September 25, 2014, 8am PDT
While the neighborhoods on northern segments of the Atlanta's BeltLine has received 94 percent of funding invested towards parks and trails, segments to the south have received 86 percent of affordable housing investments.
August 5, 2014, 8am PDT
The Root River Trail has fallen short of the "economic savior" status some were hoping from it, but it has also exceeded expectations in some towns along the route.
May 26, 2013, 7am PDT
Chuck Wolfe suggests we all have the inspiration within us to envision how to remake our cities--from the conjecture of a Seattle restauranteur about Seattle's monorail to neighborhood examples of "we used this before, let's use it again".
February 16, 2013, 5am PST
With just two miles of an eventual 22 transformed from old rail tracks to trails, Atlantans are enjoying a taste of the planned $2.8 billion BeltLine. Despite its early success, the future of the ambitious project is far from settled.
June 10, 2012, 5am PDT
Can Jersey City duplicate the success of NYC's High Line? If they can get through the litigation, it could happen in the the form of The Embankment, a relic railroad running above an historic neighborhood. A preservation group leads the effort.
May 3, 2012, 12pm PDT
Included in the 2005 federal transportation bill was $100 million for four regions to invest in bike and pedestrian infrastructure to determine, essentially, if they build it, will they bike and ride more and drive less. The final results are in.
April 6, 2012, 12pm PDT
Pittsburgh is smoothing over the residue of its industrial past, turning an abandoned railway into a waterfront park, Paige Miller reports.
December 2, 2011, 11am PST
Trail Towns, a program that promotes the economic potential of rails-to-trails systems, explains how art can create a sense of place and promote creative reuse along the trail.
October 28, 2011, 9am PDT
In fact, that's putting it positively, as the battle may already have been lost according to House Transportation Chair John Mica. Enhancements, most of which fund pedestrian and bicyle projects, may become voluntary rather than a requirement.
January 29, 2010, 12pm PST
An unused right-of-way between Lansdale, PA and Bethlehem is being contested between those that want to return it to passenger rail service and those that want to turn it into a linear park.
July 15, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities can expand transit service areas by providing convenient access by bike.
April 20, 2009, 8am PDT
Preconceptions and lofty goals surround New York's soon-to-open High Line park. But the unprecedented inner city rail line conversion leaves much up in the air, according to this piece from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em>.
The Architect's Newspaper