New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

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In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People

Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

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Access versus Ownership

How public and private can work together to provide more options–and, ultimately, an integrated transportation system.

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Factoring Transit Times into Development

When making decisions about where to develop their next residential or commercial project, real estate developers should factor in the actual transit times it takes their customers to carry out the tasks of daily living, transit consultant Jarrett Walker said at a presentation to ULI members and staff at the Institute’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

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