Complete Streets

June 25, 2015, 7am PDT
The Senate's DRIVE Act is shaping up to be the first six-year transportation reauthorization bill since 2009. Notwithstanding the acronym, it's not all that bad, writes Tanya Snyder of Streetsblog USA. Finding funding for it is another story.
National Journal
June 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
A local columnist wonders if complete streets upgrades like the one on 31st Street in Lawrence, Kansas are the new future of roads.
Lawrence Journal-World
June 9, 2015, 12pm PDT
Invest Atlanta has announced a plan to finance a complete streets project for a 7.2-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
SaportaReport
June 2, 2015, 10am PDT
Improvements funded by the developer of the 73-story Wilshire Grand project will make Downtown Los Angeles' main thoroughfare a better place to walk, bike, and use public transit.
Urbanize LA
May 28, 2015, 12pm PDT
As the debate between ‘traditional’ transportation engineering and smarter cities continues, professionals should consider by what measure of success they want to be remembered.
Moving Urban Ideas Lab
May 23, 2015, 7am PDT
Walker wants to do away with Wisconsin's 2009 "complete streets" law and add a $25 retail tax to anyone purchasing a bike. Could this be because his re-election opponent was a former Trek Bicycle executive, or is he just anti-bike?
The Cap Times
May 19, 2015, 10am PDT
Next City's "Urban Vanguard" fellows envision ways to use tactical urbanism to further the evolution of Reno, Nevada. Their presentations helped city leaders reconsider the ways the city thinks about itself.
Next City
May 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Whether driveways are anti-urban or 'anti-pedestrian' depends on how we segregate street uses. As shared spaces where they cross sidewalks, driveways inform the wider question: what makes for a good street?
Urban Kchoze
April 24, 2015, 11am PDT
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
ASLA The Dirt
April 15, 2015, 8am PDT
The street that benefitted by one of the most high-profile and successful freeway removals in the country is due for another makeover.
Hoodline
April 9, 2015, 8am PDT
The Florida DOT has approved Miami's plan to rework busy Biscayne Boulevard. In the spirit of Complete Streets, vehicle lanes will be reduced and pedestrian/bike spaces expanded.
Miami Today
March 20, 2015, 7am PDT
By virtue of super small blocks, San Diego's downtown has more space dedicated to cars than most cities. That's about to change. San Diego urban design activist Bill Keller explains how they’ll do it.
UrbDeZine
March 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The St. Paul City Council approved a bike plan on March 18, 2014 that will more than double the amount of bike pathways and connections in the city. The plan will advance the goals established by the city's 2008 Comprehensive Plan.
MinnPost
March 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Philadelphia's Washington Avenue experienced 915 car crashes between 2010 and 2013. The city wants to minimize risk in its redesign, but lacks the space to install every suggested improvement.
PlanPhilly
March 3, 2015, 9am PST
Streetsblog NYC analyses one of the street design standards in place in New York City that will make it impossible to achieve zero pedestrian fatalities under Vision Zero.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 28, 2015, 11am PST
A coalition of public and private interests have come together in Albuquerque to launch New Mexico's first bikeshare program.
Albuquerque Business First
February 23, 2015, 5am PST
Douglas Hausladen, New Haven’s transportation director, envisions building complete streets quickly through a fail-fast approach.
CityLab
February 11, 2015, 1pm PST
Placemaking is an overused term and under-comprehended subcategory of the urban design and planning fields. Howard Blackson explains what it means and how it has evolved in his own career.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
February 10, 2015, 6am PST
The nationwide trend of cities, counties, and regions adopting complete streets policies continued its momentum in 2014. A new report from the National Complete Streets Coalition surveys the field and decides which is the best of the best.
James Brasuell
January 16, 2015, 9am PST
One town in Georgia recently conducted a public opinion poll finding that most of its 19,000-plus citizens support reduced speed limits on all city streets.
Decatur Metro