BIPOC leaders have long urged antiracist action from their white counterparts — but those calls have gained particular urgency in the wake of the recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Here are helpful resources from three top leaders.
Kristen Jeffers, the founder and editor-in-chief at the The Black Urbanist, talks to Streetsblog about how land use, planning and transportation systems don't often center black, queer, and feminist voices. And should.
Federal officials want to incentivize urban driving, claiming it will reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here's why they're wrong.
Activists — and perhaps soon, some politicians — are focusing on cutting the $6-billion NYPD budget by $1 billion, and redistributed in a way that better benefits long-suffering communities and reduces police brutality.
The MTA issued a public request that the city install 60 miles of bus lanes and busways in all five boroughs as the city approaches the first phase of economic reopening.
A community board in the predominantly white Upper West Side says it supports the Black Lives Matter movement — then calls for more enforcement by the NYPD, which disproportionately targets blacks.
By suspending service and shuttling arrestees, Metro leadership sided with the police, against the needs of its largely Black and brown ridership
Street vendors decry having been left to fend for themselves during a disaster, seek cash assistance, the cancellation of rents, and an end to criminalization
A true eviction moratorium might have kept Miguel housed and stable; now he fears for his mental health and his ability to get back on his feet
This moment is an opportunity to redefine the role of police and center Black lives, our freedom, and our movement through spaces.
A minor encounter with Chicago Police Department officers underscored the importance of making sure police follow laws protecting freedom of the press.
The lack of public restrooms available during the pandemic is a major challenge for families with young kids, pregnant people, delivery workers, and others. How can we address that?
It's time for an anti-violence, safe-streets-for-everyone coalition
With AC Transit shutting down at 7:30 p.m., and BART shutting down at 9 p.m., there is now no way to cross the Bay at night without a car
Is this ever a proper role for Muni?
Many are walking the walk — but only minorities are feeling the fear.
A national umbrella group of urban planners carves out a much broader vision for safe streets — one based on justice and safety from police violence.
The group's member cities have been working hard to make public space as safe as possible during the pandemic — and the organization just compiled their best strategies.
Drivers using Autopilot take more and longer trips, and also surf the internet and take naps while at the wheel.
Notwithstanding a later apology, the commissioners remarks contribute to a hostile environment.
CTC workshop will discuss the 2022 SHOPP process and gather input on how to best engage advocates, planners, and district staff.
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 […]