Academic Studies

The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released the Access Across America: Transit 2014 report.
Oct 9, 2014   The Transportationist
"Who's Moving to the Cities, Who Isn't" suggest that the number of Americans selling the "Golden Age" cities narrative is greater than the number of Americans buying into it.
Oct 6, 2014   Center for Community Progress
Answering the question of why more women in the United States don't bike, researchers find that infrastructure and design only explains some of the gender gap. Another obstacle for women: a higher share of chores and child-supporting car trips.
Oct 6, 2014   The Guardian Bike Blog
New analysis from Richard Florida and the Martin Prosperity Institute maps segregation by employment type, finding the darker effects of the creative class.
Sep 29, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A research study finds evidence of the positive psychological effects of walking and biking to work, joining a quickly growing body of academic research supporting multi-modal lifestyle choices.
Sep 23, 2014   The Washington Post
A study examines the impact of a worldwide shift away from automobile infrastructure and finds a staggering amount of potential benefits by the year 2050.
Sep 18, 2014   UC Davis
An article in The New Yorker examines the many benefits granted the life of the mind through the act of walking.
Sep 5, 2014   The New Yorker
A new study published in the journal Nature maps out a plan for the development of roads around the world—where roads should be avoided due to their environmental costs, and where they can be built to maximize their potential benefit to humanity.
Aug 30, 2014   Science Daily
You get what you pay for, goes the old saying, and a new study out of New Zealand makes the case that when it comes investing in bike infrastructure, it's best to invest in quality.
Aug 18, 2014   FastCompany Exist
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years support positive claims about walkable neighborhoods.
Aug 16, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
The limitations (and inaccuracies) of traditional data sources like the U.S. Census are well known, so researchers are looking social media to gather the data necessary to draw conclusions about societal movements.
Aug 10, 2014   Forbes