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The Key Human Factors That Can Lead Any City to Transform Its Streets

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How did Portland get to be a national model for sustainable transportation and walkable development? Yes, Mayor Neil Goldschmidt stopped the Mount Hood Freeway from being built in 1974 and began negotiations that eventually led to the implementation of the urban growth boundary. But Goldschmidt didn’t do it alone. Grassroots activists from a group called […]

Gehl-O-Rama: City Agencies Take Lessons From Copenhagen

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After evaluating downtown streets, city staff reported their findings on public life. Photo: Shin-pei Tsay. Before hitting the "World Class Streets" launch Thursday night, Jan Gehl addressed about 70 staffers from DOT, City Planning, and NYCEDC, part of a day-long exercise that introduced participants to the Danish planner’s site evaluation methods. Commissioners Amanda Burden and […]

Indianapolis Paves the Way for Bikes and Pedestrians

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Construction is underway on what may be the nation’s most advanced urban greenway system. Indianapolis, Indiana is making what could be the boldest step of any North American city towards supporting bicyclists and pedestrians. Known as an extremely auto-oriented city, most closely associated with the Indianapolis 500, this is one of the last cities we […]