November 29, 2010, 1pm PST
Bike-sharing can't seem to shake its reputation for being a crime magnet, as in Paris. But here in the United States, theft and vandalism simply haven't emerged as problems, says Noah Kazis.
November 1, 2010, 9am PDT
By providing real-time data about what actually happens in on-street spaces, the sensors can help enforce parking laws, move toward smart and flexible curbside pricing, and prevent cruising and traffic congestion.
October 25, 2010, 7am PDT
Across the country, federal funding is unable to keep up with repair costs, forcing some municipalities to cut units from their programs.
October 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Is New York City's green transportation revolution overhyped? It turns out that emissions from private cars actually increased between 2007 and 2009, and that almost none of the city's greenhouse gas reductions came from the transportation sector.
September 24, 2010, 9am PDT
In the last 2 years, New York's Broadway has given up 3.5 miles of traffic lanes and parking to bike lanes and pedestrian access, and gained a significant improvement in congestion and accident rates.
September 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
Governor David Paterson signed The Smart Growth Public Policy Infrastructure Policy Act on Monday, which directs the state to invest in infrastructure in dense communities rather than sprawling ones.
August 25, 2010, 12pm PDT
Higher parking meter prices have helped allow more people to park in the Brooklyn neighborhood even while easing congestion.
July 2, 2010, 5am PDT
A recent study shows that traffic fatality rates are lower for children in areas where public transit is widely used.
May 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
April 15, 2010, 10am PDT
In this commentary, Tom Angotti questions if New York's sustainability plan can be effective if the process remains remains top-down and Mayor-controlled.
April 8, 2010, 10am PDT
New York City has GPS data from tens of thousands of taxis and is beginning to mine that information to improve its streets. We talked to some transportation experts for their ideas on how to use it.
March 23, 2010, 12pm PDT
Over the last decade, London has established more than four hundred 20 mph zones across the city. The 10mph decrease has had a significant effect on the number of fatalities.
November 2, 2009, 10am PST
"Greenwich South" is a proposed re-branding of an area near the World Trade Center site, driven by The Alliance for Downtown New York and re-envisioned by ten different architectural firms.
October 19, 2009, 5am PDT
Tara Lohan reviews David Owen's new book, Green Metropolis, which extols the ecological virtues of Manhattan. In her opinion, Owen doesn't ask the right questions and ignores some inconvenient facts.
September 30, 2009, 6am PDT
Since its founding in the mid 1990s, Alliance for Downtown New York has long been one of the world's leading business improvement districts. This non-profit organization has presided over the reinvention of New York's historic Financial District as a thriving 24-hour live/work district, while retaining a respectable share of the city's financial services sector. The Alliance built a network of Wi-Fi hotspots that lit up nearly every major public space in the district - not just outdoor locations like Bowling Green and City Hall Park, but also indoor atria like the Winter Garden and 60 Wall Street.
September 28, 2009, 11am PDT
Allison Arieff argues that cities should look to reversible parks modeled on the Pavement to Parks program to prevent blight, combat the practice of land banking, and model sustainable practices.
September 19, 2009, 5am PDT
Imagining cities of the future can bring about some pretty wild predictions. But when they're visions of existing cities, these futuristic predictions can be almost realistic.
August 31, 2009, 9am PDT
Cities are taking charge when it comes to their streets. A number of big American cities have come out with manuals and toolkits to guide their design.
August 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
As manufacturing continues to move overseas and offices fetch higher rents, NYC's Garment Center is struggling, threatening NYC's reputation as a fashion hub. City officials, manufacturers, labor unions, and designers weigh in on how to save it.
March 3, 2009, 6am PST
<em>Forbes</em> has released its list of the most congested cities in America. Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Washington D.C. top the list.