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Street Reconfiguration

July 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Some love it; some hate it: The main drag of Downtown Los Gatos, at the southern end of the South Bay Area, got a complete streets makeover.
The Mercury News
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 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
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.
The Urbanist
March 12, 2019, 9am PDT
Activists threaten to sue after the city of Los Angeles decided to forgo environmental review on a street reconfiguration project that removed a vehicle lane on Venice Boulevard.
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2019, 7am PST
The work of the Portland Bureau of Transportation on NE Tillamook Street is a perfect example of how a little bit of money can go a long way for traffic safety.
Bike Portland
January 17, 2019, 6am PST
A pilot project of cycle tracks on several streets in Toronto produced almost shockingly positive results for all users of the street. At very little cost, the new bike infrastructure increased total street capacity and improved safety.
Toronto Star
December 24, 2018, 1pm PST
Sections of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will begin closing on January 4, 2019. The city's new tunnel to replace the route doesn't open until February.
The Urbanist
December 24, 2018, 9am PST
More priority will be given buses as 275,000 daily commuters find new ways to and from work while the L Train is closed for repairs in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
November 22, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Montreal will spend $123 million on the first phase of a project to revamp Ste-Catherine Street, removing 140 on-street parking locations in the process. More parking spots could follow.
Montreal Gazette
October 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Cincinnati will launch a new bus-only lane as a pilot project on Main Street in downtown. It's the first project of its kind in the city.
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 20, 2018, 9am PDT
A safety-minded street reconfiguration overcame opposition in San Francisco thanks to strong political leadership.
San Francisco Examiner
May 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Concerns about congestion or parking aren't the only obstacles to street reconfiguration projects intended to improve traffic safety.
Greater Greater Washington
May 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
To end traffic fatalities while still enabling urban mobility, cars will have to slow down and people will have to travel by other modes.
Medium
May 17, 2018, 5am PDT
A $1 million project to reduce vehicle lanes on Detroit's Jefferson Boulevard is designed to increase safety along the busy corridor.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 9, 2018, 7am PST
Queens Boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street got a new look in 2015, but the New York Department of Transportation is planning to take the street redesign even further.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 23, 2018, 1pm PST
Short of running the First Hill Streetcar on it's own dedicated right of way, the Seattle Department of Transportation has a few ideas for how to speed up service.
The Urbanist
February 27, 2017, 1pm PST
After repainting the lanes on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, the street works better for everyone. If it's that easy, why isn't the model implemented more widely?
Seattle Bike Blog
February 26, 2017, 1pm PST
An early look at designs for a protected bike lane on Florida Avenue shows the District Department of Transportation keeping pace with its tradition of ambitious bike infrastructure projects.
Greater Greater Washington
February 3, 2017, 2pm PST
Oakland's Telegraph Avenue underwent a dramatic reconfiguration in April 2016. Since then traffic collisions have declined and walking and biking is way up.
Streetsblog California