Try Your Hand at Designing the Driverless Street of the Future Recent feature on our (Ryder Ross & Michael Boswell) newly released tool, ReStreet, which builds on Streetmix to provide a tool for planners to democratize street design, aggregating user data for better policy and funding decisions.
Beyond Complete Streets for Walking and Biking Check out my course on complete streets and multimodal planning for walking & biking on Planetizen.
Moving From Planning to Action: Exploring Best Practice Policy in the Finance of Local Bicycling and Pedestrian Improvements New publication on streetscape finance with partner Elissa McDade.
I think that they recognize that these are not easy and simple solutions, but cities have been very receptive,” he said. “Primarily because we make not only a traffic case, but we’re showing that there could be a potential economic development benefit,” he said. “Given what our country has been through in the last six […]
National notice for one-way street research – Insider Louisville My one-way street conversion work with John Gilderbloom continues to spark a healthy discussion.
“What we’re doing when we put one-way streets there is we’re over-engineering automobility,” Riggs says, “at the expense of people who want a more livable environment.” Profile on two-way street conversion work from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/17/why-one-way-streets-really-are-the-worst/
Pedestrian zones and bike lanes, increased access to green space, investing in sustainable infrastructure — all may lead to a more enlightened metropolis. But according to a study by two academics, one of the easiest, cheapest route to improving a city may be re-routing, specifically, eliminating one-way streets. John Gilderbloom and William Riggs’ paper Love […]
In any city when you do any type of conversion, any type of road diet, always people will feel there will be a disadvantage, it will cause traffic jams,” said Riggs, the Cal Poly professor. “By and large, from our research and professional experience, those (concerns) are overstated. William Riggs, South Bend Tribune
@APA_Planning ‘tour’ of Seattle bike plan has good descript of protected bike lane. Nice teaching resource. bikepedaction @pedbikebob (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Riggs Research on Two-way Streets Featured in Top Post of 2014 Some of my research on two-way streets is featured in the 7th most popular Planetizen post of 2014