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Revisiting Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets
Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets

You may have wondered, while watching a Streetfilm or reading a post on Streetsblog, where we got the term “livable streets.” The answer can be found in the work of Donald Appleyard, a scholar who studied the neighborhood environment and the ways planning and design can make life better for city residents. In 1981, Appleyard [...]

London’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Safer Streets
London’s Do-It-Yourself Approach to Safer Streets

In the UK, the non-profit Sustrans is pioneering a community-based method to reclaim streets from high-speed traffic and make neighborhoods safer and more sociable places. Called “DIY Streets,” the program brings neighbors together to help them redesign their streets in a way that puts people, safety, and streetlife first. So far, individual streets have benefited [...]

A Case for Open Data in Transit
A Case for Open Data in Transit

Ever find yourself waiting for the next bus, not knowing when it will arrive? Think it would be great if you could check a subway countdown clock from the sidewalk? Or get arrival times on your phone? Giving transit riders better information can make riding the bus or the train more convenient and appealing. And [...]

Raising the Bar: Building political capital to implement key design initiatives
Raising the Bar: Building political capital to implement key design initiatives

NACTO’s Designing Cities Conference, October 24-26, 2012, New York, NY Commissioners’ Panel – Raising the Bar: Building political capital to implement key design initiatives Sponsored by IBM Political support for sustainable transportation initiatives is a precursor to success. The combination of agency champions, political champions and savvy advocacy groups is coming of age across the [...]

Making Streets Safer for Seniors
Making Streets Safer for Seniors

Transportation Alternatives’ Safe Routes for Seniors campaign started in 2003 to encourage senior citizens to walk more by improving their pedestrian environment. Funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Healthy Heart program, this was the first program of its kind to address the needs of elderly pedestrians. In 2008, the City of New [...]

People, Parklets, and Pavement to Parks
People, Parklets, and Pavement to Parks

In San Francisco, the Pavement to Parks program has launched an initiative that may someday alter the way many dense U.S. cities decide to treat the streets of their commercial strips. Taking the PARK(ing) Day concept to a more permanent, logical level, the Parklets Program has begun experimenting with trial spaces allowing businesses to convert [...]