Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT Gives $59.3M to Clean Transit (Fast Lane)
  •  WSJ Outlines Options For Replacing the Gas Tax
  • “Riding the Bus Is Like a War Zone”: How Sexual Harassment Turns Women Off to Transit (LAist)
  • New Mexico DOT Confirms That MAP-21 Will Mean Less Bike/Ped Funding (KOB)
  • Everyone Is Going Crazy for This Danish Bus Ad
  • Study: 10 Percent Increase in Smart Growth –> 20 Percent Decrease in Emissions (Smart Planet)
  • Philly: Twice as Many Bikes, Half as Many Crashes (WHYY)
  • To Reduce Fuel Consumption, Increase Efficiency or Gas Taxes? (PlanetizenChristian Science Monitor)
  • Cyclists Will Thank You If You Drive Like This (WaPo)
  • Blogosphere Responds to Crazy-Ass Examiner Cover (GGW, RPUS)
  • RelayRides: The AirBnb of Transportation (Gadling)
  • Andres Duany Designs the Future (Town Talk)
  • The Midwest Doesn’t Understand What Streets Are (Strong Towns)
  • Bolwerk

    Seaside strikes me as a bit of a suburban hellpit too.  What’s wrong with urban development? Why do planners hate it so? 

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