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Car-Free Streets

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
May 18, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to completely overhaul the streets of London will require a "monumental" effort by all residents of the city, according to the mayor of London.
Mayor of London
May 17, 2020, 5am PDT
Cities around the world are putting sustainability and climate change at the forefront of economic recovery plans.
The Guardian
March 31, 2020, 8am PDT
Cities have an opportunity to make bold changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists the space on streets that they deserve.
The Verge
March 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Multiple studies have quantified the early results from a project in San Francisco that blocked most private automobile traffic from Market Street in the city's downtown.
Populus on Medium
February 25, 2020, 10am PST
The idea of blocking major streets to private automobiles is making advocates envious in cities that have yet to implement the idea. A petition is circulating to give the car-free treatment to Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Billy Penn
February 19, 2020, 8am PST
Los Angeles may follow in San Francisco’s footsteps by banning cars along a stretch of a downtown thoroughfare.
Curbed Los Angeles
January 31, 2020, 8am PST
The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic tempers expectations for Market Street in San Francisco, where the city this week undertook an ambitious, but perhaps over-sold, redesign of the busy street.
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 29, 2020, 10am PST
The historic, car-free transformation of San Francisco's busiest street opens to the public today.
London Breed via Medium
December 21, 2019, 5am PST
The consequences of car-centric planning are clear, a century after cars took over streets and lives across this country. According to this article, so to is a new way forward.
Citymetric
December 2, 2019, 5am PST
Pedestrians will have room to roam around until well after the New Year in New York City.
New York Post
November 22, 2019, 10am PST
As other cities take daring steps to reclaim their streets, a car ban in downtown Boston doesn’t seem so implausible.
Curbed Boston
November 20, 2019, 7am PST
An entertainment district in Austin will soon be the sole province of pedestrians on busy weekend nights.
Austin Statesman
October 16, 2019, 9am PDT
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved the Better Market Street plan on October 15, 2019.
San Francisco Examiner
October 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Last week, 14th Street in Manhattan was closed to almost all varieties of automobile traffic, freeing up one of the slowest bus routes in the city. How will residents, workers, and commuters react?
Gothamist
September 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new study from Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation surveys the obstacles and challenges making it more difficult to build car-free public spaces, like plazas and parklets, in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 29, 2019, 5am PDT
The city of Alexandria has begun to explore the idea of transforming sections of King Street into a car-free pedestrian zone.
Greater Greater Washington
March 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The nation's capital could soon join the 122 U.S. municipalities with open streets events.
Curbed Washington D.C.
March 7, 2019, 10am PST
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson had a busy week, releasing an ambitious plan to "break" the "car culture" of New York.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 26, 2017, 6am PDT
Decades of activism have led to this victory for pedestrian advocates, Streetsblog NYC reports.
StreetsBlog NYC