Cut to the Chase
|SDDT 2/24/03||Irrational planning... on rails||
The politics at issue here are the politics of big-money and good-old-boyism involved with so-called Light Rail Transit (LRT) planning in our region. There's nothing really light about LRT in terms of either the costs or time it takes to deliver.
|SDDT 9/1/02||City of Parks or City of Parking?||
I do not disagree that this "Strategic Framework Element" for the General Plan contains some good language. But good language that is not enforceable and sets no standards is just that: pretty prose and nothing more.
|SDDT 5/6/02||Traffic Olympics, Part 2: what's the opportunity?||
Were about to enter the Olympics of traffic congestion folks. You think youve got traffic now? You aint seen nothing yet!
|SDDT 4/21/02||Merge Mash Madness, Part 1: The Mess||
How will the construction of the new "bypass" lanes at the 5/805 merge impact already out-of-control traffic through the merge?
|SDDT 2/6/02||Questioning Questions||
You learn about people by the questions that they ask how they are framed reveals much about the framer. This was brought into great focus recently during a presentation I was asked to give at a recent LEAD event.
|SDDT 9/24/01||Public Education||
Fifty years of lopsided spending [by SANDAG] on transportation has both failed to deliver reasonable traffic conditions and greatly contributed to the region's environmental degradation especially the fragmentation of open space and water pollution.
|SDDT 9/10/01||Flat-Earth Thinking in Our Time||
I'm fed up with big-airport boosterism. Study after study after study has piled up on putting a new international airport in the San Diego region. These studies provide easy targets for "Golden Fleece" awards from the San Diego County Taxpayer's Association.
|SDDT 6/18/01||Pollitics||Higher taxes or higher traffic? Which would you choose? The problem is, we are getting both.|
|SDDT 3/12/01||Great Streets||What are the key issues in dealing with the impacts of growth on our local streets and intersections?|
|SDDT 10/23/00||Doable Dream||When you think about public transportation, innovation is not one of the top ten words that will usually come to mind.|
|SDDT 9/5/00||Driving Technology||Support Cleaner Cars for California (ZEV Program up for review)|
|SDDT 8/7/00||Biotech vs Biology?||Sorrento Valley Rd /Torrey Pines State Reserve|
|SDDT 7/21/00||Process over performance||Just part of why our transportation systems are uncompetitive.|
|SDDT 5/15/00||Blame Game||Wetlands vs. Roads|
|SDDT 4/10/00||Smart growth showdown||Assumption of Smart Growth|
|SDDT 3/27/00||Oil victims -- again||Energy, transportation|
|SDDT 3/20/00||Rational choices||Subsidizing "bad behavior"|
|SDDT 3/13/00||Putting up||What would a great transportation system be like?|
|SDDT 12/21/00||Blueprint for Los Angelization||Transportation planning -- NOT|
|STTD 2/14/00||Clean Energy Quest||Energy alternatives|
|SDDT 2/2/00||Uncommon sense||Transportation + Politics = Traffic|
|SDDT 12/10/99||Motions of Compliance||Congestion mismanagement|
|SDDDT 12/6/99||Congestion Politics||Transportation planning -- BAD|
|SDDT 11/12/99||Road to ruin||Public weighs in on bad roads|
|SDDT 11/5/99||Evolving capitalism||Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution|
|SDDT 10/20/99||Solving Sprawl||How and why about sprawl|
|SDDT 10/18/99||What Fuels These Mortals Be||Oil overdependence & fuel economy|
|SDDT 10/1/99||Ways to Go||Solutions & the paradox of suto-mobility|
|SDDT 9/24/99||Remember Bliss||Designing for people, not cars|
|EV Does It||Electric cars -- the single biggest thing an individual can do|
|SDDT 7/19/99||More of the same|
|SDDT 7/12/99||Clearing some air|
|SDDT 4/3/99||Planning to fail||Fees for smart growth|
|SDDT 3/8/99||Driving Evolution||Green cars & trucks|
|SDDT 3/1/99||Growtesque||Dysfunctional growth|
|SDDT 2/8/99||Lanes to nowhere||Congestion & sprawl|
|SDDT 9/14/98||Sprawling America||Suburban sprawl growth|
|SDDT 8/10/98||Trip to Tomorrowland||Disneyland & trarnsportation planning|
|SDDT 8/3/98||Urban road warriors||Cars & wealth|
|SDDT 7/27/98||Car Redux||Growth & traffic|
|SDDT 7/13/98||Driving Taxes||Vehicle licence fee cuts|
|SDDT 6/22/98||A Tale of Two Developments||Growth & development|
|SDDT 5/15/98||Get out of gridlock||Sharing the road|
|SDDT 4/3/98||Smart Taxes||Tax pollution,reward enterprise|
|SDDT 2/9/98||Jolly Trolley Folly||Transit effectiveness?|
|SDDT 2/2/98||Phase This, or Dumb or Dumber?||SR-56 & growth|