USDOT Announces Pedestrian Safety Plan After 2020 Spikes in Pedestrian Deaths

USDOT Announces Pedestrian Safety Plan After 2020 Spikes in Pedestrian Deaths

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new pedestrian safety plan that will focus on safer roadway designs, stricter speed limits, and improved infrastructure like traffic lights, street lights, and crosswalks. The plan comes after years of rising pedestrian deaths, and a particularly unexpected spike during 2020 coronavirus stay-at-home orders.  Experts hope that safer […]

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The 15 Minute City of the Future

The 15 Minute City of the Future

When you leave your front door, what can you reach in 15 minutes by foot or bike? A grocery store? A school? A park? That’s the question that many urban planners are using to shape plans for how cities operate in the future. The 15-minute city means designing neighborhoods where everything people need, from housing to dining to cultural institutions, is within that 15-minute radius. 

Why this Matters: It’s a good idea to create neighborhoods that fulfill people’s basic needs so that they won’t have to travel as far to manage their daily lives – especially post-pandemic when more people are likely to work from home. 

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