Department of Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall’s last day on the job is this coming Friday, April 13.
Every year, Montreal transforms more of its streets into public spaces where people can rub shoulders with their neighbors without worrying about car traffic. Block by block, experiment by experiment, the city's pedestrian streets are growing.
Transportation Alternatives is organizing a rally for the 14th Street PeopleWay at Union Square on Thursday evening. The PeopleWay concept calls for dedicating 14th Street exclusively to transit, walking, and biking.
The city's proposed $800 million infrastructure bond would pump money into sidewalks and street safety upgrades.
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When it was built at the turn of the 20th Century, the Grand Concourse was envisioned as the Bronx’s Champs Elysées. But generations of car-oriented development have reduced the Concourse to a speedway for motor vehicle traffic, despite low rates of car ownership in the neighborhoods that surround it.
The most dangerous metro area in America for walking is Fort Myers, Florida. The area has a committed group of reformers who've been making some strides, but a recent report shows more must be done.