BIRD BATTLES: CITIES, RENTAL SHOPS, AND VIGILANTES TAKE AIM AT DOCKLESS E-SCOOTERS

L.A. Taco featured the controversy on stand-up electric scooters in Los Angeles. Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School said there is a logic to the phenomenon — the need to gradually phase out carbon-fueled vehicles. He said they are helping to solve a long-standing problem in transportation: the “last mile.” There is a logic…

It’s Not Just Where You’re Going, It’s Also How You Get There

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
So … the journey and how we make that journey plays an important role in the quality of our lives. Listen as Marlon Boarnet talks infrastructure & quality of life with Anthony Orlando on #OurAmericanDiscourse

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Are ride-share electric scooters the future of urban transport?

The Guardian (UK) quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School about the benefits of dockless scooter sharing in cities. Marlon Boarnet, an urban planning and spatial analysis professor at the University of Southern California, says dockless scooters can facilitate short trips while being light on the environment and using minimal space. “Traditionally we view this…

Changing the Way Downtown Parks

Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on why developers pass the costs of building parking structures onto neighborhoods with zoning rules that include high minimum parking requirements. Zoning rules have been used across the country to mandate parking development, and that mindset hasn’t shifted much, despite new studies suggesting…

How transit affects job seekers: The first and last mile to the station make all the difference

USC News featured a study on public access to transit and job opportunities by Marlon Boarnet, professor of public policy and chair of the department of urban planning and spatial analysis at the USC Price School of Public Policy. The way that public transit riders reach their nearest stop to home could make an important difference…

Study: San Diego Drivers Have 30 Times Greater Job Access Than Transit Riders

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM featured research by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on the number of job opportunities for low-income individuals who have access to and from public transit access points. The researchers found that residents of low-income neighborhoods in San Diego with cars have 30 times greater job opportunities compared to…

Will development ban affect Redondo Beach market for years to come?

The Real Deal quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how moratoriums on additional development in small Los Angeles County cities can impact the larger housing market. “It’s understandable to see yourself as a small player, and think, ‘How big of an impact can this have in a county of 10 million people?,”…

California will meet climate change goals with more housing density in its cities

The Los Angeles Times reports that by 2030, residents will have to travel by foot four times more frequently than they did in 2012, alongside a nine-fold increase in bicycling over the same time, and a substantial boost in bus and rail ridership, climate officials say. Getting people out of their cars in favor of walking,…