Podcast: Who Gets Hurt When Cities Ban E-Scooters?By Streetsblog | | No Comments
On today's special edition of The Brake, we're re-broadcasting an episode of Charles T. Brown's "Arrested Mobility" podcast that centered around what happened when St. Louis forced e-scooters out of its downtown — featuring our own Kea Wilson!
Thursday’s Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving EditionBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
We’re going to take today off to spend four hours on various trains, subways and feet to visit relatives in the country, but we’ll be back on Friday with a heaping dose of news leftovers. Enjoy your holiday.
STREETFILMS: Riding Around with Charlie Todd of Improv EverywhereBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Check out Eighth Avenue ... with a comedian! Charlie Todd from the city-based troupe Improv Everywhere rode around to show off the Department of Transportation's transformational redesign of Eighth and Ninth avenues.
What the Last Decade Has Done for the Walkability MovementBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
In 2012, Jeff Speck’s Walkable City sparked a conversation about why pedestrianized places matter and became one of the best-selling books about the built environment in recent memory. Ten years later, though, so much about the world has changed — even as human-centered communities have become more important than ever.
Midterm Races that Sustainable Transportation Advocates Are WatchingBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Sustainable transportation is on Tuesday's ballot in communities across America — and advocates say that several of the most important aspects our federal transportation future may hang in the balance, too.
What It’s Really Like to Lose Someone to Traffic ViolenceBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
More than 100,000 Americans lose a loved one in a car crash every single year. So why don't more of us talk about it — and why don't more of us take action to prevent other families from enduring those tragedies, too?
Interview: How to Start A Grassroots Safe Streets Movement In Your CityBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
In communities across America, people are getting angry about traffic violence. But what does it take to turn that anger to a full-blown movement, with neighbors fighting alongside one another to change the status quo?
What US Cities Can Learn from the Bikeways of ParisBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
People have been visiting Paris for centuries for the food, the wine, the museums, the cheese and even the snails, but when New Yorkers head to the City of Light these days, all they see are the bike lanes.
Would a Car-Light City Really Be Quiet?By Streetsblog | | No Comments
This week on our podcast, we talk with noise researcher Dr. Erica Walker, who says we're missing a critical conversation about how unique communities experience their local soundscapes, both in the streets and beyond.
SEE IT: Streetfilms Takes You to NYC’s All-Too-Rare, Car-Free School StreetsBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
School zones don't have to be danger zones.
Six Arguments Against ‘Speed Limiting’ Technology — And How to Quash ThemBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Today on The Brake, we asked mobility researcher David Zipper to give us a breakdown of the most common speed-limiting technologies available today, and to share how he responds to six of the most common concerns about them — from the valid to the downright silly.
Why Arguments Against ‘Free Transit’ Are Missing the PointBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Free transit pilots are popping up around the world as the pandemic rages on — and so are heated debates about whether they'll stymie agencies' efforts to delivery the high-quality service that U.S. riders need. But what if those arguments are missing something fundamental about why we commodify basic mobility in the first place, and the many ways marginalized people are impacted when they can't afford a fare?