I don’t frequently do the “link list” post, but blogging has not been at the top of the priority list lately and I didn’t want to deprive all the dear readers of the good stuff I’ve been seeing. Each deserves longer comment then I’m giving here.
- The University of Minnesota will begin using RFID tags to track when bikers enter campus. They plan to offer incentives for people biking to campus. This type of system could be great for data gathering, infrastructure prioritization or tolling.
- Finance and Commerce reports on a shift in land use patterns over the last decade towards denser development in the core.
- Overall, the density of residential land development has only increased by 0.11 units per acre since the 90’s, but Met Council is calling this significant.
- MIT has developed an “urban network analysis tool” for GIS. It measures “Reach; Gravity; Betweenness; Closeness; and Straightness”. I have not tried it yet.
- Electric cars won’t need giant batteries if the roads are electrified. Pity the non-auto users.
- The Transportationist suggests a financially sustainable model for transit systems (that I think could also be applied to roads). Be sure to read the comments.
- Way back in 2010, Kaid Benfield reviewed an even easier way to use LEED ND to find location efficient places. Not sure how I missed this one.