9.3.13- 9.12.13

From Rooflines via LACMTA Research Library:

Could Transportation Policy Transform Affordable Housing?

“The new federal policy is one that, for the first time, provides tangible financial incentives for local communities to preserve affordable housing near planned transit stations and ensure that any new development in these areas includes housing affordable to low- and moderate-income households.”

http://www.rooflines.org/3406/could_transportation_policy_transform_affordable_housing

From DC StreetsBlog via LACMTA Research Library:

The American Bike-Share Fleet Has Doubled Since January

“According to a report from the Earth Policy Institute, the opening of Bay Area Bike Share yesterday brought the cumulative size of the bike-share fleets in U.S. cities to 18,000 bikes, more than twice what it was at the beginning of 2013.”

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/08/30/the-american-bike-share-fleet-has-doubled-since-january/

From Green Lane Project via StreetsBlog LA:

A field guide to North American bike lanes: How to talk about each species

“Here’s a brief guide to four different types of American-style bike lanes and their accessories, from bollards to merging zones.”

http://greenlaneproject.org/blog/view/a-field-guide-to-north-american-bike-lanes

From McKinsey and Company via Planetizen:

How to make a city great

“By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.”

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/urbanization/how_to_make_a_city_great

From Fast CoExist via Planetizen:

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

“Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10–from New York to Tokyo to Bogota–were just awarded City Climate Leadership Awards for their work.”

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016816/the-10-cities-that-are-leading-the-way-in-urban-sustainability

From KPCC via StreetsBlog LA:

The push to grow fruits, vegetables on the land between streets and sidewalks in Los Angeles (photos, poll, PDF)

“The whole concept of locally grown food may be about to get a lot more…local. You no longer have to eat fruits and vegetables that have traveled hundreds of miles to reach you, but instead may be able to grow them outside your home on city property.”

http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/09/09/39061/the-push-to-grow-fruits-vegetables-on-the-land-bet/

From Atlantic Cities via Metro Library and Archive

No, Bike Lanes Don’t Hurt Retail Business

“City retailers tend to overestimate the importance of parking to their business. They fail to see the many downsides of free parking (congestion and low shopper turnover, among them). They believe more people arrive at the store by car than actually do. They may not even realize that while driving customers spend more per visit, non-drivers spend as much or more in the long term.”

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/no-bike-lanes-dont-hurt-retail-business/6833/

From DC StreetsBlog via LA StreetsBlog:

Study: Kids Who Live in Walkable Neighborhoods Get More Exercise

“A study published this month in the American Journal of Preventive Health finds that children who live in walkable places — “smart growth neighborhoods,” to use the authors’ phrase — get significantly more exercise than their peers who live in suburban environments designed for driving.”

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/09/11/study-kids-who-live-in-walkable-neighborhoods-get-more-exercise/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

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