Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about street design

Person walking on sidewalk next to bike lane and bus lane

New ‘Controlling Criteria’ Will Make Sidewalks, Bike Lanes a Default Feature In Massachusetts State Road Projects

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While many state highway bureaucracies treat bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure as an afterthought, new MassDOT highway engineering guidelines will require traffic engineers to include sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, and high-quality bike facilities when they design upgrades for the Commonwealth's major roadways.
A parking-protected bike lane along Prospect Park West tamed the mean streets of New York so much that parents feel comfortable allowing their children there.

Hidden Safety Problems Keep Denver Kids From Walking and Biking

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In this guest post, Wes Marshall, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, reveals Denver-based research showing that crash data hides places where kids want to walk and bike. Related papers show how to identify places where kids already are, and how to create safer streets where they want to go — […]