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?
THE BRAKE: Why ‘Automobility’ Is About So Much More Than AutomobilesBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Is car culture really just about vehicles, roads, motorists and violent commercials on TV, or is it is a political system that's deeply entrenched in cultures around the world?
THE BRAKE: Why Americans Don’t Always Drive Less When Gas Prices SoarBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
Even with high gas prices, many Americans aren't driving any less because so many of their communities are so car-dependent. How do you fix that? Listen to our podcast.
THE BRAKE: Are Would-Be Planners and Engineers on Board With Transportation Reform?By Streetsblog | | No Comments
Planning and engineering students are poised to play a major role in shaping America's transportation system for decades. But do they agree with sustainable transportation advocates about what that future should look like?
THE BRAKE: Why Every City Needs a Car Master PlanBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
So why do transportation leaders spend so much time drafting "pedestrian master plans" and "bike master plans" without accompanying "car master plans" aimed at building a world where fewer people get behind the wheel?
Memorial Day Headlines are No Headlines at AllBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
The staff of Streetsblog join all Americans in honoring and mourning all those who have been taken from us through violence, war or other human failure today and every day. We'll be back tomorrow with our normal news digest.
How ‘Community Mobility Rituals’ Can Transform NeighborhoodsBy Streetsblog | | No Comments
On this episode, host Kea Wilson sits down with Olatunji Oboi Reed of Equiticity to talk about "community mobility rituals," or regular, free, hyper-local events that dismantle barriers to sustainable transportation and build the social infrastructure that neighborhoods need.