Welcome to Klumpentown. Here you will find a passion for moving people and ideas.

At Klumpentown, it's all about keeping moving. Assembled here is a collection of thoughts, services, and information about many different aspects of transportation. Please, have a look around, and leave us a note!

Shapes

Suburban Geometry

Recently, and likely because I’ve been re-reading Jane Jacob’s famous city planning book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, I’ve been thinking a lot about city planning and layout. In particular, I have been thinking about how the geometry of certain neighborhoods affects transit’s ability to be effective. This is not a new idea, Jarrett Walker often

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The Unpredictable Bus – Part IV: Pick a Stop, any Stop

This is the fourth post in a series that attempts to tackle the issue that “my bus is never on time!”. I recommend you read the first, second, and third posts before this one, as there may be some references to the ideas discussed there. Last time we discovered just how much passengers can cause instability in the movement of buses at

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Survey Says?

I come from a physics background, which is an area of study that rewards a good critical thinking, problem solving, and mathematical skills. While these skills are certainly transferable to transportation and transportation research (there is a ton of physics that has made its way into how we model transportation), there is one aspect of dealing with

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