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A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

Five image pairs — and simple rules — courtesy of New York City.

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A Brief History of How 'Complete Streets' Became Hip

A peek at the evolution of the movement, courtesy of the founder.

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Are Guerrilla Bike Lanes a Good Idea?

One of New York City's busiest streets doesn't have a full bike lane. The other night, some cycling advocates took matters into their own hands.

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Making 'Complete Streets' More Complete

The concept has made neighborhoods safer and more social. Can't it make cities a little greener too?

Kaid Benfield

Streets Can Be Public Spaces Too

A street shouldn't just be about transportation, but also about civic definition and social and commercial interaction.

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That's Right, Los Angeles Is Giving Up Car Lanes for Pedestrians

Six lanes of traffic will be reduced to three in the city's plan to improve the walkability of Broadway.

Mark Byrnes

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

This Is What a 'Complete Streets' Campaign Should Look Like

In Miami Beach, grassroots activists have put together a powerful campaign for roads that suit bikers and walkers, along with cars.

Sarah Goodyear

Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth

New York advocates for safer streets form a PAC to influence city elections.

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New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First

The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.

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Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

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Long Island Kids Beg for a School Bus to Take Them Across a Dangerous Road

New York's “complete streets” law is a step in the right direction, but roads around the state continue to threaten the lives of children who live and go to school near them.

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Urbanizing the Suburban Street

A community tries some relatively pain-free fixes to make its streets greener and more walkable

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In Little Rock, a Crosswalk That Forbids Crossing

By restricting pedestrian movement, the city rewards bad drivers