Complete Streets

January 26, 2016, 12pm PST
Here's a project to watch: an influential group of contractors has been hired for a complete streets makeover for King Street in Toronto.
Toronto Star
January 6, 2016, 5am PST
Streetsblog presents a look back, with some snark involved, at the year that was in transportartion.
Streetsblog USA
December 30, 2015, 10am PST
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
MinnPost
December 9, 2015, 12pm PST
Road diets, whereby the number of traffic lanes are reduced to better accommodate cyclists, can be controversial. But what of the opposite—adding lanes to better accommodate motorists? A cyclist died after such an "improvement." A lawsuit followed.
The State Smart Transportation Initiative
December 4, 2015, 8am PST
Planners and public health professionals in Maine are working together to increase opportunities for physical activity and active transportation.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
December 3, 2015, 7am PST
With a planned pace of ten new miles of bike lanes every year for the next five years, Pittsburgh is already making over many of its thoroughfares in the complete streets model. A formal city policy certainly won't hurt, however.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 2, 2015, 5am PST
Remember the term "transportation alternatives," as in alternatives to motor vehicle transportation? It's not used much anymore, and for good reason. But more modern terms, e.g. road diet, need to be rethought as well, posits Nate Holmes for Medium.
Medium
November 30, 2015, 5am PST
A string of fatalities has residents and commuters alike ready to explore new options, such as a complete streets plan, to improve the safety of the neighborhood's streets.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
November 16, 2015, 1pm PST
A photo of a "backwards" buffered bike lane in Cleveland prompts commentary from the planning community. What is gained by separating bike lane and curb?
People for Bikes
Blog post
October 28, 2015, 5am PDT
Though the role for planners in making it easier to walk was clear even before the U.S. Surgeon General urged communities to design and plan for walking, more information is needed to understand why and where people choose to travel on foot.
Steven Polzin
October 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A MinnPost article explains the importance of a properly tuned turning radius while getting to the bottom of a controversial decision to remove pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
MinnPost
Blog post
October 23, 2015, 10am PDT
Dehli announced a major new Complete Streets program that will redesign urban roads to favor walking, cycling and public transport over car traffic. This is very good news. It shows that the Complete Streets concept is now being applied worldwide.,
Todd Litman
October 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
Dehli's Aam Aadmi Party-led government announced steps to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users get preference over car users.
The Hindu
October 17, 2015, 7am PDT
The Woodward Avenue Action Association recently approved a plan for a complete streets makeover that would connect to the forthcoming M-1 streetcar and cross several city boundaries.
Detroit Free Press
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
September 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
A coalition in Los Angeles County wants to reframe the debate about closing the gap in the 710 Freeway, asking Metro to look "beyond the 710"—and toward a multi-pronged, multimodal approach to transportation problems in the region.
The Planning Report
September 16, 2015, 12pm PDT
Colorado will call on its Department of Transportation to help make the state "the best state for biking" in the country.
The Denver Post
September 14, 2015, 5am PDT
The New South Wales minister for roads has taken a firm position against separate bike lanes. Sydney cycling advocates say his policies will bring the city out of step with its global peers.
The Guardian
September 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
The idea that Americans should walk rather than drive: "a radical idea wrapped in a banal government document."
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 4, 2015, 7am PDT
No, those will not be the precise words of the forthcoming "Call to Action" by Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, but he will call on cities to "design and build roads and public places to make walking easier, safer, and more pleasant."
T4America Blog