Case Studies

Case Studies

Portland: SmartTrips

In 2002, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) created an individualized marketing program to reduce drive-alone trips and increase walking, bicycling, transit, and carpool trips in targeted areas. Portland modeled its program after those found in Australia and Europe. After two pilot programs in 2003 and 2004, Portland added activities and extended its outreach to … Continue reading Portland: SmartTrips

San Francisco: Improving by Policy

San Francisco has made itself a more walkable community through a variety of policy approaches. The city first passed a Better Streets Policy in 2006 to create a unifed set of standards, guidelines, and implementation strategies for its pedestrian environment. While agencies coordinated to create the Better Streets Plan, however, residents were still being hurt on the streets. Between 2005 and 2008, … Continue reading San Francisco: Improving by Policy

Massachusetts: A Historical State Looks for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

Oregon: Leading the Way on Cross Discipline Programs

Iowa: Re-Imagining Transportation and Health in America’s Heartland

Oklahoma City Case Study

Oklahoma City Case Study

Arlington County Case Study

Arlington County Case Study

Columbia Case Study

Columbia Case Study

Batesville Case Study

  Batesville has continued to great work since our case study was released. Work on the final four blocks of the streetscaping project are set for completion next year. Even before construction has concluded, excitement is swirling around Main Street, drawing new interest and investment. As of November 2016, the number of vacant buildings had decreased dramatically, … Continue reading Batesville Case Study