Gary Toth considers the damage to the quality of our streets and urban environments caused by the use of travel projection models and Levels of Service (LOS) as performance metrics.
Feb 8, 2012 Project For Public Spaces
A new guidebook illustrates ways to create safer streets and more livable public spaces.
Jan 11, 2012 Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
I had heard of "dense sprawl" and "density without
walkability" in the past, but before spending a week in Jerusalem last month, I had never really
lived through these problems.
Jan 1, 2012 By
In urban street design, a new movement known as 'shared spaces' has been emerging. This new movement "aims to reduce the dominance of cars by getting people and vehicles to share the road space," according to Walkonomics.
Nov 30, 2011 This Big City
Creating livable streets starts at the grassroots level by gathering support from the community. Better Blocks Philly was a project that created temporary changes to streets, promoting the concept of the "complete street" for the residents.
Oct 27, 2011 Project For Public Spaces
Walkability guru Dan Burden's long-preached message of pedestrian-focused planning is increasingly becoming policy in cities across the country.
Jun 22, 2011 The Washington Post
This episode of <em>99% Invisible</em> looks into the history of the cul-de-sac, and why its design flaws overpower its benefits.
Jun 21, 2011 99% Invisible
Your streets could be killing you -- or at least making it harder for emergency services to reach you in times of need.
May 17, 2011 Medill National Security Zone
A few days ago, I was in a Chicago neighborhood called Lincoln Square, on Lincoln Avenue just south of Lawrence Avenue. Lincoln Avenue looks like many posh urban neighborhoods- narrow, walkable streets inhabited by gelato-eating, prosperous-looking people. Even on a weeknight, the shops and streets of Lincoln Square betrayed no evidence of a recession.*
Jul 29, 2010 By
The city of St. Louis has been testing out a new sustainable streetscape design that calms traffic and helps absorb stormwater. The test run has been so well-received, the city is thinking about rolling out the design permanently.
Oct 18, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper