We design roadways to be easy for drivers, but all that does is encourage speeding and distracted driving.
Road diet debates often run so hot because they’re proxies for local community attitudes about broader forces of societal change. Here are some lessons on how to change those attitudes.
A conference takes place on a dangerous road — but street safety is not on the agenda.
No wonder they call it the Great White North.
No one can understand how a driver with 91 speed-camera and red-light tickets, plus multiple license suspensions, was still on the road to hit and kill a 3-month-old baby girl in Brooklyn. Here's one reason.
Low pay. Grueling hours. Long work weeks. Theft. Crashes. Discomfort. Disrespect. This is the life of the New York City delivery worker.
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 […]
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 […]
The agency is crediting the sale with spurring a nearly 70 percent increase in average ridership among pass users.
When safe bike infrastructure is downgraded or delayed, it can have deadly consequences.
Sushil Reddy, the brains behind the SunPedal Ride, talks about why he's crossing the country on two wheels, with a solar assist.
This East Bay city used Dutch designs on Walnut--but is relapsing to the ol' disregard for safety on Paseo Padre
The brother of a cyclist killed in Hayward last June speaks out about decisions that lead to his brother's death--and the pain of seeing deadly designs go unchanged
The city’s allocation of street space is anything but “transit-first”
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, CalBike, and BikeTalk converse with Caltrans Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs Jeanie Ward-Waller
Among the 34 projects to receive early Complete Streets funding from Caltrans are twelve that include separated, all-ages bike facilities; sixteen include new sidewalks; 26 are along a city's main street; two include new road diet elements.
And anti-HSR legislator Anthony Rendon goes on NBC Bay Area to defend his moves to try and kill the project
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 […]