May 2014


Special Issue on Transportation

Planning coverRolling Along the Last Mile

Bike-sharing programs blossom nationwide. Story by Lisa Selin Davis; sidebar on bike sharing in cities of all sizes and climates by Vicki Hodder.

Austin Rides to the Front

How the city leveraged inspiration from European bike programs. Annick Beaudet and Katherine Gregor report.

Chugging Into the 21st Century

A status report on high-speed rail — by Jon Davis.

Complete Streets Come of Age

Corey Zehngebot and Richard Peiser offer some lessons from Boston and other innovators; sidebar on walking by Jay Walljasper. A Sustaining Places story.

Gasoline Is So Yesterday

The car of tomorrow is here now — and there is new infrastructure coming along with it. Allen Best acts as a guide.

Will Metrorail's New Silver Line Spur TOD?

Only time, patience, and planning will tell — as Paul Moyer explains in Planning Practice.


A regular column by APA's CEO, Paul Farmer.


Washington State landslide, squatters camp.

Legal News

Rail corridors, Michigan marijuana.

By the Numbers

Statistics in the news. This month: transportation equity.

Ever Green

Tim Beatley on city ecology — yesterday's and tomorrow's.


Biomimicry, Savannah.

Planners Library

Resilient design, complete streets.


New reports, blogs, videos, etc.


Avoid, don't mitigate.

Cover: Pedestrians, bikes, and cars share Washington Street, photo courtesy Boston Transportation Department.