Chicken + Whiskey 14th Street Washington DC 2020-09-08

Learning from D.C.'s Slow Streets Programs

"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.

June 15, 2021 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Alternative Pedestrian Walkway, 60th Avenue, Portland

Portland Installs 'Alternative Pedestrian Walkway'

The walkway is simpler and faster to build than a sidewalk, letting the city quickly and cost-effectively improve pedestrian safety on important walking corridors.

June 2, 2021 - Bike Portland

walkable street

Cities Seeking '20-Minute Living'

Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.

May 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Florida Pedestrians

Earn Rewards for Traveling for by Foot, Bike, Bus, or Train

The city of Orlando is partnering with the Miles app.

May 9, 2021 - Orlando Weekly


An Excellent New Book: Right of Way

In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years.

October 5, 2020 - Michael Lewyn


Professional Planners Anticipate Post-Pandemic Active Commuting

Many planners say they want to try out active commutes when in-office work becomes possible. How will a fresh look at their local streets influence planning professionals and planning practice?

August 27, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Empty Road

The Pandemic Offers a Chance to Rethink the Mobility Priorities of Cities

Cities have an opportunity to make bold changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists the space on streets that they deserve.

March 31, 2020 - The Verge

Coronavirus Social Distancing

New Density Control Measure to Close Some New York Streets to Cars

To encourage recreational walking while practicing social distancing in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the New York City mayor and city council speaker to devise a pilot project to provide for open streets.

March 26, 2020 - CNBC

MLK Drive Philadelphia

MLK Jr. Drive in Philadelphia Closed to Motor Vehicles During Pandemic

The closure will give cyclists and pedestrians a safe roadway to use while maintaining social distancing.

March 25, 2020 - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

New York Street

Study: Walking and Cycling Rates Haven't Changed Much Since 2001

New analysis of National Household Travel Survey data shows that the United States has a long way to go to overcome the dominance of the automobile for daily travel.

January 7, 2020 - Journal of Transport & Health via ScienceDirect

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study Posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.