Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Shocking Number of Street Segments in Town Center Boulder that are Off-Limits to Bicyclists

By Dom Nozzi What are the factors that induce people to bicycle? Two of the most important are relatively short travel distances, and relatively slow motor vehicle speeds. Given this, the town center of a community should be one of … Continue reading

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Gigantism: Is Boulder’s Future Green or Grey?

By Dom Nozzi March 10, 2014 Boulder, Colorado has a magnificent greenbelt that will stand as an engine for quality of life far into the future. But there is a counterbalancing sickness, exemplified by an asphalt cancer that is spreading … Continue reading

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Is Tolling a Good Idea for US 36 between Denver and Boulder?

By Dom Nozzi For any major travel route within or between reasonably healthy cities, it is nearly inevitable that such a route will become congested – particularly during rush hours. This is because cars consume so much space that only … Continue reading

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The Suburban, Car-Based, Low-Density Lifestyle Has No Future

By Dom Nozzi June 18, 2019 It is tiresome and painfully predictable — as was expressed in a Facebook thread I was recently involved in — that when a city adopts a brilliant, highly successful urban design tactic and a … Continue reading

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The Poison Pill of Requiring New and Relatively Affordable Housing to Provide Off-Street Parking

By Dom Nozzi July 3, 2018 Eliminating parking requirements – and not just for smaller and more affordable housing – is being done by a large and growing number of cities, as doing so is a powerful way to achieve … Continue reading

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The Failure and Unpopularity of Modernist Architecture

  Audun Engh Secretary, Council for European Urbanism. Co-Organiser, The European School of Urbanism and Architecture Many modernist architects believe they are the representatives of the March of History, that modernism is a successful revolution of the 20th century, and … Continue reading

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Moses and Modernism and Motor Vehicles

By Dom Nozzi September 14, 2018 After re-watching the Jane Jacobs documentary last night (Citizen Jane) about the epic battle by Jacobs to save New York City from Robert Moses and his ruinous, anti-city plans, this is part of what … Continue reading

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An Important Cause of the “No Growth” Movement

By Dom Nozzi December 11, 2018 Cities across the US – particularly cities such as Boulder, Colorado – have seen a significant rise in citizens aggressively fighting to stop growth. Terms such as NIMBY or No-Growther describe such people. What … Continue reading

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Is It Fair to Refer to Motorists as “Carbarians”?

By Dom Nozzi April 16, 2018 I recently had a guest opinion published in a local newspaper regarding street design. I was criticized by one reader, who noted that it is tactically unwise to refer to motorists as “carbarians,” as … Continue reading

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