“The fundamental diagram” describes the relationship between traffic flow (q) (throughput, or vehicles per hour pass a point), density (k) (vehicles per unit distance), and speed (v) (how fast those vehicles are going distance per hour). This can be…
Reihan Salam at National Review on Hillary Clinton’s Infrastructure Speech Different infrastructure services require different kinds of expertise, in large part because they depend on different business models, some of which are more conducive to public…
Recently published Climbing Mount Next: The Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on Society Levinson, David (Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2015) View/Download file 6 MJLST_v162_Levinson_787-810.pdf (201.8Kb application/pdf) Permanent link to…
I have recently been named to the Editorial Board of TeMA: Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment. This is an Italian open access journal on things I am obviously interested in. Though it is based in Italy, many of the articles are in English, the…
New Ulm, Minnesota, (map) in Brown County, is the local urbanist small town Utopia. New Ulm is definitely in good shape as small towns go. Having a college (Martin Luther) in town is good, but its location away from Main Street means it doesn’t interact…
I am participating in an FHWA Webinar tomorrow (July 16) (1pm Central). Mine is the first topic up. Details below Using Multiday GPS Data TMIP Date: July 16, 2015 Location: 2-4 PM Eastern Web Address: http://fhwa.adobeconnect.com/tmipvirtualseminars/…
- University of California, BerkeleyCivil Engineering (Ph.D.), 1994 - 1998
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- Georgia Institute of TechnologyCivil Engineering (B), 1984 - 1988
- University of MinnesotaProfessor, 1999 - present
- University of California, BerkeleyResearcher, 1994 - 1999
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Grids are for squares: Three reasons to consider alternatives to rectili...
Just as we have cut the earth into a grid of latitude and longitude (and knowing that each "block" of 1 degree latitude by 1 degree longitud
The Journal of Transport and Land Use enters year six - The Transportati...
In the past year, the JTLU website has had almost 17000 visits. According to Google Scholar, we have an h-index of 16, 16 articles cited 16
Journal of Transport and Land Use 6(1) - The Transportationist.org
a weblog by David Levinson and the Nexus Research Group on Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems. [@trnsprttnst]. Journal of Transport and
Black Holes: A brief treatise on the nature of journal publications and ...
Academia should be faster than it is. This especially applies to the transportation and planning journals with which I am familiar. It often
FOSS4G: FOSS Experiences in Transportation and Land Use Research - The T...
FOSS Experiences in Transportation and Land Use Research. Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota Nexus Research Group ￼ The Nexus Research Gro
$40bn “fix it first” plan headlines Obama’s infrastructure push - The Tr...
In his State of the Union address last month, US President Barack Obama proposed investing $50bn, starting right away, on the country's tran
To Game or Not to Game: Teaching Transportation with Board Games webinar...
AHB45 Committee on Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics will host a special webinar on March 19, 11:00 AM EDT on "To Game or Not to Game:
How shoveling and plowing snow now extends the duration of icy sidewalks...
Minnesota is getting still more ice/sleet/freezing rain/snow today. We will see piles of snow for a long time. Why will we see piles of snow
Suppose we replaced the federal income tax with inflation. - The Transpo...
I just filled out my taxes this year, and it seems an awful waste of time. And TurboTax (and the tax code for which it stands) is increasing
Selfishness and Altruism in the Distribution of Travel Time and Income. ...
Recently published: Tilahun, Nebiyou, and David Levinson (2013) Selfishness and Altruism in the Distribution of Travel Time and Income. [pre
Demand Side Solutions to Ice-Related Falls - The Transportationist.org
I talked before about things we can do to reduce the iciness of sidewalks. That is a supply side solution. We need to think about demand sid