People walking on the Highline, New York City. By JoeVare on Flickr

Headlines: Voting with our feet

Parking falls out of favor, small-scale development meets with challenges, and more steps are taken toward walkability

How much can cities do about walkability?
Governing, July 2017
A lot of the conditions for walkability are beyond cities’ control, but they can still do a lot to foster it

Just see how much of a city’s land is used for parking spaces
Fast Company, July 20, 2017
A new visualization tool reduces all parking space in a city to a single visual footprint.

Americans waste $73 billion per year looking for a parking spot, new INRIX study finds
​GeekWire, July 12, 2017
The parking problem hits urban centers much harder than suburban or rural areas. 

Five highline parks created from abandoned transport routes
The Guardian, July 26, 2017
A photoessay of places where cars and trains have given way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and community projects.

 

Local News

As millennials reject car ownership, developers reduce parking in projects
San Francisco Business Times, July 27, 2017
There’s a financial incentive for developers to build less parking. 

Deep Ellum, Texas Doughnuts, and the Challenge of Urban Renewal
D Magazine, July 26, 2017
On the distance between our dreams of urban resurgence and the kind of development possible in 2017.

Why not tax the bicyclists?
Denver Post, July 20, 2017
A proposed statewide bicycle tax would help pay for biking infrastructure.

Ossining, NY residents share downtown redevelopment ideas
Westfair Online, July 27, 2017
“Our charge was to imagine, without limits, what could be possible for our community.” 

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