Snowstorm That Stranded Thousands Prompts Questions About Auto-Centric Development
After thousands of motorists spent over a day on a snowbound Virginia highway, experts are warning that auto-centric sprawl will worsen the impacts of extreme weather events.
Remembering the Weather of Winters Past
The measurable effects of climate change are a tangible reminder of trends over time that otherwise can be hard to recall.
Winter Friday Fun: A Map of the Best Sledding Spots
There's a map of Boston that points out all the best sledding spots. It seems like there are millions of kids living in other parts around the country that could benefit from a sledding map of their hometown.
Editorial: Toronto’s Snow Clearing Plan Isn’t Fair
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.
New Equipment and Staff for 'Non-Motorized Trail' Snow Removal Acquired in D.C.
A common wintertime compliant about snow removal for cars taking priority over bike lanes and sidewalks might be a little less common this winter.
Minneapolis Considers Drastic Action to Clear Snow-Blocked Sidewalks
Minneapolis is stepping up enforcement of snow removal scofflaws and considering taking on the job of clearing sidewalks in the name of walkability.
Pittsburgh Hoping to Improve its Winter Storm Recovery Efforts
The city of Pittsburgh is responding to complaints by residents of poor road conditions after snow and ice coated the city's rad this week.
The 'Wide-Ranging Ecological Downside' of Road Salt
A study from the USGS using five decades of data shows salinity and alkalinity are up in waterways across the United States.
D.C.-Style Snow Disruption of Buses in Minneapolis
In a city that prides itself on toughing out cold, snowy winters, a bad delay from a few inches of snow is cause for anger and confusion.
Portland Has a Bad Snow Day
Following in the footsteps of the "snowmageddon" events experienced by Atlanta in January 2014, Portland, Oregon had a surprising amount of difficulty with a small amount of snow this week.
Untouched Snow Reveals Street Usage
Those who promote safe streets often complain of streets that are too wide, wasting space and promoting reckless speeds. In chilly Calgary, undisturbed snow shows just how much street area is completely unused.
D.C. Metro Will Be Closed for Commuting, But Capitol Hill Will Be Open for Sledding
A large winter storm is bearing down on the East Coast, prompting advanced preparations by local officials.
When Bike Lanes Get Snowed In
After heavy snow, protected bike lanes can be caught in an unfortunate position between roads and sidewalks. More public awareness may help keep them clear for winter cyclists.
It's Snowing—There's An App for Tracking That
A snow storm came through overnight, your street hasn't been cleared. When can you expect to have your street cleared? Cities are increasingly providing snowplow tracking information to residents.
Friday Eye Candy: A Satellite View of the Country's Winter Blanket
We know not everyone is pleased with the winter right now, but there's no denying the beauty of the United States when it's covered in snow.
Mapped Snow Routes Reveal the Logic of Transportation Infrastructure
A side-by side-comparison of several cities’ snow routes reveals the inherent logic (or lack thereof) of their transportation infrastructure.
The Roots of Snowmageddon
Last week, many Atlantans were stuck in traffic overnight because of fewer than three inches of snow. What went wrong?
The Night That Sprawl Drove Dixie Down
You can point the finger at unprepared politicians or mistaken meteorologists for paralyzing Atlanta this week. But to find the real culprits, you'll have to look at the region's history of land use and transportation decisions, argues Rebecca Burns.
Atlanta's "Rush Hour From Hell" Enters Second Day
Drivers are still trapped on Atlanta area roadways and students are still stranded at schools nearly 24 hours after a winter storm paralyzed the city.
Sneckdowns: Nature's Street Safety Pilot Project
It's hard to imagine how the wintry mess blanketing cities across midwest and northeast could improve street safety. But recent snows provide one benefit being touted by safety advocates: temporary curb extensions or "neckdowns" caused by snow banks.
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Mpact: Mobility, Community, Possibility
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.