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Using Your Zip Code to Attract Birds
May 10, 2017  
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A Safer Street for a City
Learn how a pop-up plaza and “road diet” helped turn a troubled and underutilized roadway into a vibrant shopping, dining, entertainment and doughnut-devouring destination.
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Roads Can Diet, Too
Supersized, multilane roadways are fast moving, unattractive and often impossible to cross. But streets can slim down, spruce up and become safer for all users. The streetscape shown here is a proposed “After.” Download our Road Diets fact sheet to see the “Before.”
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Livability News & Notes
Two States With Streets Too Dangerous to Cross — One state is small, the other sunny. According to data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, both states have too many pedestrians dying due to outdated roadway designs. Source: CNN.com ►
Cities and Citizens Get Street Savvy — Denver and Philadelphia have created online platforms where residents can report and share their thoughts about the good, the bad and the ugly of local streets, sidewalks and vehicle speeds. Source: NextCity ►
Parking Garages That Have Future Plans — With car ownership predicted to decline, some developers and planners are building parking facilities in a way the structures can, if needed, be converted for other uses. Source: Los Angeles Times ►
Events, Resources & More
Using Your Zip Code to Attract Birds — The National Audubon Society’s “Plants for Birds” database makes it easy to figure out which native plants are best for backyard bird-watching. Give It a Try ►
48 Hours — That’s about how much time is left for you to nominate someone for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners age 50 or older will receive $50,000 each in honor of their outstanding contributions toward making the world a better place for people of all ages. The Deadline Is May 12! ►
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