Tag Archives: walkability

Pop-Up Project Focuses on North Marina Street Improvements in Clearwater

The North Marina area in Clearwater, Florida has long boasted its own distinct identity. Last summer, the city’s Planning and Development Department launched a new pop-up event series in North Marina as a way for city staff to study how to improve the overall experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers in the area. Read more... Read more

Kansas City Unveils a Streets Plan That Puts Walking First

The $800 million infrastructure bond going before Kansas City voters in April could prove enormously beneficial for walkability in this sprawling Midwestern city. The city has unveiled its plans for the money and, rather than widening roads, it puts investments in sidewalks, bike lanes, and accessibility improvements for people with disabilities. Read more... Read more

Let’s Take a Walk – Healthy Habits Spur Economic Well-Being

Throughout 2016, Port Huron saw an increase in downtown development. More residential lofts, storefronts, a boutique movie theater, and expanding restaurants peppered the city’s main corridor with more slated development in the coming year. While Port Huron’s walkability rating is on the higher end, however, there is still room for improvement. Read more... Read more

The Walking Cure: How Oklahoma City Lost 1 Million Pounds

Oklahoma City’s residents collectively lost 1 million pounds, a result the mayor credits in large part to providing more opportunities for getting around without cars. Funded by a sales tax and a multimillion-dollar bond issue, sidewalks, bike and walking paths, and a world-class rowing center popped up in the downtown area due to the mayor’s initiative. Read more... Read more

Can Spending Money on Trails and Density Grow Tech Jobs in St. Louis County?

The amenities and density that often help attract a highly educated workforce are somewhat lacking in a suburb developed when planners thought of little more than accommodating cars. Now, area leaders are planning trails and connections to food and entertainment, attributes many believe are necessary to continue attracting the top-notch scientific talent that drives biotech investment. Read more... Read more
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