The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
Jul 20, 2015   AARP
Efficient and equitable urban roadway management favors higher value trips and more space-efficient modes over lower-value trips and space-intensive modes. This can justify bus lane networks in most major cities. Blog Post
Jul 17, 2015   By Todd Litman
A new Mineta Transportation Institute study finds significant, measurable net benefits from U.S. public transit services.
Jul 16, 2015   Mineta Transportation Institute
The Urban Accessibility Explorer is an easy-to-use mapping system that measures the number of activities that can be reached by residents of specified neighborhoods within a given amount of travel time, by a particular mode and time of day.
Jul 15, 2015   Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer
A new report by the Urban Land Institute, "Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates," examines the concept of density, its impacts, and how it can best be achieved in cities around the world.
Jul 9, 2015   Density Drivers Dividends and Debates
LennyBoy (civil engineering professor Glen Koorey) posts terrific information concerning bicycle planning best practices, based on his three-month tour of North American and European cities.
Jul 5, 2015   Cycling In Christchurch - Overseas Learnings
The "Active Cities Report" by the Designed to Move coalition provides detailed guidance concerning how to integrate physical activity into community design, and information on the economic, social and environmental benefits that result.
Jul 5, 2015   Active Cities Report - A Guide for City Leaders
Smart cities around the world are finding creative ways to make walking, cycling, public transit, carsharing and delivery services more attractive and efficient. Way to go! Blog Post
Jun 26, 2015   By Todd Litman
A new study indicates that the safest urban streets have lanes that measure 10-10.5 feet wide. Narrower and wider lanes have higher crash frequencies, and wider lanes have higher crash severity.
Jun 2, 2015   Streetsblog USA
Common planning practices create automobile-dependent communities where driving is convenient and other forms of travel are inefficient. It's time to recognize the value of transportation diversity. Blog Post
Jun 2, 2015   By Todd Litman