Infrastructure

July 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
Three proposed legislative measures would undo one of the more obvious signs of the recession, and return the responsibility for street trees to the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
CityLab
July 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
File under "build it and they will come."
Fast Co.Exist
July 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
A writer for the Tampa Bay Times critiques the city of St. Petersburg's response to repeat storm events that have sent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into its public waters.
Tampa Bay Times
July 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Next year, trains traveling at up to 110 mph will speed through grade crossings faster than the current trains traveling at up to 79 m.p.h, and motorists need to prepare for crossing gates that will stay down up to three times longer.
The State Journal-Register
Blog post
July 19, 2016, 8am PDT
Dave Biggs interviews author James Hoggan about his new book, "I'm Right and You're An Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up."
Dave Biggs
July 19, 2016, 7am PDT
According to a recent article in Urban Milwaukee, plans for a road diet have preceded a wave of reinvestment in the Walker's Point neighborhood.
Urban Milwaukee
July 19, 2016, 6am PDT
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
Next City
July 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The challenges of bridging the digital divide are exacerbated by the racist legacies of previous infrastructure systems, according to a recent presentation to the New York Regional Plan Association.
RPA Lab
July 18, 2016, 10am PDT
At their July 7 meeting, the Caltrain Joint Powers Board, a 3-county body that administers the crowded San Jose-to-San Francisco commuter rail line, unanimously approved $1.25 billion in contracts to rail and infrastructure firms for electrification.
Streetsblog SF
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
July 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Often overlooked, alleys can be transformed into valuable community spaces
CityLab
July 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Two U.S. coastal communities are debating the merits of staying or leaving due to effects from climate change and rising sea levels
Public Radio International
July 16, 2016, 11am PDT
have you ever found bike parking hidden behind a dumpster?
MinnPost
July 15, 2016, 8am PDT
The Denver Business Journal editor spoke out in opposition to a proposal to add bike lanes to Broadway in Denver. Streetsblog responded.
Streetsblog Denver
July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
The Guardian Cities
July 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Emily Badger, writing for The Washington Post's Wonkblog, doesn't let planners off the hook for the racist history of highway planning around the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 14, 2016, 7am PDT
In California and much of the rest of the country, says Andrew Said, the laws governing speed limits and enforcement are dangerously outdated, especially where pedestrians and cyclists are concerned. What could we change?
Streetsblog LA
July 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The White Oak Bayou in Houston joins a growing list of urban watersheds that could be freed from its concrete shackles.
Houston Chronicle
July 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study discovered that towns and cities around the country had removed the pavement on thousands of roads in the last five years.
Wired