Today’s Headlines

  • Slight Rises in Cycling Tied to Huge Reductions in Congestion (LAB)
  • Sens. Boxer and Inhofe Continue to Exemplify Bipartisanship in Transpo Conference (WaPo)
  • Philadelphia’s “Textizen” Program Is Citizen Engagement For the Digital Age (Next Am. City)
  • Bike-share’s Arrival in New York Signals Dawn of the Citizen Cyclist (Atlantic Cities)
  • Building Cities Healthy for People and the Environment Is “The 9-Billion Person Question” (Grist)
  • In L.A., Maybe Ditching Your Car Offers the Freedom Envisioned by Highway Builders (Good)
  • Bike- and Eco-Friendly Gas Station: Green Washing or Genuine Progress? (BikePortland)
  • Sprawl vs. Renewal in Hamilton, ON: “Can’t Blow and Suck at the Same Time” (TheSpec)

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The Economic Potential of Portland’s New Bike Plan

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Yesterday on the Streetsblog Network, member blog Portlandize published a great post summarizing the economic benefits of better cycling infrastructure. The piece serves as a response to those who might have their doubts about Portland’s ambitious new Bicycle Plan for 2030. Just passed unanimously by the City Council, the plan will spend $600 million over […]

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Alan Ehrenhalt’s New Book Paints Cities as the New Suburbs, and Vice Versa (Grist) Green Bike Lanes Linked to More Women Riding Bikes in LA (LAB) Gas Prices Expected to Fall Through the Summer (WaPo) New Study: Scientific Literacy Only Increases Polarization Over Climate Change (Grist) Congressman and Environmentalist Oppose Coal Ash Amendment to Transpo […]

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DRIVE Act Gets An Upgrade With Amendments (Bike League, T4America) NRDC on the Bill’s Environmental Streamlining, Freight Program and More Will FRA Fine Railroads That Miss the Positive Train Control Deadline As Everyone Expects? (The Hill) Ford Turns to Car-Share (The Hill, WaPo) and Electric “Smart” Bikes (ExtremeTech, Gizmodo) Opa-locka, Florida, Moves City Hall to a Transit-Oriented Neighborhood as an Investment (Next […]

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Chamber of Commerce Calls for Raising Federal Gas Tax (CNN Money) Kansas City Streetcar Lures Development (KC Star) The Economist Explains: How Does Bike-Share Affect Cities? Minnesota Governor Wants More “Citizen Participation” in Light Rail Project (StarTribune) AP Shares Essentials of California Bullet Train … While Atlantic Cities Checks in on Other High-Speed Rail Projects How Will […]

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Sidewalk Labs and Transportation for America Team Up on “Smart Streets” (NextCity) FHWA Releases New Rule Governing Metropolitan Planning Organizations (Progressive Railroading) Atlanta Rolling Out Very Small Bike-Share System Next Week (Atlanta INtown) Arlington Planning Temporary Bus Lanes During Metro Safety Shutdown (WaPo) Columbus Wins $37 Million Federal Grant for BRT Project (Dispatch) Iowa City […]

County Gov Bullies Missouri Town Into Abandoning a Safer Main Street

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Local residents described Main Street in O’Fallon, Missouri, as “ugly,” “outdated,” and “old” in a series of meetings earlier this year. Officials responded with a plan to redesign the road to make it safer and more inviting for pedestrians: a road diet. Scores of American cities have used this design treatment to calm traffic and make commercial districts more walkable, […]