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What will it take to spark Copenhagen-style public demand for bike-friendly streets in U.S. cities?

Aug 29, 2019 Blog Post
The Environmental Benefits of a Compact and Connected Boulder

Boulder, Colorado is an environmentally conscious city with a problem: The city's lack of housing has contributed to most of its workforce living in surrounding,...

Aug 8, 2019 Report

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs argues that there are two kinds of people in the world: “foot people” and...

Jul 15, 2019 Blog Post

Cities across the U.S. are grappling with accommodating the housing needs of their growing and changing populations, a process complicated by the increasing scarcity of...

Apr 12, 2019 Blog Post

My week on BlueBike, Boston's bikeshare system, felt like a glimpse into the future of urban transportation. Now, how can Boston realize a modern transit...

Apr 11, 2019 Blog Post

According to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian deaths in the U.S. increased by 35 percent between 2008 and 2017....

Mar 4, 2019 Blog Post

By setting goals, shifting priorities, thinking creatively and taking bold action, the Midwest has the opportunity reimagine "Motor City" – to dramatically reduce transportation emissions...

Oct 3, 2018 Blog Post

In Denver, our reliance on personal vehicles harms the environment and public health. So why is it so tough to give up my car? And...

Sep 13, 2018 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

America’s infrastructure is in rough shape. Many of our roads, bridges and transit systems are aging and in need of repair. Yet, year after year,...

Jun 26, 2018 Report

With more electric cars on the road, and many more coming soon, cities will face the challenge of where electric vehicles will charge, particularly in...

Mar 30, 2018 Blog Post

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