Roads Gone Wild Traffic engineer Hans Monderman takes out street signs, crosswalks, and even sidewalks – to make streets safer.
ContextSensitiveSolutions.org PPS developed this online CSS resource center for the Federal Highway Administration. It contains case studies, academic papers & reports, and information on how each state in the country is implementing CSS.
Complete Streets Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.
Traffic: Why It's Getting Worse, What Government Can Do Although traffic congestion is inevitable, there are ways to slow the rate at which it intensifies. Several tactics could do that effectively, but nothing can eliminate peak-hour traffic congestion from large metropolitan regions here and around the world.
Rail Transit in America: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Benefits This study finds that cities with large, well established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and annual mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates, lower consumer expenditures on transportation, and higher transit service cost recovery than otherwise comparable cities with less or no rail transit service.
Surface Transportation Policy Project A diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.
Smart Growth America A new national organization formed to link transportation networks and the communities they serve.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute An independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. Their website provides a variety of resources to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.
Walkable Communities Organized for the express purposes of helping whole communities, whether they are large cities or small towns, or parts of communities, i.e. neighborhoods, business districts, parks, school districts, subdivisions, specific roadway corridors, etc., become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.
Active Living by Design Innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
Scenic America A national non-profit dedicated solely to protecting our nation’s natural beauty and distinctive community character.
Urban Land Institute A nonprofit organization that facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.
Congress for the New Urbanism A non-profit organization that works with architects, developers, planners, and others involved in the creation of cities and towns, teaching them how to implement the principles of the New Urbanism. These principles include coherent regional planning, walkable neighborhoods, and attractive, accommodating civic spaces.
Center for Transportation Excellence A clearinghouse for information in support of quality transportation choices. CFTE is committed to two main objectives: (1) responding to transit’s critics and (2) equipping local leaders with the information they need to be successful with their public transportation initiatives and ballot measures.
Sierra Club The Sierra Club’s Challenge to Sprawl Campaign works to fight poorly planned runaway development and promotes smart growth communities that increase transportation choices, reduce air and water pollution, and protect our natural places.
America Walks A national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.