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Open Streets

3 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
April 21, 2020, 10am PDT
Transportation officials in San Francisco are planning to restrict vehicle access on 12 streets around the city to make more room for pedestrians and people on bikes.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
April 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Suddenly, cars aren't the first priority on 10 percent of the roadway in Oakland, California.
KRON
April 6, 2020, 10am PDT
Denver now has more than 13 miles of streets closed to car traffic. Only Minneapolis has more.
Denverite
March 26, 2020, 12pm PDT
To encourage recreational walking while practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the New York City mayor and city council speaker to devise a pilot project to provide for open streets.
CNBC
August 14, 2019, 10am PDT
In July, a local nonprofit closed down an entire street in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland for a placemaking experiment that had to be partially dismantled before the three-month duration of the program was complete.
The Plain Dealer
March 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The nation's capital could soon join the 122 U.S. municipalities with open streets events.
Curbed Washington D.C.
October 26, 2018, 10am PDT
San Francisco active transportation supporters are pushing for a trial of pedestrianized Valencia Street between 16th and 17th streets and 23rd and 24th streets in the Mission District.
Streetsblog SF
May 11, 2017, 10am PDT
The makers of Pokémon Go, touted for its potential to activate sedentary Americans since its release last year, will take more initiative to participate in community-based events.
Fast Company Co.Design
January 12, 2017, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hildalgo announced a new plan to further restrict cars and trucks from the city center.
The Independent
August 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The same political force that helped bring the Central Subway in San Francisco is now opposing a proposal that grew in the project's wake—turning Stockton Street into a permanent pedestrian space.
San Francisco Chronicle