Street Moves initiative allows local communities to become co-architects of their own streets’ layouts, space used for parking and other public uses

January 5, 2021 Bloomberg – The Street Moves initiative allows local communities to become co-architects of their own streets’ layouts. Via workshops and consultations, residents can control how much street space is used for parking, or for other public uses. It’s already rolled out experimentally at four sites in Stockholm, with three more cities about to join up. The ultimate goal is hugely …

Cities adding scores of miles of new bikelanes and protected areas

The pandemic pushed cities to take back their streets from cars. Will they keep them in 2021? Across the world, as COVID-19 reshaped people’s routines, cities quickly converted streets to bike lanes, pedestrian areas, and places for outdoor dining. As the pandemic ends, it will require a lot of political will to prevent the status quo from returning. By Adele …

Pedestrianization and bike planning for streets with 7000 citizen proposals. New USDOT Pedestrian Planning

How can a city re-envision chaotic, car-covered streets into activity-ladden, people-focused spaces? The New York Times combined the experience of residents enjoying the city’s Open Streets with thoughts from WXY Urban Planner and Architect Clair Weisz into an interactive reveal of what pedestrianization looks like. Over 100 years ago, the dangerous “Jaywalking” campaign was created by automakers to put the …

The post-pandemic transportation system has to reward transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians with safe, efficient and comfortable ways to travel – starting with restoring bus and rail service cuts for transit-dependent riders

By THE LA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD DEC. 16, 2020 Here’s one more way that COVID-19 could leave a lasting mark: The pandemic has decimated public transit. Without swift action to restore bus and rail service and a serious commitment to building transit-friendly communities, Los Angeles will suffer from ever-worsening traffic, air pollution, carbon emissions and inequality long after the coronavirus is …

Four Easy Ways Biden Could Revolutionize Our Cycling Culture

By Kea Wilson, Nov 17, 2020 President-elect Biden is poised to take bold steps to reform federal transportation incentives as soon as February — and advocates are optimistic that he could take quick action to support active transportation in a way no president before him has even tried. In a jointly released agenda co-signed by basically every sustainable and equitable transportation organization …

Are intersections keeping people from choosing to walk, roll and bike? Yes!

By Amy Kenreich and Shelley McMullen, StreetsBlog, Dec 9, 2020 Are intersections keeping people from choosing to walk, roll and bike? (Streetsblog Denver) West Wash Park resident Kate Gotter worries about crossing Alameda Avenue every time she takes her three children to school. “It’s like playing Frogger. The signal at Pearl is our best option, but most of the time the …

How bike-friendly slow streets are changing cities

How bike-friendly ‘slow streets’ are changing cities, BBC, Nov 19, 2020 by Mark Johanson Moving around Bogotá can be a bit of a Jekyll-or-Hyde experience. On one hand, the city is infamous for having the world’s worst traffic. Yet, on the other, its cycling infrastructure is considered an exemplary model of sustainable urban mobility, according to the Copenhagenize Index, which ranks bike-friendly …

Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding Opportunities

U.S. Department of Transportation Transit, Highway, and Safety Funds, Revised August 9, 2018 https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/funding/funding_opportunities.cfm This table indicates potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects under U.S. Department of Transportation surface transportation funding programs. Additional restrictions may apply. See notes and basic program requirements below, and see program guidance for detailed requirements. Project sponsors should fully integrate nonmotorized accommodation into surface …

Post-COVID Transportation Infrastructure: A major shift to public transit and active modes is the only realistic answer

Streetsblog, Oct 2020 Study: We Can’t Fix Transportation-Related Climate Emissions With EVs Alone: And a major shift to public transit and active modes is the only realistic answer. By Kea Wilson Oct 2, 2020 The U.S. can’t simply electrify its way out of the transportation-related carbon disaster — and thinking that it can might actually delay what really works: shifting people …