Leigh Gallagher correctly diagnoses a spate of pedestrian deaths: Suburban arterials masquerading as city streets. The solution is obvious: Tame them.
Smart Growth America reports on a new Senate bill, the Safe Streets Act of 2013:
There are so many factors that go in to making a city walkable. The factor that I find to be the most important, in pretty much all cases, is how safe the walkways are in terms of traffic.
In an excellent video, Dan Burden explains what we need to do, with an emphasis on establishing models.
Pasadena is considering plans to narrow portions of famed Colorado Boulevard and use that space to widen sidewalks and create tiny parks.
Claims related to community design and health should be modest. Yet with health care consuming more than 17 percent of the US economy, even a modest improvement can make a significant impact.
Walking is turning into a health movement, with profound implications for the built environment. Urbanists need to pay attention, because a coalition is forming.
In a tragedy of personality and wrong decisions, a man was arrested for picking up his child on foot at an elementary school.
Maybe it’s my 1960s North Carolina upbringing, but I like nice cars and have always managed to have one. What I would not like, though, is being dependent on a car for every single thing I need.
79 percent of Americans believe they should walk more, but forty percent say they do not do so because their neighborhoods do not have nearby services, shops, schools and work.
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