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October 21, 2019

A just-approved plan will redesign Market Street to favor bikes, pedestrians, and public transit vehicles. But the vote to ban private cars didn’t happen overnight.

A weekday bike commute on Market Street is like running an obstacle course for your life. For the unprotected 1.5 miles between Eighth Street and the Embarcadero, cyclists must swerve around stree...

September 17, 2019

Pittsburgh is in the midst of an office development boom. The metro has nearly 2.5 million square feet of projects underway, with just shy of 1.3 million square feet anticipated to deliver before year-end, according to Yardi Matrix. Developers’ sights have been largely set on the city’s riverside areas, with 1.6 million square feet of office space under cons...

September 12, 2019

The 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles may be nearly nine years away, but the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) is already immersed in planning for the event’s impact on the region’s mass transportation network.

When the Olympic torch is lit in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 21, 2028, Los Angeles will become...

September 6, 2019

Mayor Jim Kenney wants Center City delivery drivers to take a load off — without blocking traffic.

As of Sept. 1, the city is reserving 80 to 100 feet of prime curbside real estate for delivery trucks and passenger vehicles, such as ride-hailing cars, to load and unload their precious cargo all day with a 20-minute time limit. The new all-day loading zones wi...

July 22, 2019

Spring Garden Street through Center City may only be 2.1 miles long, but it represents an opportunity for the cycling community — in Philadelphia and across the entire east coast.  

In 2009, the street was selected through a Center City Greenway Feasibility Study conducted by Pennsylvania Environmental Council as the East Coast Greenway alignment through...

March 29, 2019

They said this time would be different—just like the last time. But congestion pricing finally looks poised for arrival in New York City.

Leaders in the New York state Senate and Assembly are expected to approve charging fees on vehicles entering the most trafficked parts of Manhattan, the New York Times reported on Monday. If the measure in Governor Andrew C...

It would be hard to find many people these days who would disagree with the fact that the amount of ‘severe’ weather events has seemed to increase in the past few years.  Whether or not we subscribe to the theories of climate change, we would most definitely agree that both severe temperatures and large amounts of precipitation have affected many of our live...

March 26, 2019

Few institutions can shape a community like a state transportation department. The agencies charged with building interstates are often deeply involved with day-to-day decisions that determine how fast cars can go, how long lights stay red and where pedestrians can cross the road.

Increasingly, though, those state departments of transportation are at the cent...

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