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Fast Changes to City Streets: A 9-Step Guide for Creative Bureaucrats

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Marshall Avenue and Monroe Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. Photo: John Paul Shaffer Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. For most of the 20th century, cities answered transportation problems by adding more pavement. More freeways. More lanes. More parking lots. More things that couldn’t [...]
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Retired Fire Chief: Make American Firetrucks Fit City Streets, Not Vice Versa

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It’s a sad irony that fire departments, while essential to public safety, are often a major obstacle to safer streets in American cities. A smaller European fire truck (top) and an oversized American one (bottom). Photos: FireHouse.com When cities try to redesign streets to reduce traffic injuries and get drivers to travel at safer speeds, the local fire department often steps in to prevent changes that [...]