December 26, 2019, 11am PST
The idea of road improvement catering only to cars and congestion didn't pass muster on Quebec Street in Denver. A new plan for the heavily used, but narrow, corridor will prioritize pedestrians, safety, and transit.
December 25, 2019, 9am PST
The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.
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.
November 20, 2019, 7am PST
An entertainment district in Austin will soon be the sole province of pedestrians on busy weekend nights.
November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Children are three times more likely to be killed by a driver on Halloween than another day of the year. It's worse for kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.
October 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is planning for street improvements around the University District station under construction on NE 43rd Street. But the latest designs don't allow for a street designed exclusively for pedestrians.
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
September 27, 2019, 7am PDT
As a project to re-engineer Broadway in San Antonio continues, questions about where to put bike lanes persist.
September 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Street improvements to benefit cyclists and pedestrians have been moving rapidly in San Francisco since the June approval of the Vision Zero quick-build initiative, a two-year plan to expedite safety project on high-injury corridors.
September 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The dominant narrative is that streets are for cars and infrastructure that accommodates driving is necessary for cities to grow. But cities ended up this way because of decisions that make other modes secondary.
September 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bloor Street didn't land on this billion-year old rock; the rock landed on Bloor Street.
August 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Self-driving cars are likely to become part of the urban landscape in the future, and they have the potential to drastically alter urban environments—in good and bad ways.
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 20, 2019, 5am PDT
PBS New Hour takes a deep dive into the climbing number of pedestrian deaths in the United States—now at their highest level in almost three decades.
June 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Separated bike lanes and new pedestrian infrastructure have replaced traffic lanes on a mile of Manassas Street in Memphis.
May 1, 2019, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs, a smart cities shop within the Alphabet corporate structure, is working to revolutionize technology's role in city planning. Sidewalk Labs recently released the street design principles it's using to guide that effort.
April 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Atlanta might transform Peachtree Street into a very different kind of public space.
What's Next ATL (Atlanta Regional Commission)
March 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bike advocates are starting to worry about Mayor Jenny Durkan's lack of a track record in building new bike infrastructure.