August 22, 2018, 9am PDT
The media coverage of a tragic crash in Cleveland shows how long of a leash drivers and street design get in the debate about traffic safety and the public realm.
August 15, 2018, 7am PDT
The Denveright plan puts pedestrians first, but could do more for public transportation and bikes, says a critique from Streetsblog Denver.
June 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pre-signals offer the benefit of a dedicated lane on smaller streets that can't accommodate a dedicated bus lane.
June 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Members of the Phoenix Complete Streets Advisory Board say the city isn't living up to the promises of its complete streets policy.
May 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A few pioneering fire departments are making room for safety (while demanding less space) on city streets.
May 28, 2018, 11am PDT
An institutional mandate isn't enough to make a design vision a reality. Portland is working on bringing its standards and guidelines in line with its ambition for protected bike lanes.
May 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study on May 8 that attributes the increased number of pedestrians killed in part to road design that allows for higher speeds, fewer intersections and pedestrian crossings and more SUVs.
February 8, 2018, 11am PST
The goods movement industry wants a seat at the table.
January 30, 2018, 9am PST
Streets will have to evolve, again.
January 26, 2018, 9am PST
Every year, all over the country (depending on El Niño and Polar Vortexes), snow covers roads and traffic patterns and snow removal equipment reveals a safer street design.
December 19, 2017, 8am PST
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
December 16, 2017, 1pm PST
Streetsblog USA is seeking nominations.
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
November 10, 2017, 2pm PST
The size of fire trucks frustrates advocates on many sides of the public safety debate. The San Francisco Fire Department sought a solution.
October 31, 2017, 9am PDT
An explainer post on that much-lamented feature of contemporary communities—the stroad.
October 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The small town of Isafjordur, Iceland is hoping an optical illusion painted onto a street will work to slow down drivers.
October 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The "right street in the right place" hasn't always been a concept that departments of transportation were ready to acknowledge, much less adopt. The Florida Department of Transportation, however, is working to take context into consideration.
State Smart Transportation Initiatives
August 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Educators in Washington, D.C. are expanding on the "Safety Town" concept to teach grade schoolers how to be safe in traffic as well as about street design and the merits of different kinds of streets.
Greater Greater Washington
August 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion's always-sardonic "American Voices" feature allows some totally fake people to respond to Honolulu's recent decision to make it illegal to text while crossing the street on foot.
July 29, 2017, 7am PDT
As the arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs) becomes more of a reality, cities need to start considering how this new technology will affect streets and street networks. This brief guide provides an overview and resources on this topic.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative