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As biking gains popularity as a transportation mode during the pandemic, planners are called on to elevate the role of "invisible cyclists"—people of color on bikes—in the process of redesigning and re-engineering streets.
The Conversation
Blog post
22 hours ago
After a wave violence against Black men in the United States, it is the duty of the planning profession to consider their role in perpetuating institutional racism.
James Brasuell
May 26, 2020, 6am PDT
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act earlier this month. Transit advocates say the bill reinforces the car-centric status quo.
Streetsblog USA
May 21, 2020, 11am PDT
TransitCenter published a new report on the emerging practices of public engagement at a time when large gatherings have been prohibited.
TransitCenter
May 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
The history of Seattle's opposition to car infrastructure is being commemorated while it's being made.
Crosscut
May 7, 2020, 6am PDT
If public transit suffers long-term consequences from the coronavirus, as many experts predict, telecommuting could be a key tool in reducing pollution and congestion, but it creates problems of its own and its effects aren't entirely clear.
Transportation Research Board
May 5, 2020, 6am PDT
Transportation plans justified with pre-coronavirus data are now obsolete, according to a line of argument recently presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Maryland Matters
April 24, 2020, 5am PDT
The federal government was already slow to cooperate with a plan to charge automobile drivers for entering certain parts of Manhattan, but with coronavirus commanding so much attention, the project isn't likely to move forward any time soon.
New York Daily News
April 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.
The Guardian
April 21, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Colorado Department of Transportation might be building fewer roads than they had originally planned after the coronavirus recedes. A few projects already underway have been able to speed up.
The Denver Post
March 27, 2020, 7am PDT
"Who do you learn from?" is a question that transportation planners, particularly in the United States, should ask themselves.
Pedestrian Observations
March 26, 2020, 10am PDT
Transportation planners must address equity issues in their work and involve the people most affected by the planning and policymaking process.
Next City
March 22, 2020, 7am PDT
In planning, stereotypes of older adults still dominate, and it’s time for that message to change.
Insights (Toole Design)
March 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite the drastic funding limitation imposed by Washington's voter-approved Initiative 976, the state found a way to fund $10.4 billion in (mostly highway) transportation projects.
The Urbanist
March 11, 2020, 7am PDT
As a first step in furthering goals set in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Minneapolis recently released the draft of a new ten-year transportation plan.
StarTribune
March 8, 2020, 7am PDT
New road capacity doesn't solve congestion, according to the central argument of a new report by Transportation for America.
Transportation for America
March 1, 2020, 11am PST
Transportation seems like an afterthought on the campaign trail, but Transportation for America is shining light on the issue by providing an evaluation of each campaign's transportation plan.
Transportation for America
February 28, 2020, 8am PST
The Anchorage Municipal Assembly seeks more focus on pedestrian and transit improvements over traffic reduction in an upcoming 20-year transportation plan.
KTUU Channel 2
February 28, 2020, 7am PST
The newly created position of Chief Transportation Planner for the city of Houston is tasked with working with multiple levels of government to help shift Houston away from its car-centric model.
Community Impact Newspaper
February 25, 2020, 5am PST
A Dutch advocate believes Lego's city sets should reflect streets that prioritize all users. Including bike lanes would be one way for the toy manufacturer to start accomplishing that goal.
The Verge