Fast Track to Skyrocketing Real Estate Prices: The New Public-Transit Effect

New York City homeowner Tina Larsson watched for nearly a decade as a new subway station was built right across the street from her brick midcentury co-op on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The excavation blasts shook her walls and sent dust spewing into the air; the noise and disruption choked off business to once-busy restaurants and shops. Now, Larsson, 51, and many of her longtime neighbors, are finally ready to reap the real estate rewards. Read more... Read more

Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation

The Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Read report... Read more

PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Letters of interest due July 21; applications due October 13. Learn more and apply... Read more

It’s Time to Change How We Measure Affordable Housing

If you live in a dense, walkable urban neighborhood, you might manage to live quite comfortably not owning a car. If you live in a low density subdivision, you might need to own multiple cars just to manage the daily chores. The value of accessibility gets priced into the walkable, well-located housing; and conversely, rental and for sale housing that’s located at a distance from everything is priced at a discount to the market. A cheap home isn’t affordable if... Read more

Detroit Works Bike-Share Into a Car-Centric City

​One month after launching, Detroit’s new bike-share system is exceeding expectations and has residents and policymakers excited about its future. MoGo isn’t going to be the silver bullet that fixes all of the city’s transportation access problems — what bike-share is? — but the groundwork has been laid for it to be an important piece of the mobility puzzle in this sprawling, 139-square-mile city. Read more... Read more

St. Pete Envisions a Future Free of Traffic Snags

Imagine a city in which bicycles travel from place to place with the same ease as cars and other motorized traffic. That’s the idea behind St. Petersburg’s Complete Streets program. It’s the local edition of a national push by Smart Growth America to make sure everyone – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities – can safely get where they want to go. Read more... Read more
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