Multi-modalism

September 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
An op-ed directs a pointed pro-transit message to Gwinnett County near Atlanta.
SaportaReport
September 17, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the key assumptions of a new partnership between the planning and public health professions is that transit encourages more active mobility than possible with a car-centric lifestyle. But new research casts doubt on those assumptions.
CityLab
September 13, 2016, 11am PDT
The shared street concept is being tested in Chicago, with goals of spurring economic development, allowing new and flexible use of public spaces, and increasing pedestrian safety.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
September 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The conventional planning wisdom seems to be that long drives are less beneficial to well-being than a short walk. But what about other commuting options?
Michael Lewyn
August 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
New York City has several famous examples of pedestrian-only environments, but last weekend's Shared Streets event was an experiment in co-existence.
StreetsBlog NYC
July 19, 2016, 2pm PDT
File under "build it and they will come."
Fast Co.Exist
July 8, 2016, 7am PDT
For a year, Boston has been developing a new kind of park-and-ride system: park-and-pedal. One commentator evaluates the idea as a nice halfway point between the first-mile and the last-mile.
Greater Greater Washington
June 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
El Paso is moving forward with a number of transit projects, toward ambitious goals in mobility, quality of life, and air quality.
The Urban Edge
June 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
Atlanta is the latest among a roster of cities offering bikeshare systems around the United States. Few of those cities, however, are so decidedly devoted to the automobile.
Next City
June 3, 2016, 8am PDT
A conceptual study released earlier this spring would add new options for alternative modes of transportation between the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Brookland in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 29, 2016, 11am PDT
Some users accrue more data than others.
New York Post
May 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new map quantifies the stress levels for bike riders on the streets of Montgomery County, Maryland.
CityLab
May 15, 2016, 11am PDT
It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to building safety infrastructure onto streets so that they better serve all modes of transportation.
Bike Portland
April 22, 2016, 2pm PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is on a multi-modal roll, releasing two guides to non-automobile forms of transportation in recent weeks. The most recent offers guidance on why, where, and how to site bikeshare.
Next City
March 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Boise, Idaho recently released a draft transportation plan, called the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), which provides a road map to a modern, well-balanced transportation system.
The Idaho Statesman
March 2, 2016, 6am PST
Brent Toderian barnstormed Edmonton, Canada recently, giving the city an A+ for policy aspirations and a D- in budgetary prioritization. That sounds like a problem in many other cities as well.
Edmonton Journal
February 8, 2016, 12pm PST
Fresno State University in California has released plans for a suite of changes that will redefine its approach to transportation—away from a devout focus on cars and toward more transportation options.
Stop and Move
February 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Philadelphia magazine says a staffing decision by new Mayor Jim Kenney is a big victory for urbanists and bike advocates.
Philadelphia
January 26, 2016, 12pm PST
Here's a project to watch: an influential group of contractors has been hired for a complete streets makeover for King Street in Toronto.
Toronto Star