Archinect - News 2014-11-28T19:20:35-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100576303/looking-to-houston-yes-houston-as-a-model-for-better-street-design Looking to Houston — Yes, Houston — as a Model for Better Street Design Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42d56755ea85cdda4ba8a18deb9552e0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Houston Chronicle called it a &ldquo;departure from what many consider the Houston model.&rdquo; City leaders in this Texas metropolis want to scale back the space for cars in the central city to make room for wider sidewalks and bike lanes. [...] Houston&rsquo;s wide, dangerous roads make it the seventh most-dangerous large city for pedestrians, according to last week&rsquo;s Dangerous by Design report from Smart Growth America.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100517033/shared-space-and-slow-zones-comparing-public-space-in-paris-and-new-york Shared Space and Slow Zones: Comparing Public Space in Paris and New York Alexander Walter 2014-05-27T13:34:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:24:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78f7c617f762f7ffc4d9200e9a33861d.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a larger scale, the metropolitan regions of Paris and New York City both show significant pedestrian mode shares. New York City has a pedestrian mode share of 34% for all trips citywide ahead of car (33%) and transit (30%)[4] when the Ile-de-France region has a weekday pedestrian mode share of 32%, a car mode share of 43%, and a public transport one up to 21%[5]. [...] How do they support this large pedestrian population and decrease auto-dominance in public space?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>