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Following the idea that pedestrian safety takes its cues from planners, Rachel Dovey's article on pedestrian safety lists six intersection designs that "actually prioritize pedestrians."
12 hours ago   Next City
An op-ed by Kerri Culhane, associate director of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, asks "what is the Lowline, and who is it for?"
Yesterday   The Lo-Down
A surprise opening in September has given way to ridership that exceeds expectations for Cincinnati's fledgling Red Bikes bikeshare system.
Yesterday   Local 12
Mobile phones are doubling for tickets onto airplanes and into concerts all over the world. Why not commuter trains too?
Yesterday   Chicago Tribune
In a recent address to the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen portrayed the stark inequalities growing within American society.
Yesterday   The New Yorker
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
2 days ago   Streetsblog LA
Safety would win hands down for passenger rail, but for-profit railroads have a bottom line to consider. Regulators have proposed reduced train speeds, opposed by railroads, to prevent fiery derailments that have resulted from shipping shale oil.
2 days ago   The Gazette
By no means authoritative or comprehensive, here's a collection of noteworthy phrases, paragraphs, commentaries, observations, and more from the recent week in the planning and urbanism discussion.
2 days ago   Planetizen
B Labs, the nonprofit that oversees and assesses B Corps, reports that, compared to other sustainable businesses, B Corps are 68 percent more likely to donate at least 10 percent of their profits to charity.
2 days ago   ICIC
Jared Green asks the billion dollar question for economic developers and planning agencies throughout the United States: is urban revitalization of neighborhoods possible without the subsequent gentrification and displacement of current residents?
2 days ago   ASLA The Dirt
A poll gave Parisians direct say over which projects the city government will implement with a new participatory budget. Some city residents relished the opportunity to express their preferences. Others raised concerns.
3 days ago   The Guardian