Walkability

October 19, 2015, 8am PDT
Seattle continues to expand its efforts to improve walkability with the Safe Routes to School Program.
Seattle Bike Blog
October 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.
Streetsblog USA
October 9, 2015, 10am PDT
The tragedy on Livingston Avenue could have been avoided, but the city of New Brunswick's concern was with motorists—not pedestrians.
CityLab
September 29, 2015, 5am PDT
No single tool builds "walk appeal" as powerfully as sidewalk cafes, which are both a cause and an effect of places we love to walk.
The Original Green Blog
Blog post
September 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
Researchers from Texas A&M blog about their study of the economic benefits of walkability in neighborhoods in Austin, Texas.
JPER
September 25, 2015, 2pm PDT
Legislation is proposed to reduce the number of fatal pedestrian and cyclist accidents in NYC.
StreetsBlog NYC
September 15, 2015, 11am PDT
Where pedestrian-only streets have failed to draw business, the problem may be a failure to think big enough.
The Globe and Mail
September 15, 2015, 6am PDT
The Surgeon General's call to action, Step It Up, asks us all to get moving. And that to do that, to clear the hurdles to walkable, bikeable, rollable places. We knew that sitting is the new smoking, and now we have the full admonition to go with it.
PlaceShakers
September 10, 2015, 11am PDT
A team of designers will convert one Mexico City's most dangerous highways into an urban oasis.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
Researchers who studied the appeal of New York City streetscapes find an additionally significant factor on the streets of Salt Lake City: the photo op.
CityLab
August 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Human Transit
August 3, 2015, 10am PDT
A new Transit Center report shows what it takes to enact change.
Next City
July 27, 2015, 10am PDT
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
The City Fix
July 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
ASLA The Dirt
July 24, 2015, 7am PDT
A new study offers evidence that walking in a natural setting is more beneficial to mental health than walking in an urban setting.
New York Times
July 20, 2015, 6am PDT
The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
AARP
July 7, 2015, 7am PDT
For a long time, surface parking lots blanketed Maryland's Montgomery County. Developers and county officials now prioritize mixed-use infill with parking concealed underground.
WAMU
June 30, 2015, 9am PDT
The Texas city is the largest municipality so far to sign onto the Blue Zones Project, an initiative for improving longevity. In a nutshell, Blue Zones wants to make healthy choices the easy ones.
Next City
June 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Albert Lea, Minnesota proves that small towns can reinvent themselves—often faster than big cities—and that walkable communities aren't only possible in urban neighborhoods.
MinnPost
June 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Although Los Angeles isn't famous for its walking culture, many neighborhoods are actually quite suited for it. That is, if streets could be made friendlier to the pedestrians they currently repel.
Los Angeles Times