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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

Images from Chris Hagelin's slide show At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, February 8, about the wisdom of the Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF) proposed by the City of Boulder’s staff, panelist Steve Pomerance argued that it is [...]

Boulder Biketopia at the ULI Salon

Boulder Biketopia at the ULI Salon

NYC October 2012 (istock) Boulder's newly minted chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted its second salon on December 6th in collaboration with Bikes Belong and Community Cycles, entitled Biketopia: Dramatically Increasing Boulder's Bike [...]

YES! | 7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”

YES! | 7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”

It turns out there are Cascadians who, like Copenhageners, would like to get from A to B on their bikes but don’t ever want to ride a "century." (They might not even care to know what a century ride is.) That’s fine. You don’t have to identify [...]

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Graphics courtesy Boulder County At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, August 10, Julie McKay, planning division manager for the Boulder County Transportation Department, presented the main elements of the proposed Transportation Master Plan [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

"When Fort Collins, Colorado, was looking to replace its system of private garbage collectors with a municipal system, numerous voices decried the influence of the UN’s tentacles in municipal waste disposal." Read the entire article at the [...]

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Odense, Denmark (Google Street View) With this year's expiration of the Kyoto Protocol and our Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, the City of Boulder is looking to the future, trying to come up with an appropriate longer term climate action [...]

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

Utrecht, Netherlands (Flickr creative commons http://flic.kr/p/bGMNz2) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of July 30, Kevin Krizek, professor of planning and design at CU-Boulder, suggested that Boulder supplement or replace its [...]

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway

The June-July Arvada Report carried an unsigned article titled “Rocky Flats and the Jefferson Parkway ­ Is it safe?” The article says, yes, it’s “safe.” But “safe” for whom? Certainly not for the most vulnerable among us for at least [...]

Separate But Equal?

Separate But Equal?

Broadway underpass (Roger Wolvington) Transportation engineers like to solve traffic problems using engineering solutions, meaning building things out of concrete and steel. That’s in their training and in their nature. In general, they prefer [...]

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