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Blog post
June 2, 2021, 10am PDT
When you are trying to get people's attention, a city feels very different.
Michael Lewyn
June 2, 2021, 9am PDT
The walkway is simpler and faster to build than a sidewalk, letting the city quickly and cost-effectively improve pedestrian safety on important walking corridors.
Bike Portland
Blog post
April 25, 2021, 11am PDT
Discussing the trade-offs between making government leaner and making traffic safer.
Michael Lewyn
April 11, 2021, 7am PDT
Experts at the Urbanism Next conference advise city leaders not to overlook basic, "mundane" infrastructure that underpins the success of cities and transportation systems.
February 10, 2021, 10am PST
The city of New Orleans' compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act compliance is too little, too late, according to the plaintiffs in a new lawsuit.
September 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike and pedestrian deaths have been on the rise in D.C. despite a Vision Zero commitment. New legislation will pave the way for new infrastructure and safety improvements.
The Washington Post
September 2, 2020, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom could preempt local laws that allow drivers to park cars on sidewalks. The policy would provide clearer paths for people with disabilities and people choosing active transportation modes.
The Guardian
August 30, 2020, 5am PDT
Amazon and FedEx are developing bots that would travel on city streets and sidewalks. The companies are also working behind the scenes on legislative efforts that would help them deploy the technology in the future.
August 7, 2020, 6am PDT
Pedestrians in Arlington County, Virginia can be fined for gathering on sidewalks in groups larger than three.
April 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Narrow sidewalks and pathways mean that people cannot realistically stay far enough apart.
Kostelec Planning
March 15, 2020, 7am PDT
When snow is not cleared from sidewalks, pedestrians face significant hazards and they are less inclined to walk.
February 25, 2020, 1pm PST
Nashville builds four miles of sidewalk a year.
February 20, 2020, 11am PST
For one refugee family, living in Houston has meant facing a host of new challenges as they traverse the city’s roadways without a car.
Texas Monthly
January 24, 2020, 7am PST
Before a new bridge went in over Interstate 30, pedestrians had to traverse a dangerous roadway or use a nearby vehicle bridge that lacked a sidewalk.
The Dallas Morning News
January 13, 2020, 10am PST
A common part of the urban landscape, scaffolds are mostly ignored or detested. But these in-between spaces can also take on a life of their own.
The New York Times
December 28, 2019, 5am PST
A wheelchair user describes what it's like to travel on Atlanta streets and on the city's public transit system.
November 24, 2019, 5am PST
Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street is heavily used by pedestrians, and, according to this article, it's time for a revamp that acknowledges all of the street's users.
The Star
November 7, 2019, 12pm PST
Over a quarter of city blocks lack sidewalk infrastructure. An advocacy project to reduce traffic speeds and increase pedestrian safety on these streets has evolved into a city-funded program.
Next City
November 5, 2019, 2pm PST
The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.
The Star
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.