A new traffic forecasting model may soon give cities the tools they need to project how a proposed development will impact a pedestrian’s ability to get around — and rethink their decision if the stuff they want to build discourages people from walking.
Will the Climate Transportation Initiative sufficiently benefit the low-income communities and people of color who have been disproportionately affected by pollution? Environmentalists are concerned it doesn't go far enough.
It's not enough to give people more space on the sidewalks for social distancing, advocates argue. We also need to give residents places to walk *to* — and specifically, places that help them meet their essential needs.