The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design

Article: Where Do I Park My Autonomous Car? The Future of Mobility at Walk/Bike/Places

This September’s Walk/Bike/Places in New Orleans will tackle the tough questions of adjusting to a more autonomous future.

Article: Deep Dive into New “Super Sessions” at Walk/Bike/Places 2018

Super Sessions at the 2018 Walk/Bike/Places conference will offer a deep dive into key conversations arround walking, biking, and placemaking.

Article: Self-Driving Cars: Futurama 2.0 or Cities for People?

We're on the brink of a revolution in mobility. The self-driving car is well on its way, and fully-autonomous vehicles are expected to be on the scene by 2019.

Article: Calling All Placemakers! Last Chance to Present at Walk/Bike/Places 2018

There's just one week left to submit your proposal for the 2018 Walk/Bike/Places Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Article: Call for Proposals Now Open for Placemaking Week in Amsterdam

PPS is now accepting proposals for Placemaking Week 2017 in Amsterdam.

Article: Walk/Bike/Places New Orleans: Exploring Equity

It’s hard to tell what taught us the most, between the speakers and the City itself, but one thing is certain: a strong focus on equity and the local culture of collaboration and creativity in New Orleans made it a truly memorable convening.

Article: Beers with Engineers: Round 2

Beers with Engineers is an informal forum in which planners, design professionals, and the interested public talk to transportation engineers about how to work together to improve our streets and strengthen our communities—all while enjoying a beer.

Article: Google’s Urban Experiment in Toronto: A Q&A with Sidewalk Labs’ Rit Aggarwala

It’s likely that Google is a part of your everyday Internet experience; but now, its sister company Sidewalk Labs is looking to become a part of your everyday experience in cities, beginning with a waterfront experiment in Toronto. Here, PPS interviews Sidewalk Labs’ Rit Aggarwala to find out more about the City's new waterfront will unfold.

Article: A Guide to Transit-Friendly Streets

How to achieve harmony among motorists, public transit users, bicycles and pedestrians.

Article: PPS issue papers about transportation and Placemaking

Pedestrians and Vehicles. Suggested techniques to gauge the amount of street space needed by pedestrians and vehicles. Transit-Friendly Streets. Ways to achieve

Article: Rightsizing Best Practices: Street Selection and Before & After Measurements

infrastructure. Street Use and Traffic Volumes. Reducing the space available for motor vehicles will be more difficult if the street is a major thoroughfare for

Article: Rightsizing Streets

bicyclists. By improving safety, especially for people walking or biking, and by increasing space devoted to people, rightsizing projects cause vehicles to slow down

Article: Traffic Calming 101

An overview of the tools and techniques used to reduce traffic congestion, slow down vehicle speeds, and make streets safer for all users.

Article: Rightsizing Strategies Glossary

vehicle movements in each lane are more predictable and through traffic doesn't need to switch lanes to get around left-turning vehicles. Left hand turns are also

Article: Raymond Avenue: Rightsizing Improved Safety and Pedestrian Experience

so that parked cars do not open their doors into oncoming vehicles or bicyclists. Outcomes. A study of the results of the Phase I redesign, which focused on the

Article: Prospect Park West: Overcoming Controversy to Improve Safety and Mobility in Brooklyn

response to community concerns about speeding vehicles and improving safe access to Prospect Park for pedestrians and bicyclists, in June 2010, the NYC Department of

Article: Balancing Street Space for Pedestrians and Vehicles

Suggested techniques to gauge the amount of street space needed by pedestrians and vehicles.

Article: Critical Issues: Streets

For Paris to survive as a livable city, sanity must be restored to traffic management along main thoroughfares and around major focal points.

Article: Broadway Boulevard: Transforming Manhattan’s Most Famous Street

removing vehicle traffic lanes, limiting turns, and closing the entire street to vehicles in places would provide much needed pedestrian infrastructure and

Article: Road Diet, Parks Planned for the Bund in Shanghai

world. Most of the traffic will be redirected underground to a new tunnel, which will let through traffic vehicles bypass East-1 Zhongshan Road. Currently, views

Article: Bold Uses on Classic Streets

The great cities of the world, both large and small, are known for their great streets- -whether grand boulevards or narrow, winding streets. They function as an urban bloodstream, pumping life through the city and connecting the most important destinations.

Article: Improving Safety for All Users: Rightsizing Nebraska Avenue in Tampa, Florida

14,600 Annual Average Daily Vehicles from 17,900 before the redesign. Volumes on parallel roads indicate that this traffic was not diverted to those roads as the

Article: Streets as Places

A fundamental shift is occurring in the way that streets are planned and designed.

Article: Planning Resources

dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for

Article: Stone Way: 1 of 34 Rightsizing Projects Making Seattle Safer and More Livable

vehicle speeds dropping from 37 mph to 36 northbound and to 34 mph southbound, with 40+ mph vehicles dropping from 4% to 1% of traffic, which reduces the

Article: Grand Street

This street is used by pedestrians more than vehicles, but you'd never know it if you saw the sidewalk space.

Article: What Can We Learn about Road Safety from the Dutch?

Thirty years ago, the Netherlands, a country about twice in size and in population as New Jersey, was despondent over the high fatality rate on its roads. Now, the Netherlands is a leader in roadway safety and innovative street design that supports all users.

Article: Barcelona: Worse Than Average Public Spaces

A few public space drawbacks in beautiful Barcelona - places that just miss the mark

Article: PPS books and reports about transportation and Placemaking

on transit vehicles, with a special "game" that transit agencies can use to survey passengers about their preferences and priorities. How Transportation and

Article: Edgewater Drive: Improving Safety and Supporting a Main Street

bicyclists’ use of the street. Photo Credit: City of Orlando. Outcomes*. Speeding is down. The percent of vehicles speeding at 36 MPH or higher dropped from 15.7

The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design