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Streets

July 23, 2019, 7am PDT
With $5.2 billion of investment in the past 10 years, and another $3.5 billion in the development pipeline, Pittsburgh planning organizations are considering ways to rethink the streets of the city's downtown.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
Mass Transit
December 25, 2018, 1pm PST
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
The New York Times
August 24, 2018, 5am PDT
When allowing a crowd to decide the name of something important, make sure to add a layer of self-control.
Quartz
July 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Allison Arieff writes a passionate plea for Americans to ditch the car and reconnect with pedestrian experiences. There's even a car company helping pave the way for a new approach to streets.
The New York Times
July 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
PBS examines the built environment through its series "10 That Changed America." The latest episode will look at the "10 Streets That Changed America."
Curbed
April 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
There are a lot of great places to celebrate in Texas, and the state chapter of the American Planning Association is in the second year of a program that calls attention to the role of planners in making them happen.
Great Places in Texas Announcement
February 1, 2018, 7am PST
"Rethinking Streets in an Era of Driverless Cars" presents ideas about how city planners, policy makers and community residents can begin thinking about street transformation in an AV era.
Sustainable Cities Initiative
January 30, 2018, 9am PST
Streets will have to evolve, again.
New York Magazine
October 31, 2017, 9am PDT
An explainer post on that much-lamented feature of contemporary communities—the stroad.
Strong Towns
January 6, 2017, 12pm PST
Wedding photographers are fond of taking post-nuptial photos on quaint Main Streets, but rarely on the commercial strip. Here's why.
Community Builders
May 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Pedal Fort Collins explains the math used to calculate the impacts of various sized vehicles on the roads they travel.
Pedal Fort Collins
Blog post
August 20, 2015, 6am PDT
Dr. William (Billy) Riggs guest blogs about his new research in Journal of Planning Education & Research. Dr. Riggs is Assistant Professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo focusing on quantitative community analysis and urban planning policies.
JPER
April 14, 2015, 8am PDT
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Community Builders
February 23, 2015, 8am PST
It often seems that streetscapes' appearances and forms are immutable, but Los Angeles is trying something new. Through a herculean effort called Recode: LA, Los Angeles is rewriting its codes and, consequently, may change how its streets look.
Public CEO
Blog post
January 23, 2015, 5am PST
The common claim that "high-rises kill streetlife" is often incorrect.
Michael Lewyn
January 22, 2015, 11am PST
You're probably familiar with the sight of a long, quiet residential street unadorned by sidewalks, pushing pedestrians, pets, and kids on bikes onto the street. Is there ever a good reason for such a typology?
Greater Greater Washington
August 13, 2014, 5am PDT
A look at how streets affect health, social interaction, and economic development by Marissa Reilly, a Berkeley-based urban planner and Lillian Jacobson, a master’s candidate at MIT.
UrbDeZine
March 27, 2014, 8am PDT
Author and blogger David Prowler takes a lighthearted and pictorial look at what the layout of a town's streets unveils about a city's history and aspirations.
Los Angeles UrbDeZine
March 20, 2014, 5am PDT
Based on empirical study, J. Alexander Maxwell and fellow University of Strathclyde researchers, in collaboration with Chuck Wolfe, argue for recalling historic patterns of pedestrian city settings in contemporary urban design and policies.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog