23 Mar

What Are The Sidewalk Bumps For?


While walking on the sidewalks, you may have noticed small, colorful bumps where the sidewalk meets the road. What are these bumps? Why are they placed so strategically at the edge of the sidewalk, at crosswalks, and near public transportation? What purpose do they serve? Are they there to increase the grip on the road? Or, do they serve some other purpose? Let’s find out!

22 Oct

How to be More Inclusive in the Built Environment


The development of larger cities grew exponentially in the past fifty years, leaving us with rapidly built cities that have given too little thought to the disabled members of their population. Now is the time to reassess how to be more inclusive in the built environment so that people of all abilities and diversity experience a living environment that meets their needs.

31 May

What Makes an Ideal Bike Pathway


An ideal bike pathway is seamlessly incorporated into city infrastructure, easily serving cyclists and pedestrians without hampering motor vehicle traffic. Preferably in bright contrast with its surroundings, this bike pathway stands out from the pavement to provide recognizable traffic patterns that keep cyclists and pedestrians safe.  

Urban planners have explored many options for bike pathways in order to determine the best option for commuters. 

22 Sep

Pedestrian Etiquette: How to Navigate a City Sidewalk


The basics of walking on city sidewalks may seem like common knowledge, but in reality, many people are unfamiliar with proper pedestrian etiquette. In fact, knowing how to navigate a sidewalk properly in a city setting can be overwhelming, especially with so many variables from transportation options and billboards to many shops and noises. Big cities can be very difficult to navigate, especially if you are from out of town.

24 Jun

Is It Dangerous to Bike on a City Sidewalk?


When it comes to city bicyclists and city sidewalks, it is not only often dangerous to bike on a city sidewalk, but can be illegal as well. City to city, laws differ. So while cities may consider sidewalk biking illegal, others may not. If you’re considering biking on the sidewalk, check your city’s laws first. But regardless of legality, recognize that cycling on sidewalks may pose danger to bicyclists, pedestrians, and even drivers.