Transportation

The program helps communities repair the urban fabric in neighborhoods bifurcated by infrastructure impediments.
"Repurposing existing infrastructure like #RailPark and now Vine St will help knit our neighborhoods back together again."
The program helps communities repair the urban fabric in neighborhoods bifurcated by infrastructure impediments.
This week, USDOT and CNU continues the #EveryPlaceCounts Design Challenge in Nashville, TN as part of the Secretary's Ladders of Opportunity initiative. Led by national transportation and urban design experts, dozens of local officials, residents,...
The "community listening chart" from Nashville, Tennessee, outlines the discussion that is taking place around the I-40 corridor through the city. The discussion is part of US Department of Transportation's Every Place Counts workshop this week—one...
"In Nashville, design experts and community residents are working together on highway solutions."
"Using green infrastructure to reconnect the East Central Neighborhood! #EveryPlaceCounts #Spokane #DOTconnects"
"Highways: great for connecting cities...when they go through them it is damaging."
This federally-funded initiative will reconnect neighborhoods bisected by urban highways and aging transportation infrastructure.
Sadik-Khan's approach is both radical and practical. Instead of relying on traffic "models" that are rarely tested against reality, she made changes with temporary materials that could be reversed if the benefits failed to materialize.
This is good news for Strong Towns advocates concerned about the fiscal sustainability of our cities too, because simple design means less money that must be spent to build and maintain our public realm.
Americans are returning to walkable neighborhoods. Property values are appreciating much faster in these types of places than they are in car-dependent areas, suggesting people are becoming increasingly willing to pay a premium to live, work, and...