Walkability

Rendering of Commercial Row Commons redesign with trees, wide sidewalk

Midtown Atlanta Plaza Replaces Parking With Public Seating, Art

The formerly car-centric block was redesigned to include wider sidewalks, public seating, and enhanced landscaping in lieu of on-street parking.

August 9, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

Los Angeles Street

Could L.A. Be a 15-Minute City?

Advocates argue that even famously car-centric Los Angeles can become a place where residents can easily access their daily needs without getting behind the wheel.

July 25, 2022 - LAist

Three people walking on a street while holding paper grocery bags

Vermont Program Encourages Walking for Grocery Trips

A Burlington program is using grocery trolleys to remind residents that, for many of them, a grocery store is less than a mile away.

July 22, 2022 - Burlington Free Press

Streetscape in Chinatown, Washington, D.C.

How Historic Inequity Shapes D.C.’s Transit-Oriented Development

A series of articles traces the history and policies behind Washington, D.C.’s efforts to promote equitable transit-oriented development.

June 19, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Looking down from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway runs vertically through the skyline to the Washington Monument by Rudolf Siemering.

Philadelphia Launches Plan To Redesign Ben Franklin Parkway

The city wants to make the car-centric parkway more accessible and people-friendly.

June 16, 2022 - WHYY

High Line park NYC - Manhattan - New York City

Unsurprisingly, People Enjoy Walking More in Safe, Green Spaces

New research shows that people are likely to walk more in places that are both walkable and green.

June 15, 2022 - NCSU News

Complete Street Vancouver

Study: Most of Vancouver Is a ‘15-Minute City’

A large majority of Vancouver residents can access a grocery store in 15 minutes or less by bicycle or on foot.

May 20, 2022 - Vancouver Sun

walkable street

Walkability Scores Don’t Tell the Whole Story

A new report concludes that common ‘walkability’ measures don’t account for many barriers faced by pedestrians, such as environmental factors and policing.

May 4, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Cleveland Public Square

Cleveland Mayor Wants a 15-Minute City

The mayor of Cleveland expressed the goal to become the first “15-minute city” in America at his State of the City speech. Experts say it’s possible.

April 18, 2022 - WKYC

The cover of the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit shows silhouettes of people crossing a street.

Free From AARP: Walk Audit Tool Kit and Worksheets

AARP recently published an all new, 28-page, image-filled guide—and 11 downloadable worksheets—for how to assess and report on the safety and walkability of a street, intersection, or neighborhood.

March 28, 2022 - AARP

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