Philadelphia has Little Asphalt--and that creates a network that allows for appealing pedestrian and bicycle travel.
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.
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.
A growing number of experts advocate stop light removal to save money, improve safety, make cities more walkable, and boost traffic flow.
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.
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.
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 correlate with broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values, according to the most comprehensive study to date of this trend.
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
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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