Pedestrian infrastructure

Close-up of bottom half of stroller being pushed onto sidewalk with no curb cut by person in jeans and brown shoes.

How Infrastructure Communicates Values

The presence and quality of sidewalks, curb cuts, and other basic elements of infrastructure can speak to much more than just economic decisions.

February 23, 2024 - Strong Towns

Aerial view of Nashville, Tennessee skyline with river and bridge in foreground against sunrise or sunset sky.

Nashville Voters to Weigh Transit Funding

The city’s mayor is proposing a referendum that would create a dedicated source of funding for public transit and pedestrian improvements.

February 20, 2024 - WSMV

An adult man, stopped on a Seattle, Washington street corner, preparing for a rainy morning bike commute.

Seattle Mobility Advocates Say City Should Triple Transportation Levy

A measure set to go before voters in November will fund road safety and mobility projects, but advocates say a much bigger investment is required to meet the city’s needs.

February 19, 2024 - The Urbanist

Close-up of Bike Lane Closed sign on street in downtown Los Angeles with orange traffic cones blocking lane in background.

LA’s Mobility Plan Implementation Up to Voters

A measure on the local ballot in March could force the city to implement its own mobility plan, which city officials call “a guide, not a mandate.”

February 7, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

View of river and commercial buildings in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Plans Dozens of Traffic Calming, Bike Projects

The city will install new bike lanes and additional traffic calming measures throughout 2024.

February 5, 2024 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

People on bike share bikes on bridge with Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline in background

Minnesota Awards Active Transportation Grants

The grants are aimed at helping cities create action plans for improving their bike and pedestrian networks.

January 31, 2024 - KEYC News Now

People on bikes and walking on 606 Bloomingdale Bike Trail on sunny day in Chicago, Illinois.

A Framework for Effective Transit-Oriented Development

Six principles for building vibrant, accessible communities with a focus on sustainable transportation.

January 16, 2024 - Momentum Magazine

Sign for Great Western Trail near Chicago, Illinois.

Advocates Champion the Great Western Trail

A Chicago walking and biking trail along a former railroad right-of-way has been a labor of love for local residents.

January 14, 2024 - Active Transportation Alliance

Rendering of 5th Street Complete Streets redesign with bike lanes in midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Two Midtown Atlanta Complete Streets Projects to Break Ground in 2024

The projects include new bike lanes, expanded sidewalks, and other Complete Streets infrastructure.

January 10, 2024 - Urbanize Atlanta

Streetscape in old neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium with bikes parked in bulb-out.

Paris Is Great, But Here's Where the Green Mobility Revolution Is Happening

A movement toward sustainable mobility is taking place across Europe, not just in the City of Lights.

January 10, 2024 - Scott Shepard

Map drawing from Lake Wales, Florida master plan highlighting green networks.

Florida Town Master Plan Encourages Active Living

Lake Wales is redesigning its car-oriented streets to make it easier for residents to walk and bike.

January 7, 2024 - Congress For New Urbanism

Busy street with red painted bus lane in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

NYC Streets Plan Remains Largely on Paper

For the second year in a row, the city failed to meet legally required targets for building protected bike lanes and bus lanes.

January 3, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Blurred bicyclists riding through crosswalk with blue bus behind them.

Streetsblog’s Best and Worst of 2023 Transportation

While American roads didn’t get much safer by the numbers, new policies indicate a shift toward a more sustainable transportation future.

December 25, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Bird's eye view of rainbow-colored crosswalk in the Castro district in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco Fails to Achieve Vision Zero Pledge

The city wanted to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024. It didn’t.

December 24, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

Close-up of green sign for bike box for turning in intersection.

US Road Design Manual Gets Multimodal Update

The long-awaited changes include road design elements and signage aimed at improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists while planning for autonomous vehicles.

December 19, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Protected two-way cycletrack on street in London, UK with red double-decker bus in background.

Share the Road

How to reimagine the public realm for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

December 19, 2023 - Alison Sant

Low view of empty crosswalk at night from middle of street with blurred cars speeding by on both sides.

The Vicious Cycle at the Heart of Pedestrian Safety

When people feel unsafe, they walk less; with fewer pedestrians, walking becomes less safe.

December 17, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Intersection with stoplights at night with one pedestrian waiting to cross.

Three-Quarters of U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Happen at Night

Unlike in comparable countries, U.S. pedestrians are most likely to die in traffic crashes during nighttime hours.

December 11, 2023 - The New York Times

Diagram of visibility at urban intersection.

How ‘Daylighting’ Intersections Can Save Lives

Eliminating visual obstructions can make intersections safer for all users.

November 27, 2023 - Strong Towns

Close-up of bike handlebars with smart phone showing Strava app in handlebar holder. Green grass in background.

How Strava Metro Data Inform Planning and Decision-Making

Strava just announced the ten-year anniversary of Metro, a proprietary web platform that provides data insights to partner organizations to make active transportation better for cyclists and pedestrians.

November 20, 2023 - Strava Press

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