Street Redesign

Miner Street Al Fresco

Rethinking Streets During the Pandemic

A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 18, 2021 - Rethinking Streets During COVID-19


Opinion: 'Performative' Pedestrian Improvements Need Deeper Scrutiny

Minor pedestrian-oriented improvements alone won't improve walkability if infrastructure still prioritizes fast-moving vehicles, according to this article.

February 1, 2021 - City Observatory

Yonge Street Toronto

Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover of a Busy Toronto Street Stops Short of the Car-Free Ideal

The yongeTOmorrrow project is heading toward the finish line with widespread support from advocates, but a few want the plan to go one step further.

January 19, 2021 - Toronto Star

University Ave and Dundas Street in downtown Toronto

Opening Up Downtown Spaces for the Post-Pandemic City

Toronto's University Avenue is set for a major makeover, transforming nearly ten acres of pavement to connect with other open spaces to create a contiguous 90 acres of open space, ideal for safe outdoor street life.

November 16, 2020 - The Globe and Mail

7th Street Covington

Street Redesign as an Economic Development Tool

The city of Covington in Kentucky is working on street improvements on key downtown streets in the hopes of attracting new business to the area.

November 12, 2020 - City of Covington

Cincinnati, Ohio

Major Street Redesign Planned in Cincinnati

The Court Street corridor in Cincinnati is getting a comprehensive makeover, with money approved last week by the City Council.

September 6, 2020 - WCPO

Bus Lane

Bus Lanes Arriving on Busy D.C. Street

D.C. is eliminating 74 parking spots on 14th Street NW to make space for dedicated bus lanes and a new protected bike lane.

June 14, 2020 - DCist

Coronavirus Streets

NACTO Releases Pandemic Streets Design Guide

After three months of study and analysis, NACTO is providing authoritative guidance on new ways of thinking about rights of way now that the coronavirus has changed the way we live and work in cities.

May 25, 2020 - National Association of City Transportation Officials

Hollywood Walk of Fame Master Plan

Makeover Proposed for Hollywood Boulevard's 'Walk of Fame'

A Los Angeles councilmember would drastically redesign one fo the city's most famous streets, stopping short of removing cars entirely from the stretch of road, but still removing vehicle lanes.

February 3, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Street Redesign

A Major Makeover for Houston Street

Bagby Street in Houston will soon have wider sidewalks and a new bike lane.

January 16, 2020 - Houston Chronicle

Manhattan Bus Transit

Early Reviews for New York's Big Car-Free Experiment

Last week, 14th Street in Manhattan was closed to almost all varieties of automobile traffic, freeing up one of the slowest bus routes in the city. How will residents, workers, and commuters react?

October 7, 2019 - Gothamist

Denver Street

Complete Streets Success on Denver's Brighton Boulevard

Traffic safety advocates are hoping that a $32 million street redesign project on Brighton Boulevard can provide a model for other wide arterials in the city.

October 3, 2019 - Denverite

Protected Bike Lane

A Utility Pole in the Middle of a Raised, Painted Bike Lane: 'It's Utterly Ridiculous'

You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.

August 7, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Chicago Transit Authority

'Bus Priority Zones' Program Launching in Chicago

The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.

April 25, 2019 - Mass Transit

Historic Produce Terminal Strip District

Major Street Redesign Coming to Pittsburgh's Historic Strip District

Five blocks in Pittsburgh's Historic Produce Terminal Strip District will gain wider sidewalks, public spaces, and traffic calming according to a recently released final design concept.

February 20, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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