Walking

Pedestrians and their environments

‘Good bones’ are the key to good urbanism

Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good bones, comprises most of our metro areas.

What is a livable community, anyway?

In this modern era, the idea of livable communities may be less real to many people than Santa Claus. Yet as long as love, courage, and excellence are real, so are livable communities.

As evidence mounts, drumbeat for walkable streets grows

The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering.

High hopes for a more walkable America

Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater health and happiness.

Placemaking is critical for the local economy

Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that happen.

The daunting challenge of unwalkable America

National Geographic publishes a 17-nation “Greendex” on, among many other things, transit use and walking. In 2012 Americans came in dead last on both indices, by a wide margin. 

A low-cost approach to walkability

Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to consultant Jeff Speck.

Twelve steps to cut pedestrian deaths

Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a safer, comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Vision Zero: Making pedestrian safety a public priority

New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.

Pedestrian safety leads to more walking, or is it vice versa?

Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Honolulu also enjoy very high rates of walking to work, all around or above ten percent. Why is that?

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