Atlanta’s MARTA Will Pilot Soccer + Transit Program

Published on August 3rd, 2016 | by

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In what may be the first location of a future “Station Soccer League” in Atlanta, MARTA’s Five Points transit station will be home to a small soccer field, which will be suitable for 5-on-5 and futsal-style games. The new pilot program came about through a partnership with Soccer in the Streets, a nonprofit organization that […] read more

London Bike Couriers Will Help Map City’s Pollution Levels

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by

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The Greater London area will eventually have “the world’s most advanced air pollution map,” thanks to a collaboration between Drayson Technologies, Inmarsat, and the bike courier company Gophr. 50 bike couriers with Gophr will be outfitted with Drayson’s CleanSpace Tags, which are small air pollution sensors powered by wireless signals, and these sensors will collect […] read more

Bike Sharing + Protected Bike Lanes = More Cycling, Reduced Risk

Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by

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How can cities get more people using bikes for transportation, while also reducing the risk of injuries or death? It turns out that it might not really be that complicated, and that by combining bike sharing systems with protected bike lanes, cities can boost bike transportation rates and increase bicycle safety, especially for low-income and […] read more

This 3,000 Mile Bike Path Will Go From Maine To Florida

Published on July 19th, 2016 | by

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Imagine being able to ride all the way from Maine to Florida on a trail system that links major cities on the east coast of the US, with large parts of the trail being traffic-free greenways. That would certainly be an improvement over the current hodge-podge of trails, roads, and pathways that currently exist, and […] read more

First Quarter of 2016 Shows 2.6 Billion Public Transportation Trips!

Published on July 12th, 2016 | by

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The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) First Quarter 2016 report shows 2.6 billion trips taken on public transportation in the U.S. – for those 3 months alone. This .4% increase compared to the previous year may be partially due to rises in employment, as 60% of commutes are for work. More employed people = more commutes […] read more

Residents Of Helsinki, Finland, May Not Need To Own Their Own Cars By 2025

Published on July 11th, 2016 | by

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In at least one Scandinavian city, owning your own car may not be necessary a decade from now, thanks to the forward-looking plans of the government of Helsinki, Finland. While the goal of eliminating the need for private car ownership in that capital city within 10 years may seem incredibly ambitious, it’s a laudable initiative, […] read more

Changing The D.C. Real Estate Market, One Bicyclist At A Time

Published on July 11th, 2016 | by

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In Washington D.C., where biking has doubled in popularity since 2009, commuter choices are producing wide-reaching effects. Professionals are giving up the ‘burbs and highways and opting instead for their bikes to get to work. If the bike traffic jams weren’t proof enough, the change in the real estate market is. Developers are unloading their […] read more

NYC Names Director for New Regional Planning Office

Published on July 8th, 2016 | by

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In news that really seems past due, New York City appointed its first Regional Planning Director. The role went to Carolyn Grossman Meagher, who previously was the Director of Governmental Affairs for the city’s planning department, but most recently has been pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning at Harvard. The plans to create a Regional Planning office […] read more

Y Combinator To Study “Building New, Better Cities,” But Is It Shortsighted?

Published on July 7th, 2016 | by

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According to a recent blog post from Y Combinator, an early stage technology startup incubator, the organization wants to “study building new, better cities.” At first blush, this desire to improve something really basic — our daily living habitat — as opposed to the fairly conventional challenges that many tech startups take on, which maybe […] read more

Seattle’s Secret Rainy Day Bus Stops

Published on July 7th, 2016 | by

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If you’re like me and have been seeing Boston’s rain-activated poetry pop up on your Facebook feed, but have been thinking, “Man, I wish this involved public transportation,” Seattle has the answer for you. It’s no surprise that Rainworks, the company behind the “Invisible Spray” that appears when pavement is wet, hails from the rainy city of […] read more

Taking It To The Streets, Portland Style

Published on July 6th, 2016 | by

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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 […] read more