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.
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.
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.
Earn Rewards for Traveling for by Foot, Bike, Bus, or Train
The city of Orlando is partnering with the Miles app.
An Excellent New Book: Right of Way
In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
County of San Diego
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.