Clarence Eckerson Jr.
Amsterdam Removed Parking — and the City BloomedBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Just think what converting more parking space to people space could do for U.S. cities.
Streetfilms: See The Awesomeness of Portland’s Car-Free Tilikum CrossingBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Streetfilms' auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr. revisits a back-to-the-future idea whose time has come again for many cities.
Ride New Orleans: Setting the Transit AgendaBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Ride New Orleans formed in 2009 out of a growing sense that the average New Orleanian wasn't being prioritized by the RTA. In just a few short years, the group is already setting the transit agenda.
How to Build a Thriving, Equitable Bike-Share SystemBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Bike-share has the capability to expand access to jobs and transit for communities in need of better transportation options — but only if the system is set up and operated in an equitable way. Our latest collaboration with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) examines how to build a thriving, equitable bike-share system. At the end […]
Peatónito: Protecting Pedestrians in the CrosswalkBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Peatónito (“little pedestrian”) might be the most beloved figure in the world of street safety. How can you not love a superhero who protects pedestrians from cars?! Since donning the cape and luchador mask three years ago, he’s become a media sensation in Mexico. This week he’s in New York City for Transportation Alternatives’ Vision Zero for Cities 2016 conference, […]
Gabe Klein Talks About Getting Sh*t Done in His New Book, “Start-Up City”By Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Streets can be tough to change. Between institutional inertia, tight budgets, bureaucratic red tape, and the political risks of upsetting the status quo, even relatively simple improvements for walking, biking, or transit can take years to pull off — if they ever get implemented at all. But a new generation of transportation officials have shown that it doesn’t have […]
Cambridge: Britain’s Cycling CapitalBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
In the city of Cambridge, just about an hour’s train ride north of London, you’ll find lots of people bicycling. In fact, the official bike mode share is 22 percent, but advocates believe it’s even higher and could comprise up to 50 percent of all trips in the city center. More than protected bike lanes, the key to Cambridge’s success has been the […]
London’s First Open StreetsBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Five years ago, David Love experienced Summer Streets in NYC and was so captured by the warmth and excitement he decided to bring open streets to London. The starter event was held in the borough of Southwark, on Great Suffolk Street, and featured music, dancing, food, art and, most important, activities for children and families […]
The Philadelphia Bike StoryBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Of U.S. cities with more than a million residents, the one where people bike the most is Philadelphia. In 2012, the U.S. Census estimated Philadelphia’s bicycle commute rate at 2.3 percent [PDF], higher than Chicago (1.6 percent) and New York (1.0 percent). It’s just about always been that way. That comes as a surprise to many people, since Philadelphia doesn’t have […]
Pittsburgh’s Mayor Peduto Wants to “Leapfrog” Your City on LivabilityBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is putting the rest of the United States on notice. His city is on the rise and he fully intends to implement bicycling, walking and complete streets policies that enhance and make his city more attractive to young talent and business. The newest bike stats show Pittbsurgh has the 11th highest bike mode share in […]
”Bikelash!” The StreetfilmBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Six months ago, Dr. Doug Gordon and Dr. Aaron Naparstek charmed audiences at the 2014 National Bike Summit with a great routine called “Moving Beyond the Bikelash,” sharing what they’ve learned from the pushback to New York City’s bike network expansion. So last week, while at the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place conference, I thought it would […]
Buenos Aires: Building a People-Friendly CityBy Clarence Eckerson Jr. | | No Comments
Buenos Aires is fast becoming one of the most admired cities in the world when it comes to reinventing streets and transportation. Just over a year ago, the city launched MetroBus BRT (constructed in less than seven months) on 9 de Julio Avenue, which may be the world’s widest street. The transformation of four general […]