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Complete Streets

November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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 14, 2019, 10am PDT
California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend vetoed a bill that would have required the state's department of transportation to consider public transit as well as bike and pedestrian infrastructure when planning projects on state-owned roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Private automobiles could be prohibited on San Francisco's primary downtown thoroughfare, and already-wide sidewalks could be extended and smoothed over. The Better Market Street project is ready for its close up.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Traffic safety advocates are hoping that a $32 million street redesign project on Brighton Boulevard can provide a model for other wide arterials in the city.
Denverite
July 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Some love it; some hate it: The main drag of Downtown Los Gatos, at the southern end of the South Bay Area, got a complete streets makeover.
The Mercury News
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT
No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
July 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Philadelphia has a busy schedule of complete streets projects in the works. The city has a goal of building 20 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020.
City of Philadelphia
July 12, 2019, 6am PDT
New federal legislation would establish a national complete streets program.
Streetsblog USA
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
May 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
The so-called car capital of the world is now a "hotbed for mobility disruption," a Harvard studio suggests.
The Planning Report
May 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.
Smart Cities Dive
May 5, 2019, 7am PDT
It might surprise people outside of Texas to hear about the progress of new, high quality bike infrastructure in the city of Houston.
Next City
May 1, 2019, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs, a smart cities shop within the Alphabet corporate structure, is working to revolutionize technology's role in city planning. Sidewalk Labs recently released the street design principles it's using to guide that effort.
Smart Cities Dive
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
The Indianapolis Star
March 27, 2019, 10am PDT
A protected bike lane project in Downtown Los Angeles has ceded too much ground to cars, according to this opinion piece. If only it were the only example to choose from.
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2019, 7am PST
The work of the Portland Bureau of Transportation on NE Tillamook Street is a perfect example of how a little bit of money can go a long way for traffic safety.
Bike Portland
February 25, 2019, 12pm PST
As cities strive to improve mobility for all users, the existing auto paradigm is slow to change
The Conversation
February 20, 2019, 8am PST
Five blocks in Pittsburgh's Historic Produce Terminal Strip District will gain wider sidewalks, public spaces, and traffic calming according to a recently released final design concept.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 25, 2019, 9am PST
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Greater Greater Washington