Today’s Headlines

  • T4America Coalition Announces Opposition to House Energy and Transportation Bill
  • Nadler: House Bill Is “the Worst Transportation Bill I Have Seen in My 19 Years in Congress” (Hill)
  • Rural School Proud of Its Walk to School Program That Would Not Be Funded By GOP Today (HeraldExtra)
  • Boehner Bike Path Is “Baloney” (League of American Bicyclists)
  • Looking for Awesome Transit? Follow the Money. Or, Visit Guadalajara (MNN)
  • Georgia Realtors Rally for Transportation Referendum (AtlantaRealEstate)
  • What Car Culture Does to Our Children (NYT)
  • Mapping DC’s ‘Bike Shop Deserts’ – and Cupcake Epicenters (Washington City)
  • Walk Past a Bike Theft? You’re on Candid Camera! (BritishCycling)


Illinois Congressman Pushes for Pro-Bike Transportation Bill

Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), an early supporter of the congressional "complete streets" bill, is circulating a letter to his House colleagues that urges support for pro-bike provisions in the upcoming federal transportation bill. Here’s how Lipinski put it: Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) (Photo: Washington Post) There is growing national interest in bicycling, and there is […]

Congress to America: “Get a Car!”

Photographer and blogger Jay Mallin, whose video of Woodbridge, VA police ticketing injured pedestrians was picked up by Streetsblog NYC a year ago, has turned his attention to the congressional transportation debacle. Mallin’s new video is entitled “Get a Car,” and is named for the apparent message of the House transportation bill, and, to a lesser […]

Even More Reasons to Abhor the House Transportation Bill

Want to make your community more walkable and bikeable? Maybe you’ve heard by now, the transportation bill put forward by House leadership is basically a worst case scenario, gutting programs like Safe Routes to School. Let’s put aside the fact that it attempts to solve funding shortfalls by drilling for oil in the Arctic National […]

Complete Streets Bill Introduced in Senate

Earlier this week, 12 senators, led by Tom Harkin (D-IA), introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2011 (S.1056), a companion to the House bill we reported on a few weeks back. The purpose of the bills is to push states and metropolitan planning organizations to fully consider incorporating pedestrian and bicycle safety measures when roads […]

Attack on Street Safety Funds Sets Off an Uprising in Tennessee

A bill to restrict spending on biking and walking infrastructure in Tennessee has ignited “a firestorm,” as the Chattanooga Times Free Press called it. Thousands of angry Tennesseans are urging representatives to vote against a bill from state senators Mike Carter and Todd Gardenhire that would forbid any state gas tax revenue from being spent on bike/ped projects. A partner bill has been […]