Sustainable Transport

Bus Lanes Are the New Parking Lanes

For a long time, American cities didn’t put much thought into what to do with the space along the curb. On streets in commercial areas, curb access …

Cities

Council Passes Ride-Share Tax to Fund Transit, CTA Announces $23M in Cuts, Reforms

Today the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget, including a new fee on ride-hailing trips to fund the CTA. In addition, the …

Uber

Transit Investment Can Help Close the Racial Employment Gap

Despite the decline in the jobless rate, the employment scenario for many Americans isn’t what it used to be. Many people of working age remain …

Cities

‘In Our Shoes’ Commemorates Victims of Traffic Violence

This afternoon on the steps of City Hall East this afternoon, hundreds of shoes commemorated the hundreds of people killed in traffic violence. The …

Rising Rents Lead to Falling Bus Ridership in Portland

Bus ridership is declining in almost every U.S. city. Some reasons are fairly obvious: Lower gas prices combined with higher transit fares and …

Urban Design

When Your Renderings Suggest the Black Population Has Been Abducted by Aliens, It May Be the Least of Your Problems

I should be focused on the content of the staff report regarding the mixed-use project proposal from WIP-A, LLC, a subsidiary of Watt Companies, for …

Urban Design

[Graphic News] Seoul ranks 4th on global sustainable transport: survey

Seoul has been ranked as one of the world’s top cities for sustainable transport, according to the 2017 Sustainable Cit

Cities

Bikes and Transit Keep Racking Up Ballot Wins

<i>PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook</i> …

Urban Design

Two thirds of packaging waste is recycled

The 2017 edition of the statistical book 'Energy, transport and environment indicators' includes a broad range of data to help assess developments, …

Recycling

Activists Form Chains of “Human Bollards” to Demand Protected Bike Lanes

Last weekend in San Francisco, bike advocates formed a human chain along the Embarcadero. They were calling for physical protection of a green bike …

Cycling

The Top 10 Regions Where Jobs Are Within Reach for Transit Riders

How easy is it to access jobs via transit? The answer says a lot about economic fairness in your region, and whether employment opportunities are …

Urban Design

Mobility Justice Advocates Gather in Leimert Park for Untokening California

“I’m at the point where I want to burn it [all down],” said a mobility advocate as Untokening California came to a close this past November 4.She had …

Talking Headways Podcast: Defending the Right of Way

This week’s guest is Benjamin De La Pena, deputy director for policy, planning, mobility, and right of way at Seattle DOT. We talk about SDOT’s New …

Power to the pedal as University supports senior cyclists

<b>Who the new cycling project is for:</b><p>active living and senior members<br>• members who would like to commute to ISE & increase their cycling physical …

Cycling

“Distracted Walking” Is a Distraction From the Real Problem

Laws to penalize the act of “distracted walking” are rearing their ugly heads across North America.Honolulu started the trend this summer by making …

Germany and China take the lead

The foundation of the 2015 Paris climate agreement was to a large extent based on cooperation between the United States and China on clean energy and …

Climate

Oboi Reed Launches Equiticity, a New Group to Push for Mobility Justice Nationwide

Last night Oboi Reed, cofounder of Slow Roll Chicago, launched a new organization called Equiticity, promising that the group “will operate at the …

How to Design Streets for People in the Era of Robocars

When automobiles came on the scene a century ago, motor vehicle interests reshaped cities dramatically, in many ways for the worse.If you believe the …

Urban Design

These are the cities with the most sustainable transport

Hong Kong has been ranked the top city worldwide for sustainable transport in the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index from Arcadis. The research …

Cities

Why Can’t We Have Traffic-Calming “3-D” Crosswalks Like Iceland?

People around the world are fascinated by the 3-D illusion of this painted crosswalk in the small town of Ísafjörður in Iceland. It’s a creative and …

Empiricism

Sydney’s public transport was just ranked 51st in the world

Sydney’s public transport is a mess, which is what happens when you build a city from the sea outwards, and then try to force some form of grid …

Cities

Caltrans Wants Input on California State Rail Plan

The just-released 2018 California State Rail Plan is the state’s strategic plan for creating a coordinated, statewide rail network. It calls for …

California

How Philadelphia Fixed Parking Craters Using Tax Policy

Here’s some great news out of Center City Philadelphia: Housing is replacing parking.The number of off-street parking spaces in downtown Philly and …

Cities

America’s Bus Stops Are Too Close Together

Bus ridership is falling in American cities, and the only way to turn around the trend is to provide better service. Here’s one thing nearly every …

Medicine

The World's Top Cities For Sustainable Public Transport [Infographic]

Hong Kong is the world’s top city for sustainable transport, according to the 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index from Arcadis. The research examined 100 major cities across 23 different indicators to give an indicative ranking of the mobility and sustainability of their transportation systems. …

Cities

How Highways Squeezed Taxable Land Out of Cities

When transportation planners gouged interstate highways through urban areas in the 20th century, they damaged some cities irreparably. One …

Cities

How Councilmembers Englander and Krekorian Could Respond To Collision Lawsuits

Earlier this month, L.A. City Councilmember Mitch Englander introduced a motion directing that “bike lanes be closed or removed” and that “no …

Cycling

Chance to Improve Freeway Undercrossings in San Francisco

It just got easier for San Francisco to do something productive with land under and next to freeways.With the governor’s signature secured, Assembly …

San Francisco

Did Your State Forfeit Federal Funds for Walking and Biking?

Millions of dollars that should have gone toward building safer sidewalks or bike lanes near schools were instead forfeited by state DOTs that …

South Dakota

Picking the Right Bike Parking

Install wall-mounted bike racks that protrude too far from the wall in the wrong way, and a blind person might walk into a bike. That was just one of …

Cycling