Protected bike lanes and intersections are important for bike and pedestrian safety, but what about people who have physical challenges or visual impairments?
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THIS STREETSCAPE WAS DESIGNED BY A DEAF PERSON FOR DEAF PEOPLE
Universal design isn’t just for interiors. Alexa Vaughn, a deaf landscape architect, is advocating for universal streets too.
Pedestrian-friendly road design law tied to fewer traffic deaths
Pedestrian deaths have decreased significantly in Florida since the state implemented a law mandating roadway design that accommodates walkers and cyclists from the beginning, according to a new study.
The Tools: 13 Short-Range Livability Projects
Local leaders, planners, engineers and visionaries of all kinds use a range of innovative and tested techniques to make a community more livable and walkable.
How One Florida City Is Reinventing Itself With UX Design
Make Gainesville the best place to live and work, courtesy of human-centered design.
The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban
FEW people in America walk to work. Most of us drive to the supermarket. But more older people these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car.
Despite comprehensive civil rights legislation for Americans with disabilities, many city streets, sidewalks, and businesses in the US remain inaccessible. The problem is not just that sidewalk accessibility fundamentally affects where and how people move about in cities but also that there are few, if any, ways to easily determine accessible areas of a city.
What Is a Complete Street?
You may have heard this term before but not understood what it means or how it affects us as we age. A complete street is one that accommodates all people who use a roadway, not just those in cars. It offers a safe way for people to travel, regardless of their age, ability or mode of transportation-whether walking, biking, using transit or driving a car. Where we have complete streets, people have choices in transportation, including an option that is right outside each door, is affordable and is healthy.