Oklahoma House Approves Protections for Drivers Who Hit Protestors
A heated debate and a party line vote in Oklahoma.
How Oakland Is Fixing its Pandemic Planning Equity Problem
The Oakland Slow Streets program, one of the most controversial developments of the early pandemic, has evolved to become the Essential Places initiative, thanks to new planning practices and a commitment to equity in Oakland, California.
Are Delivery Robots on Their Way to a Neighborhood Near You?
Amazon and FedEx are developing bots that would travel on city streets and sidewalks. The companies are also working behind the scenes on legislative efforts that would help them deploy the technology in the future.
Legalizing Street Play
A Baltimore city councilmember thinks the city has misplace priority on parking by making it illegal to play in the street.
'No Crossing' Signs in Portland Limit the Public Way, Say Critics
In Portland, Oregon, transportation advocates are questioning the justifications for crosswalk closures in the city.
Rethinking Downtown Streets in a Revitalizing Pittsburgh
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.
'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.
In Oslo, Streets for People, Not Cars
New measures will greatly reduce vehicle traffic in the city center as Oslo moves to put pedestrians, cyclists, and air quality before cars.
Friday Fun: Ceci N’est Pas une Rue
When allowing a crowd to decide the name of something important, make sure to add a layer of self-control.
A Call to 'Reconnect With Our Streets'
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.
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