Safety benefits of bike infrastructure, sharing municipal services, and more in today’s News & Notes.
StreetFilms: San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions Tom Radulovich, the executive director of the local non-profit Livable City, describes the recent livable streets achievements in San Francisco as “tactical urbanism” — using low-cost materials like paint and bollards to reclaim street space. That willingness to experiment was a big reason that the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) …
Tax value of downtowns, end of the big boxes, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Central American Hong Kong, smart decline, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Floating park, free buses, bike whispering, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Poverty in the suburbs, pedestrian safety in Chicago, and more in today’s News & Notes.
RIPTA cuts decision delayed, new light rail in Virginia, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Ted Nesi covers Central Falls, moving from a consumption to a production economy, making use of our alleyways, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Everyone should be caring about decimating our transit system.
What should go into the space at the mall being vacated by Borders?
Elimination of parking enforcement leads to chaos in Welsh town (where’s Torchwood?), mind-bending vehicular homicide case in Georgia, the Clockwork City, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Schedule of public hearings on RIPTA service reductions and list of services proposed to be cut.
America’s revival begins in its cities [The Boston Globe] During economic downturns, we begin to fear that we are entering a permanent period of decline. But we can avoid that depressing prospect if we recognize that a revival will not come from federal spending or another building boom. Reinvention requires a new wave of innovation and entrepreneurship, which can emerge …
Investment in Transportation Changes is Tough Hill to Climb [Coalition for Transportation Choices] Charlotte does light rail right [Grist] Can infrastructure-led growth save the economy? [Salon] Mixed-Use Downtown Development Puts Standard Malls’ Tax Yield to Shame [Citiwire] A Fast-Paced City Tries to Be a Gentler Place to Grow Old [New York Times]