Lancaster, CA: EPA’s 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement: Blvd Transformation Project.
“Among the Plan’s key elements are wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, awnings and arcades, outdoor dining, single travel lanes, enhanced crosswalks, abundant street trees and shading, and added lighting, gateways and public art. Lancaster Boulevard has been transformed into an attractive shopping destination, a magnet for pedestrian activity and a venue for civic gatherings.”
How retrofitting a California suburb for walkability is spurring economic development. read more: nrdc switchboard, 04.01.13.
nice direct cycle paths for wheelchair/handbike/adaptive bike users instead of being forced on sidewalks with badly placed utility boxes and dangerous ups-and-downs of ada curbs (or worse, lack of them).
For the fourth issue of Boat Magazine the team spent two weeks in Athens. Film-maker Sam Rowland tells the story of the resurgence of cycling in the city. Meeting an art director who learned to ride at 30, and cycling with fixed-gear club Fast Fridays on one of their weekly night rides across Athens.
yeah yeah, you guys are just gonna call ‘em Greek hipsters.