Linear Parks

Rendering of proposed 'diverter' at 34th Avenue

More Evidence That Open Streets Improve Safety

An analysis of New York's 34th Avenue shows substantial reductions in crashes and injuries, strengthening the body of evidence supporting car-free streets.

January 12, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

Manhattan, New York City, New York

The Once and Future Park Avenue Promenade

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.

May 5, 2021 - The New York Times

High Line

Proposal Would Connect the High Line to the New Moynihan Train Hall

The High Line has a chance to add the role of civic connector to its list of plaudits.

January 12, 2021 - The New York Times

Bloomingdale Trail

Don't Call it The 606: Chicago's Popular Linear Park Gets a New Name

The Chicago Park District wants to be extra sure we're all clear on this.

September 15, 2020 - Block Club Chicago

Bloomingdale Trail

Extension Planned for The 606 Takes Crucial Step Forward

Plans to extend The 606 bike and pedestrian path north to the planned Lincoln Yards mega-development project recently took a crucial step forward.

January 28, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Linear Parks

The Atlanta Beltline—20 Years Later

The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.

December 26, 2019 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Buffalo Bayou Park

The Gentrification Effect of Urban Parks

New research finds that different types of parks correlate with different gentrification effects, adding to the complexity of urban change.

October 21, 2019 - CityLab

Singapore Planning a 24-Kilometer-Long Version of the High Line

A plan in Singapore to transform the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway will create a linear park ten times longer than the High Line.

January 8, 2016 - Quartz

Take the 'Green Line': Design Firm Pitches 40-Block Park on Broadway in New York

Perkins Eastman has created a splashy proposal for a linear, at-grade park running along a long stretch of one of New York's most famous avenues.

December 18, 2015 - Dezeen

130 Years on, Boston's Emerald Necklace Still a Model Linear Park

Writer Kaid Benfield used a recent trip the American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting in Boston to reflect on what that city can teach us about designing urban parks.

November 17, 2013 - NRDC Switchboard Blog

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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