Angie Schmitt

Recent Articles

Streetsblog: Which Cities Are Dangerous for Walking?
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Which Cities Are Dangerous for Walking?

UWM study finds worst cities are five times more dangerous for pedestrians.

Streetsblog: The Rise in Pedestrian Deaths
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The Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

Repeated deaths at same intersections suggest design changes needed.

Streetsblog: 80 Transit Projects in 2017
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80 Transit Projects in 2017

Projects in U.S., Canada and Mexico include streetcar in Milwaukee.

Streetsblog: The Plague of Pedestrian Deaths
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The Plague of Pedestrian Deaths

Up 16% since 2009. And they fall harder on minorities in states like Wisconsin.

Streetsblog: Developers Building Less Parking Per Bedroom
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Developers Building Less Parking Per Bedroom

After 70 years of ever more parking, developers are cutting back, new report shows.

Streetsblog: Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee
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Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee

Rather than simply launching free transit, King County creates more sustainable model.

Streetsblog: Bicycling Getting Much Safer
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Bicycling Getting Much Safer

Addition of protected bike lanes in cities reduces crashes, fatalities. Is Milwaukee next?

Streetsblog: Who Knew? Tim Kaine Is An Urbanist
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Who Knew? Tim Kaine Is An Urbanist

Democratic V-P choice supported transit, opposed cul-de-sacs, urban sprawl.

Streetsblog: Republican Platform is Hostile to Cities
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Republican Platform is Hostile to Cities

Would end all federal transportation funding for transit, biking, walking.

Streetsblog: Traffic Deaths Increasingly Involve Pedestrians
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Traffic Deaths Increasingly Involve Pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths a rising share of traffic fatalities nationally and in Wisconsin. Why?

Streetsblog: Why America Has an Infrastructure Crisis
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Why America Has an Infrastructure Crisis

Wisconsin's Highway 23 is a perfect example of over building that's driving up maintenance costs.

Streetsblog: Uber Reduces Drunk Driving Deaths
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Uber Reduces Drunk Driving Deaths

So what will be impact in the nation's heaviest-drinking state?

Streetsblog: Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit
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Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit

All federal transportation dollars should go for auto transportation, Koch-funded groups demand. They've also opposed streetcars in cities like Milwaukee.

Streetsblog: Street Safety Lags in America
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Street Safety Lags in America

America is failing at improving road safety, but how is Wisconsin doing?

Streetsblog: The Physical Benefits of Biking and Walking Paths
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The Physical Benefits of Biking and Walking Paths

Study shows people living near trails get more exercise, leading to better health.

Streetsblog: Protesters Oppose Double-Decker Freeway
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Protesters Oppose Double-Decker Freeway

State wants either a double decker or 8-lane freeway through heart of city. Protestors demand different approach.

Streetsblog: Why the Zoo Interchange Project Should Be Stopped
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Why the Zoo Interchange Project Should Be Stopped

It will cost more than entire federal budget for biking and pedestrian projects.

Streetsblog: Why America’s Roads Are More Dangerous
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Why America’s Roads Are More Dangerous

U.S. and Wisconsin have seen less decline in traffic fatalities than other countries. Why?

Streetsblog: More Transit Funding Needed, Fitch Ratings Warns
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More Transit Funding Needed, Fitch Ratings Warns

Economy could suffer if governments don't recognize decline in driving and other trends that favor transit.

Streetsblog: Transportation Policy Rarely Protects Civil Rights
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Transportation Policy Rarely Protects Civil Rights

Because civil rights laws lack teeth, most highways get built regardless of impact on minorities.

Streetsblog: 5 Ways Colleges Coax Students Out of Cars
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5 Ways Colleges Coax Students Out of Cars

In Milwaukee and nationally, universities are cutting costs on parking structures by promoting buses, bikes and car-sharing.

Streetsblog: Milwaukee Has 9th Fastest Growth in Car-Free Households
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Milwaukee Has 9th Fastest Growth in Car-Free Households

Study shows only 8 U.S. cities grew faster; 20% of households here are car-free.

Streetsblog: The Rise of Parking-Free Apartment Buildings
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The Rise of Parking-Free Apartment Buildings

Cities across America are slashing the cost of housing by reducing parking in new construction, how about Milwaukee?

Streetsblog: Bill Targets Federal Transit and Bike Funding
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Bill Targets Federal Transit and Bike Funding

Some Republicans want to end all funding for transit, biking, pedestrian improvements, with huge impact on Wisconsin.

Streetsblog: How a Streetcar Spurs Development
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How a Streetcar Spurs Development

In cities like Kansas City, Cincinnati and Tucson, the creation of an urban streetcar has triggered development.

Streetsblog: Distracted Driving Kills
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Distracted Driving Kills

Distracted driving is claiming the lives of more pedestrians and cyclists.

Streetsblog: Amtrak Ridership Hits All-Time High
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Amtrak Ridership Hits All-Time High

Smaller cities drive increase as polls show voters overwhelmingly support federal support of passenger rail.

Streetsblog: The Tyranny of “Level of Service”
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The Tyranny of “Level of Service”

This planning approach benefits motorists at the expense of everyone else. But states are beginning to move away from it.

Streetsblog: Park(ing) Day Across America
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Park(ing) Day Across America

Milwaukee wasn't the only city celebrating the day, as these photos document.

Streetsblog: BBC Deplores Wisconsin’s Black Imprisonment Rate
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BBC Deplores Wisconsin’s Black Imprisonment Rate

News show focuses international attention on problems here.