Public Works http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en San Francisco escalates scooter skirmish http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish <div class="node-body article-body">Last week the San Francisco public works department impounded dozens of the personal motorized vehicles. This comes only two weeks after three companies – Lime, Bird and Spin – deployed fleets of scooters across the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish#comments Roadways Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:51:00 +0000 81671 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://www.bird.co/">Bird.</a></p> How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure program doesn't bring in much cash. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure#comments Housing Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:52:00 +0000 81561 at http://americancityandcounty.com White streets in LA combat the 'heat island' effect http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to cool the city, Los Angeles is experimenting with painting some of its streets white.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect#comments Roadways Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:40:00 +0000 81361 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Photo courtesy of GuardTop.</p> The age of mobility http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/age-mobility <div class="field-byline"> Maria Neve </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fleet sharing Is driving new levels of efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fleet sharing Is driving new levels of efficiency.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/age-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/age-mobility#comments Fleets Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:18:00 +0000 81171 at http://americancityandcounty.com Amid surge in electric vehicle popularity, cities install charging stations http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations <div class="node-body article-body">As electric vehicle (EV) use is growing, more cities are installing charging station infrastructure to help their residents’ EV operation while encouraging their use.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/alternative-fuels-vehicles/amid-surge-electric-vehicle-popularity-cities-install-charging-stations#comments Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Fleets Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:11:00 +0000 81101 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An electric vehicle charging station in Hillsboro, Ore. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Electric_Vehicle_Charging_Station.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Indianapolis declares state of emergency to deal with potholes http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">Indianapolis’ roads are in such dire condition that the city’s mayor issued an emergency declaration on Feb. 23 to jumpstart heavy street maintenance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes#comments Roadways Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:34:00 +0000 81081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Screen grab of the Indianapolis government&#39;s pothole viewer. Red dots are potholes that haven&#39;t yet been filled, while green dots have been filled.</p> Indianapolis ends contract for electric fleet http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">As electric cars continue to gain popularity among consumers and organizations, Indianapolis is driving away from a problem-plagued electric vehicle fleet agreement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet#comments Fleets Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:29:00 +0000 81041 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Indianapolis police car. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indianapolis_Metropolitan_police_cruiser_2.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The civics-culture correlation http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation <div class="field-deck"> Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:42:00 +0000 80871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Opened in October 2017, Louisville, Ky.&rsquo;s public Sunil M. Gavaskar Cricket Field caters to an avid base of 10 cricket clubs across the city. Image via City of Louisville.</p> Philadelphia to explore using civilian traffic enforcers http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers <div class="node-body article-body">Future traffic enforcers in Philadelphia might not have police badges.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers#comments Roadways Fri, 26 Jan 2018 23:12:00 +0000 80821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Traffic along I-95 in Philadelphia. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:I-95_SB_0.75_mi_to_Girard_Avenue-Lehigh_Avenue.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The robo-car revolution http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution <div class="field-deck"> Automated vehicles are about to take over our streets; what are cities doing to prepare for this disruptive technology? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automated vehicles are about to take over our streets; what are cities doing to prepare for this disruptive technology?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution#comments Public Transit Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:25:00 +0000 80591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>One of Uber&#39;s self-driving cars.</p>