Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Sets 20-mph Speed Limit

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 17, 2016 - Next City

Pilot 20 mph Speed Limit Shows Multiple Benefits

A press release announcing the results of Edinburgh, Scotland's 20-mph speed limit pilot finds multiple benefits in walking, biking, and the number of children allowed outside.

September 23, 2014 - 20’s Plenty for Us

Edinburgh

Why Urban History Matters

Chuck Wolfe's recent reconnaissance of Edinburgh provides a foil for his rallying cry: Going forward, let’s not discount the influence of history’s recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

March 4, 2014 - myurbanist

Parks: An Antidote to 'Brain Fatigue'

Scientists have long theorized that natural settings can help us manage the stress induced by urban living. New research made possible by advances in EEG technology has confirmed the restorative effects of parks.

March 28, 2013 - The New York Times

Is London Next in Line to Embrace the Bike?

Kaya Burgess and Rhoda Buchanan report on a ride for cyclists' rights in the English capital, where political support for more inclusive streets is gaining momentum.

May 2, 2012 - The Times

The New King of Scotland

Allan Murray's architectural vision is habing a signficant influence on the future of development in Edinburgh. This column from The Times wonders if putting the future of a city in one man's hands is such a good idea.

August 15, 2008 - The Times

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