This week we’re joined by Mark Perepelitza, director of sustainability at SERA Architects. Perepelitza chats with us about the meaning of sustainability, the company’s sustainability action plan, and its colorful Project Compass. For those of you who prefer to read rather than to listen, check out an edited transcript below the audio player. For the […]
The simplest way to convince the public to move forward with policies that best serve it is to give the raw numbers that back up great ideas, a top urban planer told transit advocates during an online seminar aimed at better urban planning.
The U.S. is still failing to make meaningful progress to end the decades-long racial disparity in fatal car crash rates across modes, a new study finds — and things got worse during the pandemic.
E-bike workers are in an impossible bind — they have to break the law to earn a living. How we could fix it.
Cyclists need safety as they cross streets with highway-like conditions on the way to a shopping and transit hub.
Whose park! Um, actually, whose park? That is the question.
Eighty-three seconds. That’s how much time passed between the moment deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) first stood at the door of the Cudahy home of Isaias Cervantes, a 25-year-old autistic man who is hard of hearing and suffering from depression and anxiety, and the firing of the shot that may have […]
Dealing a blow to Metro's effort to fast-track expansion of the lower 710 Freeway, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that Metro follow air quality laws.
"I don't have another life to give. I don't have any more breaths to take. I don't have any more hashtags. I don't have any more energy to be marching with my fist up in the air [only] to come back to the same thing," declared Khadijah Shabazz. "Right now, it needs to be all broken down, torn down, and started all over again."
Latin American cities can provide insights on how to build bike culture. Mobility experts from Mexico City and Bogotá shared how their cities are creating a bike culture.
Amtrak wants to make riding across the United States cheaper, more comfortable, and easier this year, as more and more people get vaccinated and it becomes safer to travel.
Urban design that makes space for residents to safely and easily interact with the outdoors and each other plays a major role in both physical and psychological well-being.
A veto of a proposed free-fare pilot isn't enough. The mayor must offer concrete solutions for bringing back riders.
A look at what cities around the country are doing to stay above water--often literally
A 90-year-old draw bridge is the source of major delays on trains in the Bay Area--the push is on to replace it
Colorado's wowntowns, main streets, and the urban arterials that have become so many of our main streets should be vibrant community centers, but people need to feel safe accessing them, no matter how they get there.
Dear Denver: We met on Walk Score. Hello, again. I’m the woman who was looking to move from a mountain town of 450 people to you – you with public transportation and a large public library system and the symphony and museums and movie theaters and neighborhoods to walk.
This guest commentary is by Cassie Tanner, Deputy Director of Public Affairs for AAA Colorado. You can connect with Cassie on Twitter @CassStenstrom and on LinkedIn. At AAA Colorado, we are proud partners in Vision Zero initiatives in Denver and across Colorado, and we’re even prouder to promote safe, non-automotive mobility whenever we can. After […]
There's lots of money for clean transportation, but details to be determined leave programs in the dark
Almost $1 billion in funds from D.C. released to the project
Our ongoing series looks at how California can build mega projects effectively in the new era
A commenter on a recent post of mine mentioned a couple of pretty common criticisms about expectations for growth in cycling and transit in Atlanta.
How can we stop design and planning mistakes from damaging our city? Part 2 in a series of illustrated essays on urban design.
There is a way to get to the Braves stadium by using Cobb County’s transit service. But that service is nowhere near as extensive as MARTA and doesn’t meet the needs of the people who live in suburban poverty.
The past year has been eventful, to say least, for public transit in Northeast Ohio.
We’re officially in the middle of the holiday season, which can only mean one thing – that’s right, the 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2016 came out last week.
Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
If you haven’t yet heard of Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) or specifically the Chouteau Greenway, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting developments planned in St. Louis.
Former St. Louis treasurer Larry Williams reminds me of a small town version of New York's Robert Moses (1888-1981), using the state legislature to give him money and power while also remaining free of oversight.
How much do people in Missouri bicycle? Is the amount of bicycling in Missouri growing? How to Missouri communities compare with other U.S. cities and with major cities of the world?
Not every tower in downtown Austin looks exactly the same, but there is one defining characteristic that describes almost all of them: parking. Most towers rest on top of what they call in the industry a parking plinth, the tower base where folks store their cars.
Irascible, ornery, unconventional, Pedestrian Pete pushed Houston to be better and embrace walkable urbanism.
Rendering of New Hope Housing project on Harrisburg. Courtesy: GSMA.The urban ambitions of our government leaders — so easy to dismiss in the past as nice words with no budget — may get a serious infusion of funds because of Harvey. The Texas delegation that Governor Abbott took to Washington D.C. lobbied for $61 billion beyond what the state already expects to receive from […]