Road Diet

July 15, 2016, 8am PDT
The Denver Business Journal editor spoke out in opposition to a proposal to add bike lanes to Broadway in Denver. Streetsblog responded.
Streetsblog Denver
April 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Help is on the way. The law that requires the governor's planning office to devise an alternative method for measuring vehicle traffic for environmental compliance will also take up where an earlier law that exempted bike lanes from CEQA left off.
Los Angeles Times
February 26, 2016, 11am PST
San Diego's Draft Downtown Mobility Plan is laudable but consists of basic generalities and vanilla concepts, ignoring how an urban environment functions, writes Jimmy Parker, former president of the city's most urban business district.
UrbDeZine
January 1, 2016, 11am PST
In-depth coverage of the improvement efforts underway on Seattle's Rainier Avenue.
KCTS
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 12, 2015, 6am PST
"If the 20th century was devoted to building the infrastructure to service the personal automobile, then perhaps the 21st century will be devoted to undoing most of it."
TechCrunch
October 9, 2015, 10am PDT
The tragedy on Livingston Avenue could have been avoided, but the city of New Brunswick's concern was with motorists—not pedestrians.
CityLab
August 3, 2015, 7am PDT
Roundabouts, not to be confused with traffic circles, are becoming popular throughout the United States. The Bronx will get the first one in NYC. The insurance industry and FHWA consider them far safer than traffic lights and stop signs.
The New York Times - Wheels
April 20, 2015, 5am PDT
Two streets in Akron, one-way and four or five lanes across, have become too much of a safety hazard, and city officials are ready to make a change.
WKYC
April 6, 2015, 7am PDT
The parking-protected bike lane on Reseda Boulevard in the Northridge neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles opened to bicycles on April 2. Also, Detroit broke ground on its first protected bike lanes—with or without the parking protection.
Streetsblog LA
September 28, 2014, 5am PDT
Despite an August repaving of 22nd street in the Fairmount neighborhood, lane markings have yet to appear due to City Council scuffles on whether or not the street will undergo a road diet and add an additional bike lane.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2014, 7am PDT
Bike boxes, a European import, may not have received as much attention other novel bike facilities such as protected bike lanes, but they are spreading. Nashville's first bike box accompanies a road diet and buffered bike lanes.
The Tennessean
September 2, 2014, 12pm PDT
After two years of work, SPUR's proposals for the Ocean Beach Master Plan are still taking shape. A road diet for vehicle lanes on the Great Highway, for instance, was recently shelved for the good of other pressing priorities.
S.F. Streetsblog
August 31, 2014, 7am PDT
Michael Anderson reports on a proposed road diet and bike lane proposed for Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, along a historic and cultural corridor in one of the country's oldest downtowns.
Streetsblog USA
August 29, 2014, 11am PDT
Broadway in Los Angeles is the historic lifeline of Downtown and a key corridor in the ongoing renaissance of the neighborhood. Yesterday the city opened a brightly colored, pedestrian-friendly, vehicle-lane-reducing makeover of the street.
Trending City
July 12, 2014, 9am PDT
Angie Schmitt covers Bike Portland's article on store owners teaming up to bring road diet as a means to improve business.
Bike Portland
October 30, 2013, 6am PDT
In Rust Belt cities like Flint, Michigan, a loss of population translates to less cars on oversized streets. Angie Schmitt examines how Flint, and other cities like it, are trying to right-size their transportation infrastructure.
DC.Streetsblog
May 28, 2013, 11am PDT
Provoked by the excessively wide road in front of his home to ponder the options by which cash strapped cities might place suburban streets on road diets, land use attorney Bill Adams comes up with one possibility - give away the excess.
UrbDeZine.com
January 23, 2013, 7am PST
The Project for Public Spaces has released its "Rightsizing Streets Guide", which "aims to help planners and community members update their streets to make them ‘right’ for their context."
PPS: Placemaking Blog
September 8, 2012, 7am PDT
If Gov. Jerry Brown signs AB 2245, a bill which will exempt bike lanes from the CA Environmental Quality Act until 2018, opponents of these lanes will be deprived of a major tool to delay these projects that may accompany controversial 'road diets'.
Streetsblog San Francisco