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- July 30, 2014Federal Highway Administration Endorses Urban Street Design GuideThe Urban Street Design Guide produced by the National Association of City Transportation Officials won endorsement recently from the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (DOT-FHWA) The guide outlines a vision for a flexible approach to bicycle and pedestrian facility design to support safe walking and biking, and transit efficiency. In a press release announcing DOT's action, NACTO said that federal support for the guide means that "practitioners have both the permission and the flexibility to design streets that support safe walking and biking, as well as efficient transit." Read more >
- July 28, 2014America Walks' Toks Omishakin's Community Planning Work FeaturedSmart Growth America recently featured the community planning work of Toks Omishakin, America Walks Board Member and Deputy Commissioner of Environment and Planning for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. In an article posted to the Smart Growth America website, the organization featured Omishakin's transformation of the state DOT's interactions with local jurisdictions and the results of those efforts. Where many state DOTs choose transportation projects without adequate local coordination, Smart Growth America said, Omishakin has helped "reinvent" how TDOT "interacts with local communities to create better outcomes for projects across the state while saving taxpayer money."Read more >
- July 24, 2014America Walks Works to Protect TAP Funds in Highway Trust Fund BillCongress is heading towards enactment of a short-term extension of the legislation required to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, but pedestrian and cycling advocates have been working hard to fight off efforts to repeal Transportation Alternatives Program funds. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, H.R. 502 , passed by the Senate and awaiting action in the House, will temporarily shore up the Highway Trust Fund only until May 2015. Read more >
- July 14, 2014America Walks' Scott Bricker Joins Placemaking Leadership CouncilAmerica Walks Executive Director Scott Bricker has been selected to join the Placemaking Leadership Council, an organization of 600 influencers dedicated to creating sustainable public spaces to strengthen communities. The Council's purpose is to work for collective impact, with the Project for Public Spaces serving as its backbone organization and convener.Read more >
- June 26, 2014Walkable Cities are Good for the Economy, LOCUS/GW Report ShowsWalkable cities attract a more highly-educated population and generate one-third higher Gross Domestic Product per capita, according to a recent report by LOCUS : Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors and The George Washington University Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis. Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros ranked the top 30 US metropolitan areas based on their amounts of commercial development in what they refer to as Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) Read more >