Livable Streets

Streetsblog has announced the winners of its annual readers' poll on the year's best in sustainable transportation and livable communities.
Jan 3, 2014   DC.Streetsblog
After a decade of livable street gains under Mayor Bloomberg, staff members at NYC's most respected alternative transportation advocacy group share their visions for what changes will take place over the next four years on the city's streets.
Sep 18, 2013   Reclaim
At a forum held this week, Boston mayoral candidates demonstrated their fluency in the language of transportation alternatives and livable communities. But ideas for meaningful policy changes were largely missing, says Boston Streets.
Sep 18, 2013   Boston Streets
The Federal Highway Administration's recent support for the use of an ITE/CNU authored walkable urban thoroughfares guide as a companion to the widely used AASHTO "Green Book" gives local transportation engineers more tools to create livable streets.
Sep 16, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
Bill de Blasio wasn't the only candidate backed by the newly-formed livable streets political action committee StreetsPAC to emerge victorious from Tuesday's primary elections in NYC. 13 of 18 council candidates supported by StreetsPAC won.
Sep 12, 2013   Streetsblog
Few children's books skillfully cover the subject of urban planning. Opinion
Jul 25, 2010   By Mike Lydon
More than two years years ago I chronicled my daily bicycle commute in Miami. The 8-mile trip was as representative of Miami's built and socio-cultural landscape as it was harrowing.  Opinion
Jan 18, 2010   By Mike Lydon
For a myriad of personal and professional reasons I moved to New York City this fall. Opinion
Dec 9, 2009   By Mike Lydon
For more than 100 years, street design policy was stagnant. But now, planners and policymakers are expanding their ideas about what streets can be. In the second part of their series on streets, Amber Hawkes and Georgia Sheridan examine the history of street design -- and look to the future. Exclusive
Aug 10, 2009  By Amber Hawkes
Nine new sites have been selected by New York City's Department of Transportation for conversion into public plazas.
May 4, 2009   Streetsblog
Livable streets proponents look back on 2008 as the year some of the movement's best laid plans became mainstream. Bicycle sharing systems launched in both Washington DC and Montreal. Auto-dependent Charlotte Opinion
Mar 11, 2009   By Mike Lydon