Pedestrians spend a surprising amount of time lingering in public space, whether talking, waiting for the bus or eating.
Look, if you want to know about safe streets, you talk to a European. It's that simple.
Two incredible transformations helped turn wastelands of parking into absolutely beloved urban spaces in Pittsburgh and Providence. But who deserves the Golden Crater?
A truck driver ran over and killed a cyclist in Brooklyn on Wednesday — and the NYPD reflexively refused to blame the driver.
Buses move so slowly across our city partly because there are too many stops spaced too closely together. Andy Byford wants to change that. But he's facing opposition from "Mrs. McGillicuddy" on Staten Island and elsewhere. Read David Meyer's long takeout on the problem.
An analysis shows that just nine pedestrians were injured by e-bikes in 2018 — yet the mayor calls them a safety threat and orders the NYPD to crack down on the mostly immigrant delivery workers who use them.
Few communities love harder than South Central.
“I’m about to go out here, I’m bout to ride my bike. I’m bout to have me a good day,” he said, smiling. “I feel good today, Momma. Man, I’m free.”
USC Public Safety Officers cuffed a man riding without a light, questioned him about warrants, and told him LAPD would be asked to come run a warrant check
The upgrades include a new wide boarding area at Chicago/Milwaukee, a mile of bus lanes on Chicago Avenue downtown, and improvements on Western and 79th.
The group opposing the project says they want an RFP process and changes to the design. The local alderman says they're actually opposed to the 100 units of affordable housing.
Since at least 2017, the Active Transportation Alliance has advocated for making ride-hailing trip data public so that we can have a better sense of its impacts on the local transportation network and plan and legislate accordingly. The report of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Transportation and Mobility Task Force, released last month, made the same recommendation. Today Emanuel, along with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Department of Innovation and Technology, announced that Active Trans will get its wish, since the city is publishing anonymized data from ride-hailing apps for providers like Uber, Lyft, and Via, on its Open Data Portal. According to the city, this makes Chicago the first city in the nation to publish detailed ride-hailing data. “Making comprehensive and secure data available to the public is a fundamental element of good governance and a pinnacle of this administration,” said Emanuel in a statement. “With this information, we will better understand our transportation landscape and be prepared to solve future mobility problems.” The city says the publication of these data sets, which will be updated quarterly as the ride-hailing companies share data with the city, represents early progress towards the task force report’s recommendations, and moves Chicago towards data uniformity and transparency. Included in the publication are three sets of ride-hailing data:
- Registered vehicles, including:
- Make, Model, and Year
- Month of last inspection
- Total trips completed
- Registered drivers, including:
- Driver start month
- City of Residence
- Total trips completed
- TNP trips, including:
- Starting and ending location, collected by census tract
- Starting and ending time rounded to nearest 15 minutes
- Trip fare rounded to nearest $2.50 and tip rounded to nearest $1.00
Advocates convene to review, discuss and update on some of Oakland and Alameda's most exciting projects and proposals
Safety treatments planned for another notorious SoMa street--but intersection treatments, again, are lacking
Scrapping I-980 seems like a no-brainer, but the historical argument for getting rid of it assumes the freeway is a legacy of mid-century attempts to build barriers around white middle-class neighborhoods. That’s true of several major freeways, but the story of I-980 isn’t so clear cut.
Why is Denver still expanding I-70? The move to tear down I-980 in Oakland shows that forward-thinking officials elsewhere get it: The problems associated with mega-motorways in urban neighborhoods outweigh the benefits.
The 16th Street Mall will soon get a major renovation that will spruce up an iconic, but increasingly embarrassing part of Denver. The upgrade will make the 1.2-mile thoroughfare a better place to get around and a more enjoyable place to hang out.
When bike advocates push for changes to the streets, they do no analysis on the impact it will have on inequality.
Did this third joint meeting between the CTC and CARB go well?
While research is still scant, indications are good: e-bike riders replace car trips with e-bike trips
45-day comment period ends May 27. Wait--the DMV is in charge of writing regulations for autonomous vehicles??
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 […]