Bloomberg Working on Livable Legacy

Matthew Scheuerman in today’s New York Observer runs a meaty cover story about secret efforts underway in City Hall to build a foundation for a more livable city. This is a big story and there is a lot more that has yet to come out. Stay tuned:

The Shape of Things to Come: View City in the Year 2026

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LSN Community News: Pooling Our Knowledge

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Riverside Dr. post-daylighting. Photo by Peter Frishauf. As impassioned LSN members continue to hash out the pros and cons of the "pedestrian peek-a-boo" featured in Robin Urban Smith’s daylighting Streetfilm, an uplifting success story has come to light. Back in August, Peter Frishauf used the NYC Dangerous Intersections group to catalog a spot severely in […]

Support Your Online Voice for Livable Streets: Give to Streetsblog

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Hardly a day goes by without news of another American city getting serious about a new bike-share system, transit boulevard, or highway teardown. Cities are grappling with how to move beyond the 1950s-era cars-first mentality, and the opportunities for change are palpable. It’s also unusual to go a day without seeing some news report claiming […]

Inspired by Streetfilms, Ciclovia Comes to Roanoke, VA

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Here’s a neat livable streets success story from Virginia. A short time back a woman named Andrea Garland dropped by the TOPP office in Manhattan. A transportation engineer and native of Colombia, Andrea now lives in Roanoke, where she is active in several cyclist and pedestrian groups. One of those groups, BikeWalk Virginia, is bringing […]

The Polls Are Open in New York City

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It’s primary day, and when it comes to local elections in New York, that means the next few hours bear more significance than what happens in November. Gotham Gazette has the most comprehensive guide to all the contested primaries in the city. From a livable streets perspective, the three Manhattan races stand out. In the […]

Sound Familiar?

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With nothing much happening in the American League East this Fall, we’ve been turning our attention to Boston’s burgeoning Livable Street movement instead. Last year a fellow named Jeff Rosenblum founded an organization called the Livable Streets Alliance that is setting out to do work similar to that of New York City’s Transportation Alternatives. Jeff’s group appears […]