Getting serious about mobility and traffic safety in the City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia has released its first strategic transportation plan, which has been named Connect, to set goals for "revamping bus service, expanding bike-share, addressing traffic congestion, creating neighborhood slow zones, ensuring a walkable city and managing parking and curbside space," according to an article by Katie Pyzyk.
The new strategic plan builds on previous work done by the city's Vision Zero policy and its Philadelphia2035 comprehensive plan.
"Connect states that transportation infrastructure and service improvements are needed because a transportation system greatly affects residents' quality of life and access to jobs and other opportunities, and a poorly operating system leads to resident isolation and decreased economic growth in addition to pollution and various health issues," adds Pyzyk.
Study: Market-Rate Development Filters Into Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
New research sheds new light on one of the most hotly debated questions in planning and development.
The End of Single-Family Zoning in California
Despite a few high-profile failures, the California State Legislature has approved a steady drumbeat of pro-development reforms that loosen zoning restrictions. The state raised the stakes on its zoning reforms this week.
Austin 'Right to Return' Policy Implemented for the First Time
A North Austin development will be the first approved under the city's new Right to Stay and Right to Return policies, aimed at preventing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.
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