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In this extended episode, John has a detailed conversation with Professor Bruce Appleyard author of Livable Streets 2.0, a fabulous tribute to his late father, Donald Appleyard, and his classic urbanism text Livable Streets.

Show Notes

Show Notes:

A livable street is like a good friend that gives you energy. In contrast, an unlivable street drains you.

Bruce Appleyard is an Associate Professor of City Planning & Public Administration, at San Diego State University and serves as both the Associate Director Active Transportation Research Center (ATR) and the Associate Director Center for Human Dynamics in our Mobile Age (HDMA).

He is the author of Livable Streets 2.0 published by Elsevier which is actually an expanded update of his father, Donald Appleyard's classic 1981 urbanism text Livable Streets. When the original edition first came out it was the first to put forth the theory that streets are for people.

In this episode, John and Bruce discuss in detail many aspects of the book and his recent contribution on Designing for Active Travel he made to the International Encyclopedia of Transportation (TRNS).

Livable Streets 2.0 is a complete manual on walking, bicycling, and traffic calming. So if you want to learn more about these things, we highly encourage you to get the book.

Additional Helpful Links:

Landing Page for this Episode on Active Towns website

Mike Lydon and Tactical Urbanism

Shared Streets and Woonerfs - Hans Monderman and Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Charter for Humane and Equitable Streets

Transit and Bikes - Roland Kager's Active Towns Podcast Episode

The MUTCD - NACTO's position

Right of Way book and Angie Schmitt's Active Towns Podcast Episode

Continuous, Raised Sidewalks and Sidepaths and a Not Just Bikes video on the subject

Advisory Bike Lane Streets
Fietsstraat Active Towns Podcast Episode
Jan Gehl - Building at Human Scale books Cities for People and Life Between Buildings
Interested but Concerned - Geller and 2011 follow up by Dr. Jennifer Dill 
Berkeley Barriers Traffic Calming History
Chuck Marohn - Strong Towns

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- Not Just Bikes STROAD video

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

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Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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What is Active Towns?

Conversations about Creating a Culture of Activity: Profiling the people, places, programs, and policies that help to promote a culture of activity within our communities.