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How Istanbul Improved Air Quality by Putting Pedestrians First

Istanbul and Safer Streets and Air Pollution

Bike lanes don't cut it, according to a Fort Collins commuting study.

Cyclists Can't Escape Air Pollution Even on Alternate Routes

Oslo’s proposed car-free zone.

Oslo's car ban sounded simple enough. Then the backlash began

When Oslo decided to be the first European city to ban cars from its centre, businesses protested. So the city did the next best thing: it banned parking

In Boston, four pedestrians have died from car crashes in the first six weeks of 2016. Boston's 2016 Vision Zero improvements include roadway changes along Mass Ave from Melnea Cass all the way up to the Charles; the initiative will improve crossings and signal timings, create better cycling spaces, and implement physical barriers to better manage turning vehicles and protect pedestrians. Other initiatives are planned for Codman Square, Stonybrook, and the Talbot-Norfolk triangle.

As part of its Vision Zero initiative, Boston is implementing a number of roadway changes in four targeted areas aimed at lowering vehicle speeds and creating safer environments for pedestrians and cyclists.

Eight-year olds travel distances, then and now: Read the book Free Range Kids and let them explore their world!

Shrinking Range of Kids allowed play area.

Traffic around Trump Tower is a mess, but there’s a fix: Turn the street into a pedestrian plaza.

A Plea for Fifth Avenue

Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Interactive Map Shows Most Dangerous Intersections In Mass.

Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

MBTA: Average weekday of crowding for inbound passengers. "While transit agencies traditionally analyze bus capacity by route, for this analysis we wanted to add up all crowding per street, regardless of how many bus routes use that street. The result of this systemwide overview shows those places where the most concentrated crowding occurs on buses – places where changes to bus service or road configuration could have a major impact on passenger comfort."

Bus Crowding on the Street Network

Next City – Inspiring Better Cities

New Seattle park gives cyclists nervous about hitting the streets a place to practice.

Poor People Are More Likely To Die While Driving Than Ever Before

Poor People Are More Likely To Die While Driving Than Ever Before

The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes - The Washington Post

Most places in the U.S. still use 20th century metrics to measure the performance of transportation systems. The emphasis is still on moving cars, not improving transit service or reducing traffic …

still use century metrics to measure the performance of transportation systems. The emphasis is still on moving cars, not improving transit service or reducing traffic …

(Screenshot of Vision Zero Boston Safety Concerns Map)

Concerned about transportation safety on a particular roadway in Boston? The city has launched an online mapping tool to allow people to identify problem areas in Boston.

City of Vancouver 5 year map for new bike lanes and upgrades

Vancouver City Council is expected to approve a staff report that recommends constructing a dozen new bike lanes across the city over a five-year period.

We blame cars for transportation woes. Can new technology turn them into saviors?

Fixing the American Commute

American transportation is a mess. As the costs of repairs rise—fixing U. transportation would cost nearly the entire annual federal budget—and automotive technology advances, cars, often seen as a problem, may be our best hope.

U.S. Governors Don't Want Syrian Refugees. Mayors Are Asking for Even More - CityLab

Your state might oppose Syrian refugee resettlement, but odds are your city feels the opposite.

A study comparing images of New Orleans in 2007 and 2016 found a striking increase in the number of people (and bicycles) occupying public space.

A fascinating study comparing images of New Orleans in 2007 and 2016 found a striking increase in the number of people (and bicycles) occupying public space.

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