What Pensacola is Doing to Make Downtown More Pedestrian Friendly

Pensacola is one of thousands of cities across the U.S. that created ordinances after World War II requiring developers to build parking spaces based on the square footage of their buildings. Now, officials in Pensacola, Florida are working to move downtown into the 21st century, forcing spacious parking lots to take a backseat to a pedestrian friendly environment. Read more... Read more

Lehigh Students Bring Pop-Up Parklets to Bethlehem

Parklets in major cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco can run $40,000 a pop, a price tag that’s hard to swallow for business owners in smaller cities like Bethlehem. When a student in her urban planning workshop pitched the idea of parklets for South Bethlehem, they started wondering how to make the structures more affordable. Read more... Read more

45 Boston Communities Asked for “Slow Streets”

In March, the city of Boston announced that, after making data-driven improvements, the city’s new Slow Streets program would ask residential neighborhoods to nominate themselves for traffic-calming features. The approach, part of the city’s overall Vision Zero effort, differs from other cities, which tend to prioritize residential streets based on crash rates. Read more... Read more

Downtown Missoula’s Parking Puzzle

Free parking at homes, malls, grocery stores, parking garages are causing Americans to become far too dependent on cars, while also wasting space and increasing emissions outputs. Missoula, Montana’s Parking Commission Director Rod Austin, is focused on limiting parking and depending on public transportation. Read more... Read more
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