A rider on a Citibike on a bike lane in New York City

Bikes Are More Popular Than Ever in New York City, City Officials Say

Build safe infrastructure and people on bikes will come, according to New York City officials.

April 27, 2023 - New York City Department of Transportation


Roadways for People: The Necessity of Collaboration

Breaking down planning silos to ensure transportation options in a car-oriented world.

December 8, 2022 - Lynn Peterson and Elizabeth Doerr

A map of the MARTA rail system highlighting the Arts Center Station.

Atlanta Street Extension Project Will Benefit Transit Access

Plans to extend 15th Street in Midtown Atlanta are designed to improve access to the Arts Center MARTA station.

September 6, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta


‘Idaho Stop’ Now Legal in Colorado

Colorado is the latest state to make it legal for people on bikes to treat stop signs like yield signs when no cars are in the intersection.

April 15, 2022 - Bicycle Colorado

A sign reading "Is Denver Bike Friendly?" is pictured with no background.

Colorado Legislature Approves 'Idaho Stop' Bill

Pending Gov. Polis's signature on a bill approved recently by the Colorado State Legislature, Colorado will become the latest state to allow people on bikes to yield at stop signs.

March 27, 2022 - Colorado Politics

A freeway sign for an intersection showing Interstate 85 for Durham on the left and Interstate 40 for Raleigh on the right.

Research Triangle Region Cuts Back Highway Widening Plans

The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization accomplished a major shift in transportation planning priorities.

March 2, 2022 - News & Observer

D.C. Metro Station

Bus Rapid Transit, Bike Lanes Under Consideration in Alexandria, Virginia

A complete streets makeover is taking shape for Duke Street in Alexandria.

July 5, 2021 - ALX Now

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hundreds of Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Pittsburgh

Checking in with the Bike(+) Plan in Pittsburgh.

April 23, 2021 - KDKA2

Transportation Planning

North Portland in Motion Launches with Goals to Improve Walking, Biking, and Transit

The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues its work of drafting transportation plans targeted to specific geographic corners of the city,

April 14, 2021 - BikePortland

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane

New Bike Lanes Planned for Two New York City Bridges

The de Blasio administration is offering a parting gift to the city's cyclists.

February 2, 2021 - The New York Times

Seattle Protected Bike Lane

Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Proposed for Seattle Light Rail Stations

Anticipating the opening of two new stations in 2024, the Seattle Department of Transportation released a study prioritizing bike infrastructure in the surrounding areas.

January 25, 2021 - Seattle Bike Blog

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Resources for Safe, Convenient Pedestrian and Bike Infrastructure

Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.

January 17, 2021 - National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine

Gas Works Park

Washington State Active Transportation Plan Draft Released

The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking a legally mandated update of its plan for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

December 30, 2020 - Seattle Bike Blog

Electric Scooters

New York City Rolling Out First E-Scooters in the Spring

After years of outright banning them, New York City is finally giving e-scooters a chance to operate on its streets.

December 29, 2020 - Curbed

Fast Forward Bus

Senate Report Proposes Land Use and Transportation Reforms to Get Americans Out of Cars

Progress in combating climate change won't be possible unless Americans drive less. And Americans won't be able to drive less without changes to land use patterns in the United States.

September 16, 2020 - Transportation for America

Austin Cycle

Transit, Bikeshare Integration Planned in Austin

Under a plan scheduled for implementation later this year, a transit pass will mean access to the city's bikeshare system.

May 28, 2020 - Austin Monitor

Telegraph Avenue

Watch Oakland's Slow Streets Program in Action

Oakland offers a model for other streets looking to provide new space for pedestrians and people on bikes to get exercise at a space physical distance.

May 4, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Street Fiori Oscuri

Milan Commits to a Less Car-Centric New Normal

Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.

April 22, 2020 - The Guardian

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Seattle Leads the Nation in Reducing Car Ownership

Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.

November 4, 2019 - The Seattle Times

NACTO Releases Updated Guidelines for Shared Micromobility

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.

September 18, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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