New efforts by federal and state authorities to encourage the construction of housing in walkable and transit-rich communities suggests that many cities' best chance at progressive zoning reform will come from the top down, rather than the grass roots.
On this episode, host Kea Wilson sits down with Olatunji Oboi Reed of Equiticity to talk about "community mobility rituals," or regular, free, hyper-local events that dismantle barriers to sustainable transportation and build the social infrastructure that neighborhoods need.
As in many North American cities, community leaders had vowed to address the climate crisis through policy action — but that didn't mean everyone recognized how forcing developers to build car storage was setting back that goal, or the city's other priorities.
Our auto-centric transportation system already poses a barrier to abortion care — and the likely rollback of the constitutionally protected procedure could make that hurdle virtually insurmountable for countless U.S. residents, advocates say.
Standard walkability metrics aren't factoring in all the reasons why residents can't or won't travel by foot, a new analysis suggests— and cities need to think beyond the sidewalk, particularly in neighborhoods of color that face the steepest barriers.
America's midcentury freeway revolts never really stopped — and now, the advocates behind them are joining forces to create what may be the largest organized national effort to prioritize communities over highways yet.
Turns out, paint can be protection, at least when it's done right. Installing asphalt art on roads and intersection can cut crashes between motorists and other road users by a staggering 50 percent, a new study finds.
A new federal action plan to advance "equity" in the transportation realm includes concrete commitments to reform a transportation network that too often disenfranchises marginalized people — but it doesn't go far enough, some say.