public spaces

Unable to remove expressway, New Orleans reclaims space underneath

By Chris McCahill In 2013, FHWA funded a revitalization study that outlined ways to remove parts of Interstate 10 in New Orleans and restore historic Claiborne Avenue below. High costs have stalled those efforts but, in the meantime, the city has opted to reclaim space beneath the expressway in

Mexico City tackles congestion head-on

By Mary Ebeling As recently as 2011, Mexico City ranked among the world’s worst for traffic congestion. But now, Mexico City’s improvements to their transportation system can serve as a model for other municipalities to learn from. The city shines as an international example of a rapidly

Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets (New York City DOT, 2012)

New York City’s streets are constantly called on to the meet new and varied needs of a growing, dynamic, 21st Century city – and to do this in a complex environment where there is little opportunity to expand the existing  footprint. How do city leaders address these challenges and