By the end of 2010, more than 200 communities across the US had adopted Complete Streets policies, according to the National Complete Streets Coalition.
Legislators in some states want to fine people who use mobile phones or other electronic devices while crossing the street or riding a bike.
Source: Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure
Using Baltimore as a case study, a UMass researcher finds that bicycle and pedestrian upgrades generate substantially more jobs than road repairs and improvements.
Generation Y, 80 million strong, is showing a strong preference for living where the things that people need are within a comfortable walk.
Many cities in Europe have begun to make parking scarce and expensive. The result is greater livability.
A street in Copenhagen, Denmark, where pedestrians and cyclists get priority. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn
A pedestrianized street in Barcelona, Spain, with fastened chairs, high quality stone materials, and planters. Source: Europe's Parking U-Turn
With few exceptions, America’s largest homebuilders are slower than companies in other fields to act on environmental concerns.
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