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
November 28, 2016, 7am PST
Three sales tax measures in Fulton County all won on Nov. 8. Two city ballot measures sets a course for investment in public transit and active transportation for Atlanta, while Fulton County will invest in road projects to reduce traffic congestion.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 8, 2016, 7am PST
With Pennsylvania a battleground state and Philadelphia a Democratic stronghold, ensuring that transit-dependent voters get to the polls was a given, but a transit strike beginning Nov. 1 threatened to derail access. The strike was settled Monday.
October 13, 2016, 10am PDT
The city of Ottawa's plan to make improvements to Elgin Street has elicited conflicting opinions between businesses, residents, and commuters on what should be prioritized in order to make a better street.
September 30, 2016, 7am PDT
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
August 31, 2016, 11am PDT
Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is a "destination city" of its own. A recent push to make its streets more bike-friendly coincides with the upcoming arrival of bikeshare.
July 30, 2016, 7am PDT
"Cities Alive," an attractive new report by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering firm, highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking.
Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World
June 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
Oakland's new DOT will take a "complete streets" approach to transportation planning.
June 9, 2016, 10am PDT
NextCity surveys a variety of new data-collecting technologies meant to clarify the impacts of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
June 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell shares some of the biggest news and announcements from the week in planning, land use, and related topics. All in two minutes and 30 seconds.
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
May 17, 2016, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made official a set of rule changes that overthrow an old way of thinking about street design.
May 15, 2016, 11am PDT
It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to building safety infrastructure onto streets so that they better serve all modes of transportation.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
April 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
Changing demographics and mobility choices along the historic Market Street in Philadelphia have planners looking for ways to implement a road diet and put safety first.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
Planners have set their sights on the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami with the goal of turning the area's car-centric Calle Ocho into a ped-friendly Main Street.
April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
March 10, 2016, 2pm PST
Simply banning bikes from riding on sidewalks does more harm than good. A better understanding of why people choose to ride bikes on the sidewalk will be necessary to create safer environments for all users.