Walkability

September 15, 2015, 6am PDT
The Surgeon General's call to action, Step It Up, asks us all to get moving. And that to do that, to clear the hurdles to walkable, bikeable, rollable places. We knew that sitting is the new smoking, and now we have the full admonition to go with it.
PlaceShakers
September 10, 2015, 11am PDT
A team of designers will convert one Mexico City's most dangerous highways into an urban oasis.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
Researchers who studied the appeal of New York City streetscapes find an additionally significant factor on the streets of Salt Lake City: the photo op.
CityLab
August 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Human Transit
August 3, 2015, 10am PDT
A new Transit Center report shows what it takes to enact change.
Next City
July 27, 2015, 10am PDT
For urbanization in China's cities to be truly human-centered, pedestrianization plans must be thoroughly considered.
The City Fix
July 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Interested in finding the road less traveled by? Walkonomics has launched in seven cities around the globe.
ASLA The Dirt
July 24, 2015, 7am PDT
A new study offers evidence that walking in a natural setting is more beneficial to mental health than walking in an urban setting.
New York Times
July 20, 2015, 6am PDT
The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
AARP
July 7, 2015, 7am PDT
For a long time, surface parking lots blanketed Maryland's Montgomery County. Developers and county officials now prioritize mixed-use infill with parking concealed underground.
WAMU
June 30, 2015, 9am PDT
The Texas city is the largest municipality so far to sign onto the Blue Zones Project, an initiative for improving longevity. In a nutshell, Blue Zones wants to make healthy choices the easy ones.
Next City
June 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
Albert Lea, Minnesota proves that small towns can reinvent themselves—often faster than big cities—and that walkable communities aren't only possible in urban neighborhoods.
MinnPost
June 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Although Los Angeles isn't famous for its walking culture, many neighborhoods are actually quite suited for it. That is, if streets could be made friendlier to the pedestrians they currently repel.
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2015, 9am PDT
The city of Durham hosted a public workshop this week to discuss urban design plans for converting a circuitous couplet to a two-way street grid.
Indy Week
May 15, 2015, 8am PDT
By many estimates, a city known for its pedestrian unfriendliness is developing pockets of local walkability. Minor disputes over pedestrian rights may add up to something bigger.
CityLab
May 13, 2015, 8am PDT
A well-informed, social media savvy observer is shedding light on a seemingly small change with big impacts on the quality of life available to pedestrians along Oakland's streets.
Gejl Accident Attorneys
April 27, 2015, 6am PDT
In this long-form article, G.M. Donley reminds us why walkable and diverse communities have become such a planning staple. In Cleveland, New Urbanism contends with a history of sprawl and decreasing population.
Belt Magazine
April 24, 2015, 11am PDT
Better safety and multimodal ease are not the only benefits offered by complete streets. According to this report, on the average they pay for themselves and then some.
ASLA The Dirt
April 22, 2015, 6am PDT
In some cities, maintenance of sidewalks is not the responsibility of the city but of adjacent landowners. Philadelphia is finding what a hassle this arrangement can be. With countless blocks in disrepair, everyone is passing the buck.
Philadelphia Magazine
April 22, 2015, 5am PDT
Un-American to some, symbol of oblivious privilege to others, the urban hipster is a polarizing character. But the stereotype also lays blanket criticism on those simply trying to make people-scaled cities work.
kevinklinkenberg.com