California Daylighting Law Bans Parking Near Crosswalks
Limiting parking within 20 feet of intersections improves visibility and reduces collisions with pedestrians.
NYC Launches Daylighting Plan
The city will install visibility improvements at over 1,000 intersections to improve traffic safety.
Vision Zero at Work: Hoboken Celebrates Seven Years of Zero Traffic Deaths
The New Jersey city implemented simple yet impactful changes to eliminate traffic fatalities.
How ‘Daylighting’ Intersections Can Save Lives
Eliminating visual obstructions can make intersections safer for all users.
'Daylighting' Project to Restore Nature in the Big Apple
More cities are returning waterways to a more natural state—in some cases unearthing them from subterranean pipes in a process known as "daylighting." A new example can be found, perhaps surprisingly, in New York City.
Another Ambitious Creek Daylighting Planned in the San Francisco Bay Area
The East Bay Regional Park District is planning to daylight Alder Creek in the Oakland Hills. Native fish and other species will benefit.
Daylighting NYC's Most Dangerous Intersections
Legislation is proposed to reduce the number of fatal pedestrian and cyclist accidents in NYC.
Exploring Creek 'Daylighting' Projects in Washington D.C.
Writing for National Geographic, Brian Clark Howard examines the "[innovative] techniques that mimic nature help restore open waterways, prevent pollution, and create habitats for animals."
Lexington Looks Underground to Guide Downtown Redevelopment
Town Branch Creek was once the lifeblood of Lexington, Kentucky. Now, more than a century after it was rerouted and buried, city leaders want to resurrect the historic waterway as the focal point of downtown redevelopment.
Restored River Keeps NY's Fourth-Largest City Afloat
Elsa Brenner looks at the boon for developers, and residents, that a city-and-state-funded effort to daylight the Saw Mill River has provided for the New York City suburb of Yonkers.
Might High-Rises Become Uninhabitable?
Steve Mouzon argues that trillions being spent world-wide on skyscrapers could be lost as energy costs rise.
Bay Area Rediscovers the Creeks Under The Streets
A new proposal in Berkeley to daylight a portion of Strawberry Creek is the latest in a lineage of small interventions to bring buried portions of the urban watershed to the surface.
Plan to Daylight Creek in Downtown Berkeley Hits Roadblock
Berkeley's popular plan to turn a section of Center Street into a pedestrian walkway with a stream and wetlands has been slowed by the fight over downtown development.
"Hoboken Daylighting" In Lieu Of Bump-Outs
So, I'm out at a site visit with the city engineer last week and we're talking about ways to implement curb extensions to reduce pedestrian exposure to vehicular traffic. We're discussing inexpensive ways to accomplish this, and then on queue, as is the right and obligation of all civil engineers, the ugly villain subject of all things bumped-out rears its head: drainage.
Stream Surfacing in the Bronx
Community activists in the South Bronx are working to "daylight" a long-buried stream and re-integrate some natural water treatment processes into the dense urban atmosphere.
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