Content on walkable streets

We don't really care about automobile accidents

After all the gruesome crashes, with countless little crosses lining the roadways, here’s what I’ve learned: We don’t really care. We don’t really care how many people die or are injured.

Over-wide streets? You may regret it

A clear body of evidence has accumulated that narrower lanes are safer on major urban thoroughfares that also include pedestrians.

Progress depends on more 'infrastructure of community'

Healthy places need two physical characteristics: The architecture of community and the infrastructure of community. Here's why the infrastructure is so important.

The political battle over America's streets and roads

Now that demand for walkable urban places outstrips supply, a generational political crash is emerging over infrastructure.

How to make streets safer worldwide

The World Resources Institute has published Cities Safer By Design—offering technical details on solutions that new urbanists have been talking about for two or three decades. 

A mixed-use waterfront for the city

A series of public spaces on the water that would allow people to live, work, and play in a water-related neighborhood in Ithaca—an unusual amenity in Upstate New York.

A new village for compact regional growth

Form Ithaca examined how spread-out growth in the Town of Ithaca can be reorganized into a village with a complete street connecting to downtown.

Turning a barrier into a boulevard

One idea explored in Form Ithaca's form-based code design charrette is how to convert a highway into a mixed-use walkable part of the city's urban fabric. 

Narrow streets help in bicycle commuting

Philadelphia has Little Asphalt--and that creates a network that allows for appealing pedestrian and bicycle travel.

A better plan for the other side of the tracks

On the "wrong side of the railroad tracks" from downtown—The East End of Garland, Texas, has significant potential to revitalize. A new plan shows how that could happen.

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