November 18, 2017, 1pm PST
In many locales, instruments like traffic studies take pedestrian health into little account. According to Lark Lo, healthy communities haven't been much of a priority at all.
October 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The "right street in the right place" hasn't always been a concept that departments of transportation were ready to acknowledge, much less adopt. The Florida Department of Transportation, however, is working to take context into consideration.
State Smart Transportation Initiatives
October 2, 2017, 8am PDT
A look at how to program social equity into the planning process, and balance NIMBY concerns with collective goals, by Howard Blackson, leader of AVRP SkyPort Studios Urban Design practice in San Diego.
October 2, 2017, 6am PDT
The Calm Streets project, intended to improve traffic safety, walkability, and economic development opportunities in St. Louis, picked up new momentum in the form of grant funding.
September 7, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Better Block installation took over the streets of Kenmoore in Akron, Ohio last weekend.
September 5, 2017, 10am PDT
There's an economic cost for making pedestrians wait at stoplights, according to a new study.
September 4, 2017, 11am PDT
Protestors are placing their bodies between bike paths and car traffic to make a point about transportation planning.
August 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
Officials in Buffalo are considering a move to institutionalize their commitment to walkability.
July 29, 2017, 7am PDT
As the arrival of autonomous vehicles (AVs) becomes more of a reality, cities need to start considering how this new technology will affect streets and street networks. This brief guide provides an overview and resources on this topic.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
July 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Its easy to criticize Florida, one of the deadliest states for pedestrians, however progress is being made through collaborative approaches between local citizens and their municipal officials.
July 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Houston is fighting itself on walkability. While some build sidewalks and benches, parking minimums and outdated policies hold the city back.
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
June 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Complete streets policies are keeping planners busy across the country. An annual report features the best of the best when it comes to transforming city streets for the safety and activity of all users.
June 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Des Moines is considering an ambitious complete streets makeover of its downtown streets.
May 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
According to Smart Growth America, more than 1,000 local, regional, and state agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies, which means many suburban communities, like Vancouver, Washington, are focusing on safety for all users.
May 9, 2017, 2pm PDT
Denver is in the process of rolling out a transportation experiment to the residents of the region: separating street space for transit and active transportation can serve all users and doesn't have to be the end of the world for drivers either.
April 4, 2017, 6am PDT
Streetsblog tells the story of how a Toledo resident got involved in complete streets activism in her community.
March 26, 2017, 5am PDT
Fire standards and street design manuals, meant to protect people, actually make them less safe by damaging walkability and encouraging driving—a classic example of silo thinking.
February 27, 2017, 1pm PST
After repainting the lanes on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, the street works better for everyone. If it's that easy, why isn't the model implemented more widely?
February 26, 2017, 1pm PST
An early look at designs for a protected bike lane on Florida Avenue shows the District Department of Transportation keeping pace with its tradition of ambitious bike infrastructure projects.
Greater Greater Washington