An introduction to “traffic calming” — with examples of several techniques for reducing traffic speed and improving the pedestrian environment.
Pedestrians & Bicylists
“Getting Started” is the theme in the first of three columns by Richard Untermann on how our streets can work better not just for cars, but for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit.
Reclaiming streets for people in crime prone areas. That’s the aim of “safewalks”: a practical, but exciting, concept described by one of the nation’s leading greenway advocates.
Anne Lusk covers basic steps in planning a greenway for your community.
What it takes to make communities more accommodating to bicyclists, and how planning can help foster a “bicycle friendly” environment.
Why the growing “unfitness” of Americans is something planning board members should be concerned about.
How we can make our streets more “pedestrian friendly” by developing a network of sidewalks and crosswalks and by learning to control the automobile.