Author: Yonah Freemark
Articles by Yonah Freemark
- Developing More Sustainable, Connected Port Zones
Published on November 30, 2015 in Infrastructure
San Francisco’s shoreline—once cut off from downtown by an elevated highway and a series of inaccessible piers—now offers a series of transit-accessible open spaces that link surrounding communities to the shore. How can cities better existing ports?
- With Better Funding, City Buses Could Fill Transit Voids
Published on September 02, 2015 in Infrastructure
Champaign, Illinois, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, are unlikely to make a list of American cities with the best transit systems anytime soon. Yet these two cities increased their annual bus ridership by about 50 percent over the past seven years.
- Transportation First, then Economic Development for Streetcars
Published on June 10, 2015 in Infrastructure
In this Urban Land opinion piece, Yonah Freemark argues that streetcars are too frequently not thought of with local riders in mind. The biggest problem is that they are typically too slow to be useful for most people.