The Spectacular Benefits of Tactical Urbanism

A new study published by the National Academies of Science underscores the incredible power of low-cost, quick-build transit projects — what boosters call “tactical urbanism.”

A review of 20 bus- and streetcar-related “tactical urbanism” projects, such as temporary dedicated bus lanes or temporary “bus bulbs,” found that they speed journeys, improve safety and raise ridership to a surprising degree.

The projects  — including the Hennepin Avenue Bus Lane in Minneapolis, the King Street (streetcar) Pilot

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