Happy Friday! Wherever your feet take you this Labor Day weekend, we suggest you take some time to peruse the latest pedestrian news.The Atlantic Cities: Americans are driving less, and the economy is not (entirely) to blame. A recent report found no relationship between reductions in driving at the state level and the health of each … Continue reading Friday Links – 8/30/13
According to a survey of CEO's and other business leaders in Washington, D.C., 99% want to ease traffic flow between the city and suburbs. However, 89% said that they would like to see walkable communities where amenities are located near residential districts. Struggle to balance these interests in the city's transportation plan. As the Greater … Continue reading Must cities choose between walking and driving?
This article from The Atlantic Cities explains how car-oriented design and policies have made suburban areas inhospitable for pedestrians. For example, as one contributor to the Greater Greater Washington blog found out, it can take as much as 8 1/2 minutes to legally cross a suburban street! How can we shift policy and design to … Continue reading Article: America is a Walking Disaster