Streets

Content on walkable streets

Battle cry of British street designer: ‘Remove traffic signals’

The idea of “shared space” has captured the collective imaginations of North American urbanists — partly due to English architect and urban designer Ben Hamilton-Baillie.

A low-cost approach to walkability

Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to consultant Jeff Speck.

Stroad nation

We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval.

Twelve steps to cut pedestrian deaths

Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a safer, comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

New shared-space waterfront for DC

A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets for the purpose of placemaking.

Five steps to a complete community

Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.

Streetcar is approved for Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.

What makes a good Main Street work?

While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others – like Corning’s – remain thriving to this day. Why? Location is important, but design and context also matter.

Keys to a better streetscape

When Burlingame completes the makeover of its main street, it may be one of the most beautiful streets in Northern California. Here's what I saw ... 

Bad call: Wide streets in the name of fire safety

Fire officials often push for wider streets so that their biggest trucks can move more swiftly — but the wider streets lead to more deaths and injuries. They do this, supposedly, in the name of safety.

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