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Streets as Places

This month, Project for Public Spaces (PPS.org) posted "Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots," making the case that streets are our "most fundamental shared public spaces." When streets are used wisely, they provide the means for people to connect in ways...

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Video: People-Centric Urban Places Rising

Both millennials and boomers are catching on fast to what's great about urban life, as cities are re-designing themselves to be more people-centric and livable (and competitive!) by offering irresistible public spaces. These "shared living rooms" are being bundled with more ways to get around safely and conveniently...

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Multimodal Millennials Not So Seduced by Cars

In a recent YES! magazine article, community consultant Jay Walljasper claims that young adults are so into walking and biking and riding trains and buses. They are clear on the health, social, and economic advantages of multimodal transportation options. In fact, with millennials leading the change, Americans overall have...

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The Many Virtues of Protected Bike Lanes

It's no surprise that bike lanes that are protected from cars result in more and safer bicycling. But protected bike lanes also protect pedestrians from bicyclists, and pedestrians from cars. Consider that when bicyclists and pedestrians don't have to share a piece of narrow infrastructure, bicycle–pedestrian...