(Cross-posted from Smart Growth America.) A recent poll by Smart Growth America has found that in the midst of a struggling U.S. economy, support for smart growth strategies remains high among Americans across the country and on both sides of the political aisle. The poll focused specifically on support for sustainable communities: urban, suburban or … Continued
USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood blogged recently about the significant job creation that results from bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects when compared to typical roadwork.
ICMA has released a comprehensive 229-page planning and design guide, Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context-Sensitive Approach. The report was recently approved as a recommended practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). [T]his report focuses on applying the concepts and principles in the planning and design of urban thoroughfares—facilities commonly designated by the conventional … Continued