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40 Percent of Americans Surveyed Say Neighborhoods Not Walkable

Almost 80 percent of Americans surveyed believe they should walk more, but 40 percent say they do not do so because their neighborhoods do not have nearby services, shops, schools and work, according to results of a recent survey unveiled at the Nationa… more »
NATIONAL –  Oct. 17, 2013



Portland Streetcar Expansion Spurs Mixed-Use Development

The latest extension of Portland's streetcar system has stimulated new developments on the east side of the city. A new $200-million mixed-use development, the largest in the city's history, is being built along the streetcar line. Three new buildings a… more »
News, Oregon –  Oct. 2, 2013



Detroit to Add 50 Miles of Bike Lanes in 2013

Detroit is investing in its transportation infrastructure this year. Currently Detroit has about 70 bike lanes and off-road paths. The Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to add about 50 miles of new bike lanes in 2013. A new bus rapid tra… more »
News, Michigan –  Oct. 2, 2013



Healthy Transportation Policy Directive Prioritizes Bicycle, Transit, Walking Options

The new Healthy Transportation Policy Directive from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDOT) requires all state transportation projects to increase bicycling, transit and walking options. All facilities must now consider adjacent land u… more »
News, Massachusetts –  Oct. 2, 2013



Abandoned Baseball Stadium Converted to Affordable Apartment Complex

Bush Stadium, once home to minor league baseball teams in Indianapolis, Indiana, has found new life as an apartment complex. The structure of the stadium was preserved and divided into three floors of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. The field… more »
News, Indiana –  Oct. 2, 2013



Commuter Cycling Reaches Record Highs

A new survey released by the American Community Survey (ACS) shows that an increasing number of US citizens are commuting by bike. According to the ACS, there was an almost 10% increase in bike commuting from 2011 to 2012. This is the largest year-to-ye… more »
News, NATIONAL –  Oct. 2, 2013



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