The Open Planning Project (the producers of Streetsblog and Livable Streets Groups) is looking to enlist the help of neighborhood activists, community organizers, and grassroots leaders to help us build the next generation of online organizing tools. Are you trying to organize for change in your neighborhood, town, or city? Are you trying to take […]
Last week we put out a call to readers and members of the Streetsblog Network for photos of bike traffic. We got a ton of great responses, and in the slide show below, you’ll see what our readers are seeing around the country: bikes in action, and in growing numbers. Many thanks to Bike Portland, […]
Former Vancouver chief planner Brent Toderian joins the podcast this week to discuss the best way to do density, what types of cities should take on the Olympics, and what happens to planners after they have kids. Brent also talks about the downsides of both NIMBYism and YIMBYism, and whether you should believe what you read in all those city rankings.
Tomorrow morning, NYCDOT and a group of software developers, including some of my colleagues at OpenPlans, will sit down and discuss how to make information about New York City streets open to the public. The goal is to give developers access to data which they can turn into useful applications, much like how the MTA […]
Hilda Cohen, Ali Loxton and 1,600 petition-signers are asking for a painted bike lane and a road diet on Brooklyn’s Lafayette Avenue: They’re hoping to calm traffic and improve the area’s bike network by turning one traffic lane into a bike lane, and they helped persuade Brooklyn Community Board 2 to ask NYC DOT to […]
What a week! Transit ridership skyrocketed (ahem, by 1.1 percent) to levels not seen since 1956 (depending how you look at it). Radio Shack is shutting down 20 percent of its stores. Is brick-and-mortar retail collapsing — and is it just as well, if getting delivery from Amazon is more efficient than driving to the […]