I found a link to a great article at FreeColorado.com. It doesn't apply to urbanism specifically, but conceptually deals with privatization of publicly owned land.Free Colorado - Should Government Own Wilderness? The original article was from Grand Junction Free Press - Armstrong Column: … [Read more...]
Could a Private Street Look Like This?
photo at Brooklyn Paper was attributed to Montague Street Business Improvement DistrictStephen at rationalitate occasionally brings up that truly privatized streets could be converted to other uses. I think it would be inevitable that on streets with many shops and cafes, such as Montague … [Read more...]
Gramercy Park: Private Open Space
photo by flickr user wallygBack in the days in the Wild Wild East of private land ownership and limited land-use restrictions, parks were actually created by market forces. The same forces that created and preserved Gramercy Park could easily be used to preserve Historic Landmarks and low … [Read more...]
CATO Podcast: Transportation
Today, I was listening to CATO's Daily Podcast about transportation with Samuel Staley of the Reason Foundation. I started listening to him talk about the best ways to plan highway systems and said to myself, "Oh boy, here we go again another so-called "free-market" person talking about how the … [Read more...]
$12.8b Bid for PA Turnpike
From Toll Road News: With a bid of $12.8 billion an Abertis/Citi team has been selected as the concessionaire in a 75 year lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The bids were received in a second round of best-&-final offer bids last Friday (May 16). #2 bidder was Transurban/Goldman Sachs at … [Read more...]
Private Streets in Brooklyn?
This isn't some crazy proposal, they have been private since the 20's and 30's. It seems there are advantages and disadvantages. You don't have to worry about street parking when you own the street, but you have to hire your own contractor to make repairs. My main concern is that those homeowners … [Read more...]
Was it the name that killed “congestion pricing”?
Congestion pricing links:portfolio.com: Why Congestion Pricing Diedwsj poll suggests "clearway", "freeflow", and others: Why Not ‘FreeFlow’? A Buzzwatch Makeover for NYC’s Failed Traffic PlanTrendczar: Congested Thinkingknowledgeproblem.com: EZ-Zone? FreeFlow? Would congestion … [Read more...]