This week, we're joined by Maurice Jones, president and CEO of Local Initiatives Support Corporation, who talks about working with communities and existing businesses to develop talent in the workforce, breaking down barriers to entry in certain professions such as property development, and the history of policies and practices that intentionally excluded certain populations from opportunity.
Looking at the data, a positive trend may be starting to emerge, but advocates say mayors aren't doing enough.
City business groups are forming a coalition to urge Congress and the president to fund transportation projects.
This is the first post generated by the Neighborhood Empowerment Project, an initiative of our parent company, Open Plans, to change the ineffective way our city government responds to neighborhood problems.
“The proposed solution does not match the problem,” said one expert.
The City Council Speaker is putting his legislative muscle where his mouth is.
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 murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, and other recent missing-person cases, have made women walking and riding transit in lower-income communities of color feel less safe.
As he starts out on a two-week, 1,000-mile bike ride around Lake Michigan on the day after he left office, ex-Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his proudest accomplishments for biking.
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa said that after taking input from over a thousand residents, he's recommending the project to the zoning committee.
Pushes to prevent study of traffic changes that would finally start prioritizing Muni over private cars
Anti-density/NIMBY politician maneuvers to put transit housing bill on ice
Cyclists do their annual tour to remember the fallen
Today students at the University of Denver attempted driving a tricycle around traffic cones while texting. Distractions were added to other games, like corn hole, putt putt and perfection, as a part of the “Distraction Games,” an event state transportation officials organized in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years. This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center. As the city finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.
Careless drivers who seriously injure people will be taken off the roads under a bill passed Thursday by state lawmakers — the first time Colorado has decided to treat them differently from drivers who only damage property.
The price of emission allowances is rising steadily, and is well above the government-set floor price. The cap-and-trade market seems quite stable.
There are, as always, far more projects applying than there is money for. A complete list of projects here.
Among the bills that died or survived last week's Appropriations committee hearings were two key bills for people who walk, bike, or take transit.
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 […]