A study in India has shown that more women gather in public spaces in Mumbai than any other city in the country, even though free and open access continues to be a problem.
May 12, 2010 Hindustan Times
Safety is a major concern for the world's women on a day-to-day basis. From riding the bus to walking at night, if women don't feel safe, they won't do it. Cities need to take a more active role in addressing this challenge, according to this post.
Apr 15, 2010 Next American City
New York City's second annual Sustainable Streets Index adds a wealth of data in support of green transportation and street safety.
Mar 26, 2010 Streetsblog
Over the last decade, London has established more than four hundred 20 mph zones across the city. The 10mph decrease has had a significant effect on the number of fatalities.
Mar 23, 2010 Streetsblog
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
Mar 17, 2010 Wired Magazine
Transit agencies are failing to bring women into the planning process, according to a new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute. Exclusive
Feb 11, 2010 By
A new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking takes a state-by-state look at the cycling and walking community, safety statistics, and investment figures.
Feb 1, 2010 Streetsblog
This piece from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at the role of architecture in the public works projects of Medellin, Colombia, a city that has struggled with severe crime.
Jan 30, 2010 Utne Reader
In the midst of a dangerous and crime-prone area, one small section of L.A.'s South central neighborhood has retained a lower-than-average homicide rate and higher-than-average property values.
Jan 27, 2010 Los Angeles Times
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief stated in a public meeting that their evidence shows that the gated communities in the area are not statistically any freer of crime than non-gated ones.
Dec 26, 2009 The Naked City