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“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.
, Special to Route Fifty
January 17, 2018
A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Bollards and barriers can help protect pedestrians and crowds from malicious and unintended acts by motorists but can also limit walkability and pose their own hazards and nuisances.
“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
December 12, 2017
Predictability is proving a priority for bicycle riders among the 98 cities adopting Zagster’s new Pace offering.
Climate change is putting increased pressure on often-chronically underinvested and already failing systems, forcing municipal agencies to experiment with new funding mechanisms.
“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…”
As attacks become less sophisticated, they are also becoming harder to prevent.
November 1, 2017
Fostering social cohesion post-emergency is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure stronger.
A band of architects and city planners insist that trash shouldn’t be a permanent feature of urban topography.
October 20, 2017
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. Here’s how they can also bear greater responsibility.
September 23, 2017
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Carmel, Indiana, Mayor Jim Brainard, who has built a lot of traffic roundabouts, has reservations about the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal.
The costs of living in a car-centric culture can be particularly hard on undocumented immigrants.
May 24, 2017
North San José—and the rest of Silicon Valley—is full of office parks sitting in seas of parking lots, creating a tough environment to improve planning approaches.
Join us for a conversation with the mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids and San José, whose cities are part of the Daniel Rose Center for Leadership’s 2017 fellowship program.
As a revitalization success story continues to be written, local leaders want to take a more inclusive approach to new development.
, Special to Route Fifty
April 30, 2017
In developing a key parcel in a historically underserved community, Mayor Muriel Bowser is working with experts from the Rose Center to ensure development supports current residents.
How a planned community hub and garden is envisioned to help strengthen one of the nation’s most diverse neighborhoods.
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