From St. Petersburg, Florida to Moscow, Russia, ULI expert teams have drawn attention to the importance of creating places that encourage walking and bicycling. Safety and environmental sustainability are big concerns. Equally striking is how many of these expert teams identified the importance of walking and bicycling to the marketability and economic vitality of the sites under examination.
As mentioned in “Embracing the Street: Policies Aimed at Transportation Safety Help Land Development” (Urban Land, Jan/Feb 2014), ULI’s Advisory Services panels and local technical assistance panels regularly recommend making streets safe and attractive for all users, including the following examples:
- Complete Streets are a key part of “Putting People First” in Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places.
- An Advisory Services team recommends a complete streets policy and ordinance for Hillsborough County, Florida.
- A ULI Los Angeles team recommends that the Los Angeles mayor’s office designate someone to keep a “laser-like focus on making complete streets.”
Below is a sampling of ULI reports from 2011-2013 that recommend careful attention to providing for people walking and bicycling.
An “*” denotes reports with explicit references to “complete streets.”
Advisory Services Panel Reports
Since 1947, ULI’s Advisory Services teams have traveled the world, tackling some of the most challenging real estate and land use issues facing communities.
Reports by the ULI District Councils
ULI’s District Councils offer technical assistance and engage projects that have a positive impact on how people live, learn, work, and play.