12 Blog Posts From the Complete Streets Tag


The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #629, emailed in January 2021. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register today at the NMA!  George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the […]

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Those are the buzzwords used frequently by city transportation officials as they seek to achieve “complete streets” nirvana. Before we attempt to define the overused terms, it is essential to know why they are more in vogue now in transportation and urban planning circles than ever before. In December, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed […]

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the practice of using contradictory terminology to obscure the government’s actions. In 1984, the Ministry of Peace propagates war; the Ministry of Plenty rations goods; the Ministry of […]

So This is What Complete Streets Comes Down To?: NMA E-Newsletter #573

So This is What Complete Streets Comes Down To?: NMA E-Newsletter #573

The Complete Streets Act of 2019, U.S. House Bill 3663, is creating a lot of rhetorical questions on our part. In NMA E-Newsletter #552, the title question was “An Appropriate Balance for Whom?” in response to the bill’s declaration that the needs of walkers and bike riders must be accommodated before those of drivers on […]

The Problem with Road Diets

The Problem with Road Diets

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in the NMA Driving in America Blog in February 2018. Over 80 percent of adult Americans drive and driving is the number one way most Americans travel today. Five out of the top 10 most congested cities in the world are from the U.S. and that is why cities […]

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