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Cars Don't Shop

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a lively conversation, the two transportation leaders spent the night riffing on how the streets and public spaces revolution happened in New York and elsewhere and what might be in store for Los Angeles on Reynolds' watch.

CicLAvia Means Business

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley was another testament to Los Angeles at its best. Once again, LA's longest block party has won over communities where the closing of major streets would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

Not Your Parents' LADOT

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While I wish WUF events were held at more transit-friendly locations west of the 405, attendees are always assured a great presentation on a timely topic. Today's event with LADOT's General Manager Seleta Reynolds was no exception.

The ABCs of Making Streets Safe for Pedestrians

Jay Walljasper | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

More than 4,500 pedestrians (see my earlier blog post) are killed by motor vehicles every year on the streets of America. This is not an inevitab...

Smart Growth Helps Combat Climate Change

Doris Matsui | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Doris Matsui

When given an option to walk or bike in a safe and secure manner, people will take advantage of it. And when people choose these options and get out of their cars, the climate benefits are immense.

Transportation Equity on Chicago's Streets

Renee Patten | Posted 03.19.2014 | Chicago
Renee Patten

The questions I am seeking answers to here: How can a neighborhood build a streetscape to prevent the "I didn't see you," excuse from occurring?

Designing Roadways For The Benefit Of All

Model D | K.G. WASSUS | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. "Struck by vehicle" should have no place in an obituary, but from 2001-2009, it found its way into 1,4...

Complete Streets Coalition Friendly To Bikers, Pedestrians

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Detroit

It seems like a simple idea: Roadways should be safe for all users, whether they drive, ride public transit, bike or walk. But Detroit is the 12th-mos...

Lessons From Brooklyn for the LADOT

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

New York under Bloomberg and his DOT is remaking itself into a city known for its parks, open space and complete streets philosophy that recognizes the role the roads play for drivers, buses, pedestrians and bikers.

Health Care is Only Part of the Equation

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

Have we lost sight of the overall goal of health care reform -- improving people's health -- by focusing too narrowly on coverage? That's a question I found myself asking last week.

Naked Bikers and the True Cost of Traffic

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Traffic accidents are the world's 9th leading cause of death, behind lung cancer and ahead of diabetes, and are the leading cause of death for those between five and 44 years old.

Tracy Morgan, Glenn Beck, and Marauding Motorcycle Gangs

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Last night's episode of 30 Rock featured Tracy Morgan's character obliviously fanning the flames of a financial meltdown in Asia as a guest on Larry K...