Proposed complete street redesign for Western Avenue in Beaverton, OR. Source: BikePortland

Headlines: Street Sense

How people really use streets, the perfect placement of bus stops, and bikeways for a suburb of Portland

America’s bus stops are too close together
StreetsBlog USA, October 30, 2017
“Bus balancing” is the practice of spacing stops farther apart to eliminate boarding delays.

How Strava, an app for athletes, because an app for cities
Co.Design, November 2017
While Strava’s core users tend to be athletes, it actively courts commuters as well: About half of the activities recorded through its app are commutes, rather than workouts.

How to pedestrianize a major street
CityLab, November 8, 2017
If it works in London, the plan could become a template for any city that wants to turn a busy thoroughfare into car-free zone.

Local News

Suburban Beaverton builds separated bikeways
Bike Portland, October 17, 2017
A proposed reconstruction of a major road in this suburb of Portland will reduce driving lanes and increase bicycle safety.

East Akron senior development boosts walkability
Cleveland.com, November 6, 2017
Three-story, 40-unit development features affordable units, plus health and retail facilities on the ground floor.

There’s community vision in these business corridor plans
NextCity, November 6, 2017
The Mix Tape project and others in Detroit seek to create business development opportunities that don’t displace residents.

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