Testing Temporary Bike Corrals

July 18, 2024
Bike corrals have recently appeared on the streets of Kalamazoo, MI. They are part of a pilot project that aims to remove bicycle hoops and racks from city streets to free up space for pedestrians, café dining, and other uses. During the pilot, corrals will be set up at seven different locations for about one…Continue reading


Keep Visitors Cool and Hydrated

July 11, 2024
Just in time for the first major heat wave of the summer, the city of Phoenix, AZ, launched its Chilled Drinking Water pilot program downtown. The custom-made water stations provide taps for filling bottles with chilled water and two standard drinking taps. The initiative aims to provide fresh water and to reduce single-use plastic bottle…Continue reading


Three Steps to Downtown’s Rebirth

June 20, 2024
In the 1990s, downtown Macon, GA, was beset by vacancy and decay. Today, the city is in the midst of a dramatic turnaround that garnered it one of three 2024 Great American Main Street Awards. The honors went to NewTown Macon, the city’s downtown organization. Its results have been impressive — downtown Macon has renovated…Continue reading