Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative

On SmartCity Dive Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others. Local governments throughout Illinois can upgrade their street lights to LED fixtures through the state’s joint purchasing program. The streetlights also can be equipped with Wi-Fi and sensors for …

List of Streetfilms

By Category up to Feb 1 2018 Category Video Title Date Published Plays Bicycles The Netherlands Megamix Bike Montage 2018-01-06 17480 Bicycles London Cycling Works: How Savvy Campaigning Got 180 Employers to Support Bike Lanes 2017-12-06 5489 Bicycles Gawk at the Great New Bike Access to the Williamsburg Bridge From Brooklyn 2017-11-22 3839 Bicycles 300+ People Create Human Protected Bike …

Road diet bridges a barrier, boosts safety

A breakthrough design on La Jolla Boulevard in San Diego cuts crashes by 90 percent and gives local business a shot in the arm.  This case study was written for the Institute for Transportation Engineers new book Implementing Context Sensitive Design on Multimodal Corridors, funded by the Federal Highway Administration. By ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    JAN. 10, 2018 CNU The reconstruction of a section of La Jolla Boulevard …

What Is a City Street? And What Will It Become?

THE CITY NY Mag, Daily Intelligencer, 18 Jan 2018, by Justin Davidson http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/what-is-a-city-street-and-what-will-it-become.html Hey, that’s my block! In 2030 or so. Maybe. Photo-Illustration: Street Plans Collaborative/Carly Clark, via Streetopia The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries people, freight, and vehicles on its surface; water, sewage, power, …

China Opens 1-Kilometer Long Solar Road

December 30th, 2017 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica  China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road in Jinan, the capitol of Shandong province south of Beijing. The two-lane road covers 5,875 square meters and can generate up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of power annually — enough to power 800 Chinese homes, according to XinhuaNet. The electricity will be used to run street lights, …

Implemnting complete streets in small towns and rural communities

By Nimotalai Azeez · August 10, 2017  Successful implementation of Complete Streets requires much more than a one-size-fits-all approach. Rural and small towns often face distinct challenges from urban areas when it comes to improving the conditions for people walking and bicycling. The National Complete Streets Coalition recently spoke with Alta Planning + Design to learn about some of the obstacles smaller communities …

Woonerfs come to the US

PUBLIC SQUARE A CNU Journal, Dec 2017 The Wharf. Photo by Payton Chung. TRANSPORTATION A radical mixing of cars and people works as planned The recently opened nine-block development in Southwest DC is the largest expanse of “shared space” in the US. PAYTON CHUNG    DEC. 8, 2017 When the Wharf, a new development in Southwest DC, opened recently, it instantly became the largest expanse of …