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October 7, 2019, 9am PDT
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?
Gothamist
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
May 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog has created a graph to track the progress of Vision Zero cities in reducing traffic fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
May 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite massive progress in building out new protected bike lanes, many communities are still coming up short with safety improvements at intersections, the location of most vehicle-bike conflicts.
Smart Cities Dive
May 22, 2019, 10am PDT
A new study considers urban form, roadway characteristics, traffic collisions, and fatalities in the Philadelphia region, to show that the densest parts of regions are the safest places to drive and walk.
PlanPhilly
April 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Questions about the variables that could significantly alter the future of transportation, and the configuration of the public realm to accommodate those futuristic forms of transportation, illustrate the potential power of scenario planning.
The Boston Globe
April 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Taking Vision Zero beyond the local level.
Curbed
April 16, 2018, 10am PDT
An expanded roadway outside the Union City BART station would mean more drivers and likely more congestion. City and county officials still argue those changes are necessary for the area around the station to function.
East Bay Times
October 2, 2017, 6am PDT
The Calm Streets project, intended to improve traffic safety, walkability, and economic development opportunities in St. Louis, picked up new momentum in the form of grant funding.
nextSTL
May 21, 2015, 8am PDT
After an initial proposal a year ago, prompting immediate and strong criticism, the Chicago Transit Authority has completed its environmental assessment of a proposal designed to improve service capacity at the infamous bottleneck of Clark Junction.
Crain's Chicago Business
May 20, 2014, 10am PDT
A Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic invokes the most influential planning battles in the country's history in critiquing the proposed Red-Purple Bypass Project sought by the Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2014, 12pm PDT
Fairly sizable funding contingencies still have to be resolved, but the so-called Red-Purple Bypass Project could increase rush hour capacity at a critical North Side junction by 30 percent.
Crain's Chicago Business