Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 16th, 2014

Fun bike racks make biking more appealing. Photo by Meghan Bartels.

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By Michael Branch / On April 29th, 2014

Rants from the Hill is cross-posted from High Country News

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 28th, 2014

How do we create safe spaces for bikers and encourage cycling as an alternative to driving? That's the question the National Association of City Transportation Officials tackled with the ...

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By Meghan Bartels / On February 28th, 2014

This Friday, we're giving you a peek at Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks by Barbara McCann. McCann is one of the...

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By Barbara McCann / On November 11th, 2013

Sustainability is often approached as a technical challenge, something we “should” do, for the good of the planet and for the good of the next generation. But a push toward a more environmentally responsible future will not happen unless we care deeply...

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By Barbara McCann / On October 28th, 2013

The stories of success keep rolling in. Portland Maine turned summer maintenance projects into Complete Streets improvement opportunities. Detroit’s Woodward Avenue will be redesigned as a major transit corridor, while Lansing has received the state’s...

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By John Renne / On May 31st, 2013

When Ray LaHood was nominated by President Obama in December 2008, few transportation professionals knew much about the Republican Congressman from Illinois.  However, in just four and a half years, Secretary LaHood’s efforts in redirecting USDOT’s...

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By Admin / On March 29th, 2013

Fresh off a great book-launch event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a nice post about...

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By Admin / On October 26th, 2012

  Courtney Lix, Assistant Editor, on DC's latest effort to improve cycling infrastructure for commuters like her.

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By Darrin Nordahl / On April 18th, 2012

There will be many accolades bestowed upon Los Angeles at this year’s American Planning Association conference. And no doubt many of them will be reserved for L.A.’s forward-thinking transportation policies; well deserved, since public transit generally...

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