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Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

June 10, 2021, 9am PDT
A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
May 5, 2021, 6am PDT
The debate about whether the pedestrian-oriented changes made to the New York City streetscape during the pandemic should be permanent has a high-profile battleground on Park Avenue.
The New York Times
April 14, 2021, 8am PDT
The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues its work of drafting transportation plans targeted to specific geographic corners of the city,
BikePortland
March 14, 2021, 7am PDT
The city hopes for "transformative" solutions to reinvigorate the auto-centric parkway and create safer paths for people walking and biking.
WHYY
January 17, 2021, 7am PST
Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.
National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine
December 30, 2020, 8am PST
The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking a legally mandated update of its plan for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Seattle Bike Blog
December 13, 2020, 7am PST
The new Spring Branch Trail in northwest Houston is a 'harbinger' of more bike and pedestrian infrastructure to come.
Houston Chronicle
November 24, 2020, 10am PST
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council have given all the funding necessary to make the Georgetown-to-South Park Trail a reality.
The Urbanist
November 18, 2020, 11am PST
Raising the bar on the 20-minute neighborhood model, cities around the world are embracing the appeal of the 15-minute city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 20, 2020, 9am PDT
New data on scooter safety highlights the ongoing need for cities and micromobility companies to figure out how to keep scooter riders safe in cities.
Smart Cities Dive
October 12, 2020, 11am PDT
A nationwide network of bike and pedestrian trails could give drivers new options for planning their next cross-country adventure.
Fast Company
September 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike and pedestrian deaths have been on the rise in D.C. despite a Vision Zero commitment. New legislation will pave the way for new infrastructure and safety improvements.
The Washington Post
September 14, 2020, 7am PDT
A city that fosters the mental and physical health of children is safer for everyone. Six key planning and design considerations promote the well-being of the city's youngest residents.
TheCityFix
September 6, 2020, 11am PDT
Faulted for lack of attention to pedestrian and bike advocates, the Oregon Department of Transportation will soon have opportunities to redeem itself.
The Oregonian
August 16, 2020, 9am PDT
A new grant program launched by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) aims to fill a key gap in the funding available for bike and pedestrian paths.
Bike Portland
April 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.
The Guardian
January 23, 2020, 7am PST
Philadelphia's succeeded at reducing traffic fatalities in the first years after adopting a Vision Zero goal. That success didn't last, and one writer is calling for the city to back up its ambitious talk with actions.
Philadelphia
January 15, 2020, 12pm PST
Uber enters the safe streets advocacy fray by offering a new publicly available data tool and launching a coordinated advocacy campaign.
Uber Newsroom
November 26, 2019, 7am PST
A temporary bike and pedestrian path is changing the street design game in Baltimore.
Greater Greater Washington
October 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Long-time bike and pedestrian safety champion Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is among the authors of a new bill to provide federal funding for Vision Zero projects.
The Oregonian