Houston Considering a ‘Sidewalk-In-Lieu-Fee’ for Residential Projects
Developers and homeowners might be able to opt-out of the Houston’s sidewalk ordinance under legislation under consideration by the Houston City Council this week.
Cincinnati Gets Serious About Pedestrian Safety
A new in-house team dedicated to pedestrian safety at Cincinnati City Hall and a new complete streets ordinance are some of the changes underway in Cincinnati.
Multimodal Improvements Coming to Houston
The city is continuing its investment in safety and accessibility improvements for transit riders, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Chicago Transportation Advocates Launch ‘Safe Streets for All’ Coalition
The group brings together advocates for road safety and better transit in the hope of influencing local elections and city policy.
California’s Year in Bike Policy
Bike and pedestrian advocates saw some big legislative and political wins in 2022.
Cincinnati Approves Complete Streets Policy
The city will now require its department of transportation to consider bike and pedestrian facilities when planning new projects or improvements.
How Tactical Urbanism Succeeds Where Bureaucracy Fails
Making the case for do-it-yourself infrastructure.
Texas Road Safety Messaging Blames Pedestrians, Ignores Structural Flaws
Critics of the state’s ‘Be Safe. Drive Smart.’ campaign say the messaging puts the onus on pedestrians and cyclists while failing to address the lack of robust pedestrian and bike infrastructure in many of its cities.
Why Are U.S. Roads So Deadly?
Despite an abundance of Vision Zero pledges, U.S. roads remain some of the most dangerous in the developed world.
Colorado Springs Updates Transportation Plan
The city made the first revisions to its transportation plan in twenty years, acknowledging the changing transportation needs of the region’s growing population.
New York Announces New Bike Lanes and Public Space Improvements
As part of its commitment to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, the city identified several major projects for 2023 that include protected bike lanes and public plazas.
Why Accessible Sidewalks Fall by the Wayside
Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act more than 30 years ago, most U.S. cities delay making accessibility improvements to sidewalks until activists bring them to court.
Asheville Approves ADA Compliance Plan
The city plans to make improvements to pedestrian infrastructure and bring its public streets into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A New Vision for Dallas’ Dealey Plaza
After decades of neglect, a team of designers reimagines the infamous plaza as a safe, vibrant, multimodal public space.
Rochester to Update Bicycle Master Plan with More Multimodal Infrastructure
The new active transportation plan will amend the existing bicycle master plan to include additional safety improvements for pedestrians and other multimodal road users.
Third Avenue Redesign Plan Revealed
The plan to reimagine Manhattan’s Third Avenue to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists is being applauded by advocates, but some say the city should go further to provide more space for multimodal transportation.
Opinion: Make Safe, Slow Streets the Default
For people with disabilities or limited mobility, a lack of safe infrastructure can cause significant disruptions, delays, and safety hazards.
Downtown Las Vegas Begins Complete Streets Work
Stewart Avenue will undergo a makeover to make it safer and more accessible for pedestrians.
What Is a Woonerf?
The woonerf, a type of road design that encourages multimodal transportation and blends pedestrian and vehicle space, was born as a reaction to the car-centric development that began dominating American and European city planning in the mid-twentieth century.
Kansas City Adopts Vision Zero
The city aims to make its streets more walkable and reduce traffic violence by investing in sidewalks and other safety improvements.
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