Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news. The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.
Florida: Miami, Orlando Train Good for Downtowns
Plans are already in motion to bring train service from the downtowns of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami to Orlando in 2014. For travelers, it will offer a somewhat faster alternative to driving...
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
National: The US Is In A Big City Train Station Boom
If you're reading Denverurbanism.com, you probably already know that Denver Union Station is in the midst of an impressive major reconstruction. But did you know that many other American cities are also making big investments in their rail depots? The list, and the renderings, are pretty darn cool....
The annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading venue for New Urbanist education, collaboration, and networking. CNU members come from around the world to discuss development practices and public policies, learn from recent innovative work, and advance new initiatives to transform our communities.
When you shop, you may visit a mall, or go to your town’s main street. At the mall, you probably cruise past rows and rows of empty parking, the spaces filled only one day a year. Maybe you head downtown, but can only find vacant storefronts. And where things are bustling, you can’t find convenient parking near the stores you want to visit. All three of these scenarios represent a “parking problem” that has a negative impact on other community goals. At the mall, overbuilt parking consumes land and wastes money. Downtown, storefronts may sit empty because new businesses that would like to move in can’t meet high parking requirements – and too little parking makes good businesses less viable.