13 Nov 2018

Why Walkable Cities Are Good For The Economy, According To A City Planner

People spend more money when cities are less vehicle-oriented. You’ve probably seen the term “walkability”

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18 Oct 2018

Does Racial Bias Show Up In The Crosswalk?

African Americans may have to wait in a crosswalk about 32 percent longer than white

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07 Sep 2018

How Traffic Signals Favour Cars And Discourage Walking

Traffic signals give priority to motor vehicles over pedestrians. This inequality undermines many of the

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21 Aug 2018

Mitigating Road Risks In Growing Cities

As cities grow, the pressure on roads and its many users grows with it. According

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02 Aug 2018

Green Space, Benches, Sidewalks Needed To Create Age-Friendly Cities

For seniors, the benefits of walking are huge. Research shows that regular walking improves balance

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29 Jun 2018

“Jay Walking” & The Fight For The Streets

Debates over the priorities of cars, public transit and “jay walking” are nothing new. There

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28 Jun 2018

The Way Forward For Intersection Design?

A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road

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13 Sep 2017

16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection—And Better Cities

IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you

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21 Jul 2017

The Immense Impact of Street Design In Our Behavior

As dozens of cities try to emulate Sweden’s success, they’re learning what works and what

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03 Oct 2016

Technology For Car Convenience At The Cost Of Pedestrian Casualties

One pedestrian is killed every two days on Australia’s roads, the majority in metropolitan areas.

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05 Jul 2016

Promote Walking For Health? How About For Whimsical Fun?

In Covington, Kentucky, local businesses and design teams collaborated on quirky installations that take up

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18 May 2016

In The City That Never Sleeps, You May Soon Also Walk On Water

This bridge would restore a link between Brooklyn and Governors Island. New York hasn’t built

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14 Mar 2016

The Intricate & Intimate Relationship Between Pedestrians & Wi-Fi

Wireless access points can track the daily walking routes of crowds, allowing urban planners to

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15 Feb 2016

Changing The Signs For Changing Times

It still prefers triangles even though the world uses octagons. Japan is considering a revamp

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16 Sep 2015

Before-And-After Photo Of The World’s Best Street Designs

As a remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly

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20 Aug 2015

How Driverless Cars And Big Data Intersect in Simulated City

The fun thing about driverless cars is the cars, of course: how they recognise and

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27 Jul 2015

The Most Walkable Cities In Texas

When it comes to walkable cities, Texas tends to get a failing grade. It’s well-deserved:

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22 Jun 2015

Discovering The Simple Basics Of Pedestrian Behaviour

Our sidewalk interactions are “fundamentally anticipatory in nature,” according to scientists. Big city sidewalks can

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11 Jun 2015

‘Bikes vs. Cars’ Wages The Wrong War

  Toronto politician Rob Ford is always good for a laugh, if only in recognition

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09 Jun 2015

The Remarkable Power Of Sidewalks

What’s one of the simplest things a community can do to encourage walking? Build better

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30 Apr 2015

10 Most Walkable Cities In America

Cities that make life easier for pedestrians are, to many, better places to live. Studies

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23 Apr 2015

Expanding Walkability In African Cities

Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt

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21 Apr 2015

Jeff Speck : The Walkable City

 How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how

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16 Apr 2015

Woonerf : Shared Streets Are Living Streets

The woonerf, or “shared street,” has made its way into U.S. cities. If you aren’t

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30 Mar 2015

How Stockholm Became The Ultimate Walkable City

The quality of life in many neighbourhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by

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25 Mar 2015

Streets Are For People, Not Cars

What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of the list is urban spaces – including streets

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19 Mar 2015

The Laws That Shape Washington, D.C.’s Sidewalks

Ever wonder why some cities have great sidewalks, while others don’t? In this short film

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30 Jan 2015

A Guide To Safer Streets and Simple Rules – Courtesy of New York City

In the past decade or so, New York has seen a considerable decline in traffic

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29 Jan 2015

10 Techniques For Making Cities More Walkable

In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys

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