November 7, 2019

Dive Brief: 

  • Cincinnati launched a program last week, Paint the Streets, which allows citizen groups to paint neighborhood street murals intended to calm traffic. It's one of the city's tools to improve pedestrian safety as part of its Vision Zero initiative. 

  • Community councils can apply for permits to paint the murals on lower-volume resident...

September 30, 2019

Minneapolis officials want more people riding public transportation, scooters and Nice Ride bicycles to their destinations. Getting more people walking is high on their wish list, too.

At the same time, the city wants to reduce its carbon footprint.

That’s what has led to new spots called mobility hubs where multiple modes of non-automobile transportation inte...

May 10, 2019

If you’re avid American cyclist, odds are you’ve harbored this dream: a sea-to-shining-sea cross-country bike trek, the sort of epic journey Jerry Cowden took from Arlington, Virginia, all the way to Astoria, Oregon, when he retired from his job at the FCC in 2009.

“I went out my back door, got on my bike, and didn’t stop until I got to the Pacific Ocean, 106...

April 5, 2019

The curb is hot. No longer just a home for parked cars and cigarette butts, this is where the action is in the 21st century city. It’s where electric scooters and bikes congregate, where delivery drivers drop off Amazon boxes, where Uber and Lyft cars scoop riders. Someday, it may be where driverless cars await their human cargo. Accordingly, this increasing...

November 29, 2018

A six-month pilot in West Hollywood will make the famed Sunset Strip a better place to walk, reports local news site WeHoVille.

For four blocks along Sunset Boulevard, the city will install seating, colorful light poles and painted sidewalk extensions to make crossing the street easier. It’s also building a parklet at 8818 Sunset Boulevard in front of indie...

October 9, 2018

ROXBOROUGH — A new swath of trails is opening up in the Roxborough area along the Schuykill River.

The trails are on the 340 acre property of the Schuykill Environmental Center.

Named the River Trail Gateway, an ornate stone staircase on the Schuykill River Trail leads past a trail map kiosk and up the steep slope into the woods of the Center's property.

The tr...

July 31, 2018

Driving up Interstate 77 from the south, downtown Charlotte jumps out at you suddenly. Much of that is a function of North Carolina’s inland topography — not yet Appalachia mountains, not the flat coastal plains either, but somewhere in between. The skyscrapers visible suddenly from the highway, only a few miles from the city center.

Five of those high-rises...

June 15, 2018

Philadelphia officials cut the ribbon on the first phase of its elevated Rail Park, a quarter-mile of public green space in downtown Philadelphia, on Thursday.

The park — a rails-to-trails project similar to New York’s High Line, but (planned to be) twice its length and width, Friends of the Rail Park notes — runs along the Reading Viaduct rail line, which w...

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