Tag: urban planning

Millennials Can’t Change U.S. Driving Habits Alone

Interesting article about Millennials and our affect on our world! Freemark of The Transport Politic notes that some “hopeful commentators” are banking on today’s millennials (those between ages 18 to 34 in 2015) who have shown a greater inclination for transit usage, biking, and living in cities than preceding … Continue reading Millennials Can’t Change U.S. Driving Habits Alone

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 (CDC)

August 14, 2015 / 64(31);837-841 Jason Vargo, PhD1; Benjamin G. Gerhardstein, MPH2; Geoffrey P. Whitfield, PhD3; Arthur Wendel, MD3 Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per … Continue reading Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 (CDC)

The State of Homelessness in America, 2015. National Alliance to End Homelessness

EXAMINATION OF TRENDS IN HOMELESSNESS, HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE, AND AT-RISK POPULATIONS AT THE NATIONAL AND STATE LEVELS. The State of Homelessness in America 2015 is the fifth in a series of reports that chart progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It uses the most … Continue reading The State of Homelessness in America, 2015. National Alliance to End Homelessness

WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE – Cities Safer by Design

WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE – Cities Safer by Design                                                  Summary: Connected and compact urban design. Cities can be safer when they have more compact and connected urban form that reduces the need for driving and fosters shorter trips. In a study from the United States, urban … Continue reading WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE – Cities Safer by Design