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Open Streets

October 6, 2020, 7am PDT
It took a pandemic, but the worldwide effort to move restaurant and retail businesses outside, at the expense of parking, is proving far less controversial than it would have before the coronavirus swept the globe.
NPR
September 27, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City will now be measurably less car-centric for the indefinite future.
Eater New York
Feature
September 7, 2020, 11am PDT
Key considerations for those with a vision to make change on city streets.
Dan Hemme, Bruce Chamberlain
September 3, 2020, 11am PDT
What happens to Play Streets when playing together is a danger?
Next City
July 21, 2020, 5am PDT
The ongoing debate about the role of marginalized communities in the emergency planning programs of the pandemic has now been detailed on the pages of the New York Times.
The New York Times
Blog post
July 20, 2020, 6am PDT
Examining models of progress toward restrictions on the use and storage of automobiles from urban areas around the world.
Joan Fitzgerald
July 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Due to its popularity, Honolulu is extending the Kalakaua Open Street Sundays program through the end of July. The program was first launched on June 14 in a collaboration between the city and the Hawaii Bicycling League.
Pacific Business News
July 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Ocean Drive in South Beach is the site of an ongoing pilot project in making space for pedestrians and businesses in space previously devoted to cars. Advocates and some local politicians don't like the direction that the experiment is headed.
Miami Herald
July 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The al fresco streets concept is coming to New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 9, 2020, 8am PDT
A leading advocate for a new, equity centering approach explains how plans to redesign streets for the needs of the coronavirus pandemic left behind racial justice as a secondary concern.
CityLab
May 25, 2020, 11am PDT
After three months of study and analysis, NACTO is providing authoritative guidance on new ways of thinking about rights of way now that the coronavirus has changed the way we live and work in cities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
May 25, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City has opened an increasing number of street miles for pedestrians and people on bikes, but far fewer streets have been opened in the neighborhoods that need it most—low income neighborhoods lacking walkable access to parks and open space.
New York Daily News
Feature
May 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
(Opinion) After devoting more than a century of planning and engineering effort to the movement and storage of cars above all other considerations, U.S. cities have suddenly, temporarily shifted priorities.
James Brasuell
May 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.
Eater San Francisco
May 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The temporary measures of the coronavirus pandemic are being made permanent fixtures on 20 miles of streets in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
May 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A Long Beach-based urban design firm shares design tips for reopening main streets while balancing public health and economic concerns—making space for parklets, pedestrians, and al fresco dining.
studioneleven
May 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Tampa, Brookhaven, Vilnius, Hinsdale. These cities will be the answer to a COVID-themed trivia night some time soon.
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2020, 6am PDT
A pilot project in Tampa is closing select streets to cars to allow more space for dine-in restaurant service.
That's So Tampa
May 4, 2020, 8am PDT
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.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Could New York City follow in the footsteps of...Vilnius?
Eater New York