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Five Things to Learn From NYC’s Decade of Vision Zero Successes And Shortcomings

America's oldest city-wide Vision Zero goal is turning 10. What can other cities learn from their experiences?

February 12, 2024

Highway Boondoggles 2023: Is the BQE the Queen of All Boondoggles?

New York City is set to squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix a polluting and outdated highway.

November 29, 2023

Wait, So Why is the NYC Mayor Comparing City Workers to Rats?

In a bizarre pep talk to Department of Transportation workers, Mayor Adams likened them to rats who survived a drowning experiment and learned about “hope.” Huh?

November 6, 2023

A Californian Learns the Secret of NYC’s Safety: People in Public Space

If you want safe streets, make sure they are active places, our Bay Area friend learns on a trip to New York.

November 1, 2023

Video of the Day: Revisit Urbanist Classic ‘The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces’

William "Holly" Whyte helped launch the modern movement to build people-centered cities. Check out one of his most classic films while it's still online.

June 27, 2023

The US Cities Where Drivers Hit Deady Speeds in Places People Walk

Drivers across America are hitting deadly speeds in neighborhoods with lots of walkers — and a lot of them aren't even breaking the law when they do it.

June 26, 2023