Pedestrian Planning

December 18, 2010, 11am PST
In an interview with Arlington County Board Vice-Chairman Christopher Zimmerman, Jonna McKone asks the local official about current and future transit-oriented development (TOD) and managed growth in the Washington, D.C. region.
TheCityFix
November 7, 2010, 7am PST
Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron gives a thumbs up to the design of Philadelphia's new South Street Bridge, which includes a bike lane that connects to bike paths on each side.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Cyclists who disobey traffic laws are the No. 1 police complaint among residents of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Could the built environment be the real culprit?
New Urban Network
June 10, 2010, 8am PDT
In an effort to regain its stature as a center of culture, Cairo is looking at plans to re-integrate the pedestrian into its now car-dominated downtown.
Egypt Today
June 10, 2010, 6am PDT
Infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists in Indian cities is glaringly absent, says Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan. India needs to decide between an auto-oriented future like the U.S. or a European, pedestrian model.
TheCityFix.com
May 24, 2010, 11am PDT
In Philadelphia, a recent planning school graduate and his friends are attempting to create a pop-up park in East Passyunk using social media and contest winnings as funding tools.
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 12, 2010, 6am PST
An op-ed by Los Angeles County Supervisor criticizes the Grade Crossing Policy employed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the recent approval of a light rail extension.
The Planning Report
February 2, 2010, 12pm PST
Pedestrians, street vendors, scooters and squatters all compete for space on the gridlocked sidewalks of Mumbai, where nearly 60% of the population travels by foot. Solution? 50 elevated walkways, or "skywalks."
TheCityFix.com
January 9, 2010, 1pm PST
Long-held plans to build a bus rapid transit system connecting Oakland with nearby cities may also result in the creation of what some are calling the longest "complete street" in the state.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
December 28, 2009, 10am PST
It will take a long time for the US to embrace pedestrians, bicycling, and electric carts as substitutes for cars in our communities. And yet an inevitable change is coming that will significantly increase environmental quality, and restore real community and economic viability. Changing legislation, master planning, and the development of car-reduced and car-free communities will move us forward, writes Greg Ramsey.
Greg Ramsey
Blog post
October 12, 2009, 8am PDT

I spent the last week teaching a professional development course for young planners in Buenos Aries, Argentina. It’s been a wonderful experience – my students are smart and enthusiastic, and Buenos Aries is a vibrant city with old-world charm. The buildings, plazas and old statues are beautiful and dignified, although a little frayed around the edges.

Todd Litman
July 19, 2009, 9am PDT
Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is a part of transportation, whether some elected officials like it or not. In this piece from <em>Citiwire</em>, Neal Peirce writes that this fact is becoming increasingly clear.
Citiwire
June 10, 2009, 6am PDT
City officials in Houston are set to consider plans to incentivize broad pedestrian walkways near existing and planned light rail stations within the city.
The Houston Chronicle
May 28, 2009, 12pm PDT
A proposal authored by Stanford students for a class to create a pedestrian-only zone near campus has gotten the attention of business owners and the community.
Streetsblog
May 27, 2009, 11am PDT
Shelby County and Memphis are on the verge of adopting a new smart growth zoning code to slow urban sprawl and breathe reinvigorate urban centers. The county's Main Street Mall will remain car-free. "Pedestrian-friendly" is the new planning theme.
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis
May 26, 2009, 8am PDT
Construction crews moved in to Times Square Sunday night to start work on another ambitious leg of New York's pedestrianization project.
The Huffington Post
May 22, 2009, 5am PDT
As New York City prepares to pedestrianize Times Square, <em>New York Magazine</em> profiles Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who they call "equal parts Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses."
New York Magazine
Feature
May 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Planetizen has teamed up with <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/">National Journal</a>, a weekly politics and policy magazine, to explore transportation issues. As part of National Journal's <a href="http://transportation.nationaljournal.com/">Transportation Experts blog</a>, we've asked Planetizen Interchange bloggers and National Journal's Transportation Experts whether money from the Highway Trust Fund should be used for non-highway projects like bike lanes and pedestrian walkways.
Planetizen
September 22, 2008, 2pm PDT
Blogger S.G.Narayanamurthy reports from Bangalore on the continuing problems with obstructions to the streetscape from vendors, cafes, mechanics, parking, waste water, construction, etc. The story includes a slideshow.
Citizen Matters (in Bangalore)
August 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This article from <em>The New York Observer</em> looks at how New York City might be different with more "livable streets".</p>
The New York Observer