Federal and state agencies may be underestimating the amount of dangerous ammonia emissions that cars pump into the atmosphere by as much as a factor of five, a new study finds — and maybe more in urban areas.
People who live with dogs are more likely to own cars and drive them — which is big news even without us running lots of photos of Kea Wilson's dog!
A staggering 88 percent of U.S. transit agencies expect that historically disenfranchised riders will be their primary customers as they recover from the pandemic, a new study finds.
A flawed intersection design helped lead to the traffic death of a toddler on Staten Island. Here's what we must do — and which intersections around the city to avoid.
Today, as we confront the bloodiest year in Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero, Streetsblog begins a seven-part series focusing on a key strand in the movement for livable safe streets, written by a central figure in that movement, Charles Komanoff.
Being a pedestrian or cyclist rather than a driver should not mean you are more likely to lose your life.
In five states - California, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas - the Times found that large highway building projects demolished homes predominantly in Black and Latino neighborhoods
A year ago, a councilmember co-authored a motion to shift $150mil from LAPD's budget. A month ago, LAPD called everyone but his office to watch them detonate fireworks in his district. The explosion rocked the city.
Earlier today, a tweet from Metro in support of the Bureau of Street Services’ pop-ups on potential bus shelter designs featuring the above image quickly drew a lot of, er, shade. What about when more than two people are waiting for the bus? https://t.co/nwzwnm9zCM — TransitCenter (@TransitCenter) July 22, 2021 People across the twittersphere dunked […]
The series is organized by the mobility justice Equiticity, which is also working to open The Go Hub, a neighborhood transportation resource center.
It's not that city officials need to pick a more equitable street for bus rapid transit next time. They just need to show some backbone.
Everyone on the CTA deserves to feel and be safe, especially the transit employees who help keep the city moving.
...delivery date still 2024
An urbanist moved from S.F. to Berlin last year. He reflects on how a progressive city can transform
It's rare that the Bay Area opens a piece of serious bike and pedestrian infrastructure, but the new South Bayfront Pedestrian Bridge is one. And it's gorgeous.
People with disabilities who don't drive are being left behind by accessibility efforts that ignore their unique and diverse needs — and centering them in city-building efforts can carry benefits for everyone, a new study argues.
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.
Streetsblog S.F.'s editor does a loop around the state and notes all the progress--and lack thereof--in creating a more equitable transportation system
A rural bike plan; a downtown bike, ped, transit improvement project; seismic bridge retrofits; and fixing a highway that will intersect with High Speed Rail.
Researchers at the University of California looked at California's progress on climate-focused transit promises and proposals - and find that the state focuses only TWO PERCENT of its funding there. The rest goes towards making driving easier.
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 […]