So why do transportation leaders spend so much time drafting "pedestrian master plans" and "bike master plans" without accompanying "car master plans" aimed at building a world where fewer people get behind the wheel?
A handful of cities across America are building out bike lane networks faster than ever before — and the secret ingredient isn't concrete and paint, but strong partnerships and even stronger public messaging, a new analysis argued.
New efforts by federal and state authorities to encourage the construction of housing in walkable and transit-rich communities suggests that many cities' best chance at progressive zoning reform will come from the top down, rather than the grass roots.
A continuous cross-continental active transportation trail would pay for itself in less than five years in visitor spending alone, a new analysis argues — and it could have a big impact on the car-free transportation landscape in the communities it runs through, too.
There are only four types of drivers in U.S. communities — and transportation leaders need to adopt distinct strategies to influence their behavior on the road — and to get them out from behind the wheel altogether.
The same tool that communities have used for decades to make commutes easier on drivers can be refashioned to reduce reliance on automobiles altogether, a leading planning consultancy argues — and there's a better blueprint that cities can follow right now.