The Amateur Planner
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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Bus shuttle upsides: Finding opportunities from irregular operations
Starting next weekend, the Lowell Line will shut down on weekends for nearly six months, to allow the installation of Positive Train Control...
Saturday, May 5, 2018
A "vehicular cyclist" goes swimming
Let's imagine, for a moment, that John Forester (who is this? read on) teaches swimming lessons. First, he assembles potential swimmer...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Cambridge NIMBYs revisionist history
Every so often, you wonder what goes through the minds of people who don't want to build more housing where there's high demand. ( W...
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Springtime thoughts on Seattle, Rhode Island (and Calgary)
Spring break! Woo! What do I do on spring break? Apparently I travel places and look at their transportation networks. Amongst other thi...
Thursday, March 29, 2018
A short history of the new early morning bus service
Back in the halcyon days of March, 2016, I wrote a series of blog posts about overnight transit after the T unceremoniously axed late nig...
Extend Red-Blue to … Kendall?
At some point on the Internet, I've scoffed at the idea of extending the Blue Line across the Longfellow Bridge (somehow) and then run a...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Mass Ave reimagined: Charles River to Central Square
I n the fall of 2016, I took a course at MIT with Fred Salvucci (who also happens to be my research advisor here) called Urban Transportatio...
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