Posts tagged with 'public space'
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Change People's Behavior
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Change People's Behavior
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for massive cities ...
The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
On November 22 and November 23, 2010, The New York Times gave biking in New York City significant coverage in print. The paper wrote about the city’s plans for a cross-borough bike share system. And then a day later how ...
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
Two-Way Street Between D.C. and the Dutch
The Royal Netherlands Embassy hosted a two-day series of workshops, known as ThinkBike, in Washington, D.C. last week, bringing together Dutch bicycling experts, local transportation planners, engineers, advocates and cyclists to plan and discuss how to improve biking in the nation’s capital. The ...
Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
Public Art, Public Space and Great Places
The concept of the “Do-It-Yourself” (D.I.Y.) city is far more complex than stereotypes of young people pasting posters to walls or hastily drawing bike markers on streets. Take, for example, our post on Latino New Urbanism about how immigrants are shaping ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Department of Transportation Supports Walk-Friendly Communities
U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood recently announced the Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) program, an initiative that “will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort.” The initiative ...
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
Government Study in Turkey Reveals Poor Access to Transit and Public Space
A new study conducted by the Turkish government reveals that handicapped citizens face serious and consistent discrimination and barriers to mobility, access to public space and services, including public transit. Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reported on the results last week. ...
"Naked Streets" Without Traffic Lights Improve Flow and Safety
"Naked Streets" Without Traffic Lights Improve Flow and Safety
Portishead is a coastal town in England about 120 miles west of London. The town of 22,000 people experimented with turning its traffic lights off on a major road in September 2009. Despite the traffic chaos, the streets still seemed ...
Next Stop? Crowdsourced Bus Shelters
Next Stop? Crowdsourced Bus Shelters
We’ve written about crowdsourcing contests to build a better suburb, choose better bikesharing locations, and design a better car. Now, Next Stop Design, a collaborative project based in Utah, is soliciting ideas and designs from the public to build a ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. We ...
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
World Carfree Day is Tomorrow
Given that tomorrow, September 22, is World Carfree Day, we thought we’d share a bit of the most exciting events happening around the world. You can find a full list of events on the World Carfree wiki page. For a ...
Friday Fun: The Best Places To Walk Anywhere
Friday Fun: The Best Places To Walk Anywhere
View from of High Line. Photo by Seth Lassman. If you were asked to identify the best city blocks for walking, what would you say? I can only speak from experience, but I would say Manhattan’s High Line, built from the ...
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
Following the Flow of the People with Crosswalks
We all know that crosswalks facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians across streets. We should heed them, walk within them and avoid jaywalking. A number of designers are rethinking the traditional concept of the crosswalk in favor of designs that ...
ASLA Live Blogging: Landscape Architecture As a Way to Bring Sustainable Development Policy to China
ASLA Live Blogging: Landscape Architecture As a Way to Bring Sustainable Development Policy to China
Live blogging from the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo and Design Conference in Washington, D.C., held at the Convention Center on September 10-12. “Shanghai is sinking.” That’s what landscape architect Xiaowei Ma, president and founder of Ager Design ...
ASLA Live Blogging: Making Suburbia Walkable
ASLA Live Blogging: Making Suburbia Walkable
Live blogging from the American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo and Design Conference in Washington, D.C., held at the Convention Center on September 10-12. The ASLA’s annual conference involves, tours, workshops, educational sessions, people trying to sell design-type stuff ...
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
São Paulo, Brazil is notorious for its horrifically congested streets. The city has the world’s sixth most painful commute, and motorization in the metropolitan area of more than 19 million residents is growing by 10 percent per year. But just ...
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