While they’re making pretty pictures of our city streets, why not hook up some environmental sensors to the Google Street View Cars? These maps will show you where very bad gas leaks are.
Top 5 bike and walk-to-work cities. Did your city make the cut?
Props to San Fran for making both lists.
Walkable City by Jeff Speck (via zestoftheday)
If pedestrian was a car
A simple yet brilliant action
Danish Architect/Planner Jan Gehl and Janette Sadik-Khan of the NY DOT recently prepared a report for New York City called “World Class Streets” (PDF here). It suggests that “a vastly disproportionate amount of space is allocated to parking cars than to public seating spaces.”
You can walk, or you can take public transport. But for millions of people in Bangkok, the car is the only option.
Per capita VMT drops for ninth straight year; DOTs taking notice | SSTI.us, 2/24/2014 (via atlurbanist)
Time to make a change and save some lives.
A PIRG report released this week details strategies to reduce auto use on college campuses across the United States, finding that parking consumes valuable campus real estate—real estate that could be put to far more productive uses.
Peter Norton, Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City, 2008 (via atlantic)