Urbanism

Lyft proposes street redesign for a driverless future

The concept cuts some traffic lanes while doubling the transportation capacity of the street<p>Ride-hailing service Lyft is making moves in urban planning. Working with architecture firm Perkins + Will and the transportation consultants Nelson\Nygaard, the startup recently developed a street redesign …

Urban Design

Major east-west artery, connector roads focus of St. Tammany plan | NOLA.com

A major east-west road through much of St. Tammany Parish and a network of smaller connecting arteries highlight a draft road construction plan …

Urban Design

Open thread: What transportation project would you most like to see built in Philly?

Tell us your transit wish list (however unrealistic!)<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine …

Urban Design

‘Hammer City’ wins waterfront Pier 8 design competition

The Forrec proposal was one of six design proposals unveiled in late August. Members of the public were invited to review and comment on the …

Canadian News

7 transit projects that could transform LA

From subway lines to high speed rail<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s</b> <b>first</b><b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition among NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best …

Los Angeles

New program wants to improve cities with the power of tweets and Flickr uploads

It’s called Urban Pulse<p>Want to watch street life unfold outside of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, long after it’s closed for the day? Or uncover the hidden ways both tourists and locals alike use Manhattan’s most famous landmarks? Now you can, all thanks to the power of data.<p>Urban Pulse, …

Urban Design

7 things to know about the latest asinine south Minneapolis bike lane fight

All around the city, “Road Work” signs appear, streets are closed, and repairs commence. So, too, does road rage intensify into a fathomless, …

Urban Design

MobilityScore Tells You Exactly How Easy A Place Is To Get Around Without A Car

Happy World Car Free Day: This new website lets you look at any city in America and find the most transit-accessible locations.<p>America is a place where a disturbingly large proportion of people, faced with the prospect of traveling somewhere less than a mile away, get in their car to do so. Around …

Design Thinking

Why San Francisco transportation is secretly the best

All aboard!<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best public transit, this …

San Francisco

The QLINE moves into revenue operations, looks ahead to Detroit’s transit future

<b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best public transit, this week is all …

Urban Design

Live chat with Los Angeles transit expert Ethan Elkind

Post your questions in the comments<p><i>Welcome to</i> Open Thread<i>, where we pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed?</i> Let us know<i>.</i><p>In honor of Transportation Week, Ethan Elkind, author of <i>Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles</i> …

Los Angeles

West Loop hotel tower, library among projects approved by the Chicago Plan Commission

The West Loop development boom is showing no signs of slowing down<p>The redesigned 12-story apartment development proposed for Uptown was far from the only project approved yesterday by the Chicago Plan Commission with an updated look. Four West Loop projects—a hotel, library, apartment development, …

Four New Faculty Join DUSP | MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

DUSP is pleased to welcome four new faculty members into our community of intellectuals and practitioners. Each of these individuals brings their …

Urban Planning

Transportation that built Chicago: The importance of the railroads

Chicago was—and still is—the nation’s supreme rail transit hub<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to …

Grand Central Station

Did a conspiracy really destroy LA's huge streetcar system?

It's long been suggested the iconic Red Cars fell victim to a scheme by automakers<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April of 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>When it first premiered in 1988, <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit?</i> seemed most likely to be remembered for …

Urban Design

5 Boston areas that will see big changes because of public transit

Including in Somerville and Quincy<p>No one should doubt the transformative power of public transportation on cities or parts of cities.<p>Here are five spots around the Boston region that will surely see some mammoth changes—if they’re not seeing them already—due to new or expanded transit.<p>Union Square …

Urban Design

Hogan outlines $9B plan to add lanes to Baltimore-Washington Parkway, 495 and 270 - Baltimore Business Journal

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a $9 billion plan to address congestion on… more<p>Joe Andrucyk/Larry Hogan Facebook<p>Gov. Larry Hogan wants to add …

Urban Design

The future of transportation was once a personal podcar system in West Virginia

The 1970s-era personal rapid transit method was a federally-funded program meant to be a model for other cities<p>Nestled in the green foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia is a college town, Morgantown, pop. 31,000, that is home to what was once hailed as the future of public …

Transportation

The Limits Of Engineering

How endless suburban sprawl contributed to Hurricane Harvey's devastation.<p>Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and a large portion of Southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana. In some areas, Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain. Many families and business owners have lost everything. …

Urban Design

Downtown parks and spaces: America's worst?

Fred Kent, founder and president of Project for Public Spaces, came to town recently and was not impressed with some of San Diego’s iconic and newly …

San Diego

New 'Thrive 105

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Investing $80 million in new streetscapes and public amenities along seven miles of East 105th from Garfield Heights to Bratenhal …

Urban Design

How Urban or Suburban Is Sprawling Houston?

Hilary Ybarra<p>Photo: Flickr user Jan Buchholtz.<p>As the nation’s fourth most populous city, Houston is clearly an urban center, and yet, the lifestyle …

Urban Design

Sherman Oaks homeowners ask Metro for subway through the eastern Valley

“The Valley deserves it”<p>Could the San Fernando Valley get a new subway line?<p>That’s what the influential Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association wants.<p>In a letter sent yesterday to Metro, the group expresses overall support for Metro’s East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, which will link the Van …

Los Angeles

Uptown transit-oriented apartment proposal returns with a new, glassier look

The project at Wilson and Sheridan was approved at today’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission<p>A twelve-story development slated for the southeast corner of Wilson and Sheridan in Uptown appeared before the Chicago Plan Commission today with an updated exterior design. The project, which comes …

Urban Design

7 Laws Runners Might Be Breaking On Their Runs

My running partner and I were mid-chat during our long run this weekend when we were stopped by a police officer. Our offense? Crossing the street …

Urban Design

Curbed Comparisons: Apartments along Woodward Avenue

How do rental prices change as we drive down Woodward?<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to …

Urban Design

The many phases and faces of the Fremont Trolley Barn

From streetcars to chocolatiers<p><b>Welcome to Curbed’s first-ever</b> <b>Transportation Week</b><b>!</b><p>From how to improve public transportation in cities, ranking the best car-free neighborhoods across the country, and a friendly competition between NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to determine which has the best …

Urban Design

Free parking plan for main artery through Hamilton town centre

Quarry Street could be opened up to traffic and offer free parking as well.<p>The main artery through Hamilton town centre could be opened back up to …

Urban Design

Ericsson's new mixed-reality platform envisions urban design in "real life"

Ericsson has created a new mixed-reality platform that allows users to envision urban design projects in “real life”. Teaming up with UN-Habitat, …

Augmented Reality

Colorado expects to provide Amazon with a single proposal for new campus

The Colorado Office of Economic Development is moving quickly to assemble a consolidated bid on Amazon's request for a new campus and expects to have …

Boulder