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The Guardian

Gordon Darroch

12 July 2017

Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands

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In the Netherlands, city councils are piloting remarkable new technology to make roads safer and friendlier for cyclists and pedestrians through the use of apps that improve the efficiency and sensitivity of traffic l...

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Josh Cohen

10 July 2017

Macon, Georgia, United States

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A bike share system as well as a pop-up experiment that added eight miles of temporary bike lanes in Macon, Georgia more than doubled the number of people riding bikes on the streets every day. It also showed county o...

Urban Milwaukee

Bruce Murphy

11 June 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A report by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in Milwaukee has identified how increased access to bike paths could be a catalyst for development and economic growth in low-income, minority neighborhoods where people are...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

8 June 2017

Prattville, Alabama, United States

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Prattville, Alabama's city-run Historic Redevelopment Authority has emulated the downtown revitalization project successfully implemented by Columbus, Georgia in an effort to reverse the community's issues of vacant i...

Streetsblog New York City

David Meyer

31 May 2017

New York, United States

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In Bedford Stuyvesant, a low-income neighborhood, a multi-stakeholders partnership increased access to a bike share program. They accomplished this by listening to people’s needs and community organizing.

Vox

David Roberts

22 April 2017

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is combating its rampant CO2 emissions from cars, by creating super-blocks. Super-blocks are an area within the city dedicated to pedestrians where cars can only travel at a very low speed. This model has de...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 April 2017

Oslo, Norway

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In the heart of one of Europe’s fastest growing capitals, cars are rapidly disappearing. To reduce pollution and build a people-first city center, Oslo has promised to ban all cars in downtown by 2019. The multi-prong...

The Globe and Mail

Oliver Moore

31 March 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto wants to improve its transit system, perhaps there are solutions that can be applied from other cities. Changing the way parking is priced, improving bus shelters, implementing more highway tolls, and having a...

The New York Times

Didi Kirsten Tatlow

19 March 2017

Beijing, China

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As Beijing grapples with pollution caused in large part by the increase in cars on the roads, a tech-based solution has appeared in the form of forward-thinking bicycles. The Chinese bike-sharing system, spearheaded b...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

16 February 2017

Essen, Germany

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Essen has a very industrial past but due to private and public efforts it has become Europe's 2017 "green capital". The city has converted industrial buildings into places for art, wastewater is being diverted from th...

Livemint

Priyanka Borpujari

20 January 2017

Mumbai, India

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There is a misconception that making cities safer for women requires more security cameras. Now, the method of improving public transport systems and lighting up public streets is being implemented and its allowing w...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

30 September 2016

Bucharest, Romania

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The Văcărești reservoir had been left as an unfinished project until the city decided to turn it into a park. Engaging the residents and making the idea of a park exciting to the residents are key to making it success...

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Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

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Jim Saksa

24 June 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, many cities face challenges in implementing Complete Street policies to improve street and transportation safety in urban cores. The cities and organizations that have done this successfully offer ide...

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

18 May 2016

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to address liver disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues, Brownsville has launched a comprehensive, cohesive approach to promoting health, being named a model for other communities across the ...

Politico

Mark Peterson

22 October 2015

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Cars heavily influence building planning in the U.S. due to a historical preference for suburbs, but a town in Illinois improved its economy by thinking like a city. They created transit-oriented development which pri...

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Christina Sturdivant

11 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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As cities are flooded with new residents, parking becomes a bigger issue. Some cities, such as Denver and Cleveland, are opting against a parking lot that takes up a lot of place, and are investing in more creative id...

Yes! Magazine

Araz Hachadourian

26 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Alleys in Seattle were once places of illicit, illegal, and unsanitary activity. The International Sustainability Institute in Seattle began organizing music and art events to bring in people, which, in turn, cleaned-...

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Irina Zhorov

28 May 2015

Bogota, Colombia

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Bogotá is largely credited with originating the concept of “open streets” —where city roads are closed to car traffic and given over to people for fun and fitness—but it has grown beyond that city, surfacing in Pennsy...

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Mike Lydon

20 April 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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A Dallas urban neighborhood was dilapidated with abandoned storefronts and offered no vitality for pedestrians. A group of artists and community members created Build a Better Block, in which local artisans and small...

Politico

Debra Bruno

13 January 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Cities tend to be dangerous and difficult places to live for older residents. A private public partnership in New York is catering to seniors through small changes in the city such as para-transit options and seniors-...

The National

Jennifer Hattam

4 January 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is often congested with traffic, especially as the population grows and more people buy cars but the lack of bicycle infrastructure has prevented biking from being an alternative transportation. This is chang...

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Gregory Scruggs

30 July 2014

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Support and popularity for bicycle use and culture has grown in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Following a deadly incident killing two cyclists at a bicycle event, the city has seen a demonstrative outpouring of support. City ...

Grist

Ben Adler

23 July 2014

Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Rural areas are known for requiring tourists to rent a car in order to move around, which can be a significant added expense. But Aspen has developed a bus system that can bring residents or tourists from Aspen to sub...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 June 2014

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas suffered from recession-closed businesses and crime. Then community members used placemaking, in which people shaped their own environment to improve the quality of life, and the c...

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