Pedestrianization

Aerial view of the Great Highway, San Francisco

Battle Over San Francisco's Pedestrianized 'Great Highway'

Although the project has been hugely successful with local residents, the mayor and some county supervisors wanted to revert the road to vehicle use.

August 24, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Strete view of 34th Avenue in Queens, New York

How Can NYC Keep its 'Open Streets' Post-Pandemic?

A debate over one Queens 'open street' project illustrates the challenges of maintaining open streets.

August 16, 2021 - New York Times

Oslo Street

What Happens When a Downtown Becomes Nearly Car-Free?

"Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people."

January 28, 2019 - Fast Company

Copenhagen Street

These Streets Were Made for Walking

Many streets and cities are designed for vehicles instead of for pedestrians. But policies and programs in cities around the world, and even in the United States, might be signaling a shift in priorities.

December 21, 2018 - The New York Times

Spain

Pontevedra, Spain: Where Cars Are Banned

Life is different in Pontevedra.

September 20, 2018 - The Guardian

London Traffic

Gaining Support: Plan to Close Oxford Street in London to Cars

A proposal to block cars (and bikes) from Oxford Street has the support of London Mayor and the Westminster Council—as well as the general public.

March 16, 2018 - Evening Standard

Oxford Circus

Plans for Pedestrianizing London's Oxford Street Revealed

A long-debated plan to pedestrianize London's busiest shopping street moves ahead

November 10, 2017 - City A.M.

Jackson Park

Obama: Pedestrianize Street Next to Presidential Center

Barack Obama supports closing Cornell Drive, a six-lane road next to the future site of the Obama Presidential Center, to automobile access. He cites safety concerns and the need for green space.

May 11, 2017 - Chi.Streetsblog

Road Diet in the Works

Road Diets Are Cheap, Easy, and Critical to Safety

The tragedy on Livingston Avenue could have been avoided, but the city of New Brunswick's concern was with motorists—not pedestrians.

October 9, 2015 - CityLab

Crosswalk no daylight

Daylighting NYC's Most Dangerous Intersections

Legislation is proposed to reduce the number of fatal pedestrian and cyclist accidents in NYC.

September 25, 2015 - StreetsBlog NYC

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