Monthly Archives: January 2013

DIY spirit spurs BRT

No longer satisfied to wait around on approved-but-unfunded light rail that could be decades out, the Uptown District in Houston is pushing forward with plans for BRT (bus rapid transit) to take its place. Uptown argues it’s under served by transit already. In light of a recent referendum that dashed light rail funding hopes for […]

The curious geography of cars

Geography seems like a pretty straightforward thing. If you want to go from A to B, find the shortest route. And perhaps long ago, it was that simple. But today the car rules most cities, and it has introduced some truly curious kinks to conventional geography. Cars, and perhaps more specifically the highly inflexible roads […]