Today’s Headlines

  • House Vote Shows Weakness of GOP’s Hand on Keystone (Trans Issues Daily)
  • The Catch-22 of Surging Transit Ridership (WaPo)
  • Pentagon Wants to Make Military Bases Less Sprawling, More Walkable (USA Today)
  • Here Comes Schuster to Take Over T & I (Post-Gazette)
  • Sen. Gillibrand Asks Amtrak to Allow Bikes on Board (Times-Union)
  • A Setback for Maryland’s Purple Line (WaPo)
  • LA Learns to Love the Bike (NYT)
  • Too Much Effort to Accommodate Cars Downtown Makes a City “Stop Being a City” (Phila. Inquirer)
  • Annual Cost of Car Ownership: $8,220. Annual Cost of Bike Ownership: $308 (Forbes)
  • Best Part of This Article on Texting: AAA Guy Calls Cars “a 4000-Pound Killing Device” (Cincinnati.com)

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California Farmers Settle in High-Speed Rail Case (Reuters), But More Delays Could Be Ahead (WaPo) CDC: 47,000 Pedestrian Deaths Between 2001 and 2010 (Atlantic Cities) Metro Detroit Tops Nation in Job Sprawl (MLive, Yahoo) Cost of Car Ownership Rose by 2 Percent Last Year (Next City) In Minnesota, Lots of Debate Over How to Fund Transpo […]

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Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Want a 20-Cent Gas Tax Hike (The Hill, Governing, CNN, Politico) Three Ways This Round of TIGER Is Different (Transpo Issues Daily) WaPo Suggests Five Hypotheses to Explain Why More Young People Are Going Car-Free AAA: The Cost of Car Ownership Rises to $9,122 a Year (USA Today) Europe Sells Two […]

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Conflicting Regulations Make for Uncertain Path Forward for Self-Driving Cars (The Hill) Lyft Prez: Car Ownership Will “All But End” in Major Cities By 2025 (Fortune) Bicycling Mag Names Chicago the Nation’s “Most Bike-Friendly City” (Chicago Trib) Even Congress Seems to Have Lost Faith in DC Metro’s Repair Deadline (WaPo) How Light Rail Could Change the Game […]

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The 54 Biggest U.S. Cities Ranked by Transit Trips Per Resident (FiveThirtyEight) WaPo: There’s No Such Thing as a Full City Low-Income Cyclists at Greater Risk of Being Killed in Traffic (Californian) Infrastructure Costs on the Rise for New Braves Stadium (AJC) Bike League Breaks Down Cycling Numbers From the Annual Census Estimates [PDF] Paris’s Car-Free […]

Expanding Car-Share Beyond America’s Biggest Cities

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The growth of car-share has helped people forgo the expense of car ownership in major cities like Washington and Seattle, where it’s been widely adopted. But not every city has the market to sustain car-share services from companies like Zipcar or Hertz. In his book Walkable City, Jeff Speck writes that your city might not […]

DC's Car-Sharing Fee: A Case Study in Bad Parking Policy

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Car-sharing is an all-around great deal for cities. According to research from UC Berkeley [PDF], each shared car removes 14 from the road. It cuts down on carbon emissions [PDF]. Car-sharing users even spend more at local businesses [PDF]. You would think cities would be bending over backward to welcome these communal vehicles. But Washington, […]