Streets

Content on walkable streets

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.

How complete streets help people and economies

Streets re-designed with all users in mind—pedestrians, transit users, and bicyclists as well as drivers of motor vehicles—generally deliver safety, environmental, and economic benefits.

The benefits of removing stop lights

A growing number of experts advocate stop light removal to save money, improve safety, make cities more walkable, and boost traffic flow. 

Better streets: What's the priority?

In a Place, automobiles might be accommodated but they are not prioritized. Human scale and comfort are what rule, and all subsequent design decisions reflect that.

The champions of Little Asphalt

One way to understand Little Asphalt is to look at its heroes, what they are doing, and their ideas. Here's a list of 31 Little Asphalt champions.

The Little Asphalt solution for sustainable, healthy communities

Little Asphalt minimizes pavement in cities, towns, and suburbs so that real estate can be used for higher value purposes—such as buildings and people-centered activities.

Complete Streets are safe, effective, affordable, report says

Complete Streets correlate with broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values, according to the most comprehensive study to date of this trend.

Top 5 reasons you know you are in Big Asphalt …

You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.

What (and who) is Big Asphalt, and how does it harm America?

The sheer amount of pavement we lay down is compromising health, safety, and welfare. It is a barrier to livability, complete streets, sprawl repair, and meeting the demand for walkable places.

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