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Taking It To The Streets, Portland Style

It’s always inspiring to see what a few small groups can create when taking matters of their community into their own hands. Portland recently caught a great view of this, when Better Block PDX joined forces with the Broadway-Weidler Alliance and Northeast Broadway Business Association to run an actual test of a street redesign. They took one […]

July 6th

Phoenix Focuses On An Urban Future

The sprawling metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona, the sixth largest city in the US, sits at the northeastern edge of the scorching Sonoran desert, and is a poster child for our car-centric development model, with the city and its suburbs stretching for miles across the Salt River Valley. The city, once an agricultural community that cultivated […]

June 30th

Walkable Urban Places Gaining Market Share

We may be starting to see a significant shift in the way that metro areas in large US cities are planned and developed, as a recent report found that walkable urban places (WalkUPs) have been gaining market share over the traditional ‘drivable suburban’ areas that have drawn much of the development over the last half-century […]

June 20th

Protected Bike Lanes: The Infographics!

As someone who is more than peevish when it comes to biking (for good reason — I have crashed my bike into fences and the like just from being a space cadet), my routes generally revolve around empty streets and protected bike lanes. Hence, I am pleased to learn that protected lanes are on the […]

May 21st

Google’s “Popular Times” A Potential Game Changer

When it comes to city planning, research is the key – the key to fluid transportation, efficient land usage, and reasonable allocation of resources. Tim Barton recently made some poignant observations regarding Google’s “Popular Times” feature and how the data gathered by the media juggernaut could be distributed to and utilized by urban planners to better […]

April 29th

Car-Free Sundays With Less Air & Noise Pollution

In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians. Grassroots group Minha Sampa campaigned for the event since […]

March 9th

Georgia Government Denies Public Transit Expansion

While it looked like Atlanta, Georgia’s Metropolitan Area Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) was on its way to receiving much-needed funding and updates, the bill that would have enabled this was killed in the legislature late last week. It was reported that the bill would have allowed Fulton, Dekalb, and Clayton counties to levy a half-cent […]

March 9th

$64 Million Bike & Ped Plan For San Diego Moves Forward

Recently, Next City reported on San Diego, California’s $64 million plan to construct a bicycle and pedestrian transit system complete with “protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets and more.” The Downtown Mobility Plan, if adopted, will reinvent the way cyclists and pedestrians travel the downtown streets. “Just getting to this stage is […]

March 5th