Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place 2014

How One-Day Plazas and Bike Lanes Can Change a City Forever

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This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh. Sam Rockwell rides his bike every day from his home in Minneapolis to his office at BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota in Eagan, 12 miles away, where he spends his days plotting ways to get other people […]

Where Are Drivers Most Likely to Yield to Pedestrians?

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This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh. You’re approaching an un-signalized crosswalk. How likely are drivers to obey the law and stop to let you cross the street? According to a national survey of experts, that depends on a few factors, including the […]

Getting Rural Kids Walking and Biking: A Case Study From Northeast Iowa

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This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh. Nationally, more than 14,000 schools have taken part in Safe Routes to School programs. Though dedicated federal funding was stripped out in the current transportation law, SRTS funds have helped improve sidewalks, crosswalks, bike […]

Bikes, Cars, and People Co-Exist on Pittsburgh’s Shared Streets

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Summer is finally here, but livable streets advocates already can’t wait for September to come. The biennial Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference is taking place in Pittsburgh, a city that’s shedding its “Rust Belt” image and emerging as a leader in progressive street design with the help of a new mayor who’s committed to biking, […]