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Bike Lanes Gave my Dad his Independence Back
April 3, 2020 
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Helping to Flatten the Curve of COVID-19
March 20, 2020 
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8 80 Cities Welcomes Our New Managing Director
March 17, 2020 
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A New Standard for Playgrounds
March 10, 2020 
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Bringing Public Life to Winter Cities: Wintermission Pilot Projects
February 11, 2020 
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Eight Questions with 8 80 Cities Volunteers
January 20, 2020 
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How Melbourne Went From ‘Donut City’ to ‘Livable City’: Lessons from Our Study Group
December 23, 2019 
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Join Our High Impact Team!
December 20, 2019 
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ECC 2018 Catch Up: San Jose
December 13, 2019 
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ECC 2018 Catch Up: Aberdeen, Lexington, State College, and Grand Forks
December 12, 2019 
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ECC 2018 Catch Up: Akron, St. Paul, and Macon
December 10, 2019 
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ECC 2018 Catch Up: Philadelphia
December 11, 2019 
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ECC 2018 Catch Up: Charlotte and Detroit
December 9, 2019 
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We’ll Miss You, Ryan O’Connor
November 25, 2019 
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Eight Questions with Niklas Agarwal
October 30, 2019 
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This Toronto Streets Is Banning Cars for Kids’ Safety
October 30, 2019 
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How Toronto Can Improve Transit and Road Safety in Days Rather than Years
October 29, 2019 
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New Pilot Project Bans Vehicles from Street in Front of Toronto School
October 29, 2019 
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Street in Front of High Park School Blocks Off Cars During Morning, Afternoon Rush
October 28, 2019 
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Toronto’s first-ever “School Streets” pop-up will create a car-free zone that prioritizes pedestrians, especially children walking to school, in the lead-up to Halloween
October 24, 2019 
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Why Did Our Children Stop Walking to School?
October 19, 2019 
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The importance of Walkability: Introduction to the Walkonomics App
October 11, 2019 
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Non-profit Group Takes Road Safety Into Its Hands with North York Experiment
October 7, 2019 
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The Doable City Reader – A Reminder That Change in Our Cities Is Doable (Possible)
September 27, 2019 
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8 80 Cities Continues on Their Mission to Accelerate Action on Pedestrian Fatalities with a New Safe-street Makeover on Pineway Blvd. 
September 17, 2019 
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8 80 Streets Pineway: Traffic Calming Pop-up Street Intervention
September 16, 2019 
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An Interview with Krista Nightengale, Managing Director of The Better Block Foundation
September 12, 2019 
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Video Coverage 8 80 Streets Danforth
September 4, 2019 
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繁华大街安全道路试点 行人和单车族优先
August 26, 2019 
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Les Piétons et les Cyclistes à la Reconquête de la Rue
August 24, 2019 
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‘What a Safe Street Looks Like’: On the Danforth, a Weekend Pop-Up Showcases Pedestrian-Friendly Infrastructure
August 24, 2019 
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It’s Time to Redesign Toronto’s Deadly Streets. A Pilot Project Shows the Way
August 23, 2019 
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Danforth Avenue Transformed Between Woodbine and Woodmount for 8 80 Streets Pop-Up
August 23, 2019 
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Part of the Danforth Getting Temporary Makeover this Weekend
August 22, 2019 
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Danforth Pop-Up Project Aims to Raise Awareness About Street Safety
August 21, 2019 
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8 80 Streets Danforth Pop-up Focusing on Pedestrian Safety Will Be First of its Kind in Canada
August 20, 2019 
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AARP New Mexico Collaborates with Gil Penalosa to Build Livable Communities
August 19, 2019 
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Open Streets Toronto: Yonge et Bloor sans Voitures Dimanche
August 19, 2019 
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Toronto Issued 90,000 Red-light Camera Tickets Last Year, a Rise of Nearly 50 Per Cent
August 19, 2019 
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Pop-up Demonstration on Safe Street Design Planned for Danforth
August 19, 2019 
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Press Release: 8 80 Cities and Partners Debut Innovative Pop-up Safe Street Designs on Section of Toronto’s Danforth Ave. August 23-24, 2019
August 14, 2019 
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20 Emerging City Champions Ready to Lead Their Communities to a Better Future
August 12, 2019 
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How to Create Vibrant Public Spaces: Reflections from Ottawa’s ByWard Market
August 1, 2019 
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8 Questions with Daniel Rotsztain and Brendan Stewart
July 9, 2019 
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8 80 Streets Danforth: The First Vision Zero Pop-Up in Canada to Demonstrate How an Innovative Street Makeover Can Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities
June 28, 2019 
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My City Too: Building a More Child-friendly Toronto
June 21, 2019 
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These Maconites Won $5,000 to Create Resources for Residents. Here Are Their Plans.
June 19, 2019 
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Meet Charlotte’s Emerging City Champions Tackling Pollution and Mobility
June 14, 2019 
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20 Community Leaders Selected for Emerging City Champions Fellowships Program to Build Vibrant Communities Across the U.S.
June 10, 2019 
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8 Questions with Dr. Zhixi Zhuang, Associate Professor, Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning
June 7, 2019 
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Walkability Summit Aims to Boost Well-Being Across Region
June 7, 2019 
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What Are School Streets?
May 30, 2019 
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The Resource Hub: A Place for 8 80 Ideas, Inspiration and Action
May 22, 2019 
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Bike to Work, a Sustainable Culture Shift
May 16, 2019 
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An Interview with Camille Llanes-Fontanilla, Executive Director of SOMOS Mayfair, San Jose, CA
May 3, 2019 
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Three Reflections from Saskatoon’s Bike Culture
May 2, 2019 
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How to Tell if You’re Suffering from Copenhagen Withdrawal-itis
April 18, 2019 
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Wintermission Buffalo: Building on Neighborly Resilience
April 11, 2019 
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All Aboard the Transit Pilot Project
April 11, 2019 
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How Would You Transform Your City? The Emerging City Champions 2019 Fellowship Is Now Accepting Applications
April 8, 2019 
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Wintermission Leadville: Learning How a Mountain Town Celebrates and Copes with Winter
March 28, 2019 
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Wintermission Eau Claire: Understanding the Challenges
March 13, 2019 
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Winter Is a Threat to Public Health. How Can Cities Fight Back?
March 4, 2019 
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Beginning Our Wintermission
February 20, 2019 
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8 80 Cities 2018 Yearbook
February 7, 2019 
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8 80 Cities Announces Winning Wintermission Cities
January 22, 2019 
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8 80 Cities Team Is Growing
January 18, 2019 
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Risk-Taking in Duluth, Minnesota: Lessons Learned from “Imagine Canal Park”
January 11, 2019 
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Winter City Round Up
April 29, 2019 
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Wintermission In The News
April 29, 2019 
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If You Are Passionate About Cities, We Want to Hear from You!
December 14, 2018 
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From “Awful” to Great: How Edmonton Reshaped the Meaning of Winter
November 29, 2018 
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Winter Shouldn’t Shut Down Our Cities — It’s Time to Revive Public Life in the Cold
November 13, 2018 
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Competition Launched for Wintermission – a Project That Aims to Improve Public Life in Winter in Three U.S Cities
October 31, 2018 
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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit
October 26, 2018 
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Welcome to the 8 80 Archives
October 19, 2018 
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If You Love Cities, this Job Is for You!
October 12, 2018 
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Open Streets Toronto is a Labour of Love, Pure Love
October 4, 2018 
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Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages
September 14, 2018 
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Smart Cities Are Making Us Dumber
August 31, 2018 
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1UP Leaders Lab: Youth City Builders Putting Ideas into Action
August 31, 2018