The emergency rules issued by DOT, including lowering oil-train speeds to 40 mph in urban areas, go into effect on April 20. They are in addition to rules expected to be released May 12 that address oil tanker car construction.
Yesterday The New York Times - Energy & Environment
Two streets in Akron, one-way and four or five lanes across, have become too much of a safety hazard, and city officials are ready to make a change.
The American Planning Association's 2015 National Conference has launched in Seattle, with more attendees than any event since before the recession. Blog Post
Los Angeles is known for a few magnificent parks—but they are hard to reach and concentrated in affluent areas. The 50 Parks program, however, is delivering on its titular promise.
Yesterday Next City
A recently published book describes the outcomes of the EcoMobility festival held in Suwon South Korea during September of 2013.
Yesterday Pop-Up City
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
2 days ago Chi.Streetsblog
A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.
2 days ago The Toronto Star
American cities are often described as 'segregated,' but segregation is not always well defined. A new study reveals a distinctive pattern: American cities tend to have many small areas of affluence amid fewer, but often larger, areas of poverty.
2 days ago The Atlantic
Buses in the Milwaukee County Transit System now reach 1,300 fewer employers than it did in 2001 thanks to state budget cuts.
2 days ago Urban Milwaukee
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
2 days ago The Urbanist