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Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

October 27, 2017, 7am PDT
Upgrading sidewalks on the way to transit stations could make a difference in cities facing declining transit ridership.
TransitCenter
October 26, 2017, 6am PDT
Decades of activism have led to this victory for pedestrian advocates, Streetsblog NYC reports.
StreetsBlog NYC
September 29, 2017, 2pm PDT
When it comes to trains, trams, and buses, L.A.'s Union Station is "the most transit-accessible location in Southern California." Soon, it will finally connect to its own neighborhood.
The Planning Report
July 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
After Gov. Kate Brown signs the comprehensive funding package, Oregon will be the eighth state this year to approve legislation to increase its gas tax and the first ever to add a bike tax to fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
The Oregonian
June 23, 2017, 10am PDT
Last year, Alaska returned $2.6 million of its 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation due to a shortage of eligible projects to fund, despite having four years to obligate the grant money.
Alaska Public Media
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
June 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
Chicago is following in the footsteps of cities around the country (a few years behind the pack) in adopting a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026.
Chi.Streetsblog
March 14, 2017, 5am PDT
Temporary installation is the first attempt to showcase possible improvements that could transform Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami into street rivaling the Embarcadero in San Francisco
Modern Cities
March 6, 2017, 6am PST
A request for proposals for the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge, connecting Detroit to Windsor, includes a mandate to include pedestrian and bike infrastructure across the span.
Detroit Free Press
February 26, 2017, 7am PST
Public comment is now open on the plan, which aims to make walking and bicycling safe and equitable options by 2040.
Streetsblog California
November 15, 2016, 11am PST
Before parklets dominated San Francisco’s Mission Street, a small bedroom community nestled between Boulder and Denver used parklets to completely transform its downtown.
ModernCities.com
November 6, 2016, 7am PST
Small towns can teach big cities about effective roadway designs.
Modern Cities
November 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Nasvhille's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.
Modern Cities
November 2, 2015, 9am PST
Biking and walking are often assumed as two peas in a pod, when in fact it might be more helpful to think of them as apples and oranges.
Bike Portland
Blog post
September 2, 2015, 10am PDT
Tired of standing on a street corner to count traffic? Technology is automating traffic counts and providing more detailed and accurate data to support planning.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
August 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Planning for new pedestrian and bike projects in your community? The federal government recently released a report providing guidance on the Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
May 27, 2015, 6am PDT
These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?
Miami Herald
April 7, 2015, 1pm PDT
As Columbia, Missouri prepares to crackdown on bikers riding on sidewalks in the city's business district, not much attention is given to their safety on the street.
Columbia Daily Tribune
March 20, 2015, 7am PDT
By virtue of super small blocks, San Diego's downtown has more space dedicated to cars than most cities. That's about to change. San Diego urban design activist Bill Keller explains how they’ll do it.
UrbDeZine
January 30, 2015, 8am PST
The New York City Department of Transportation is moving forward with a series of pedestrian and bike infrastructure improvements in a neighborhood built in the shadow of some of the city's most highest profile transportation infrastructure.
StreetsBlog NYC