Today’s Headlines

  • Transpo Cuts Caught in Congressional Crossfire (The Trucker)
  • Women’s Bike Summit Exceeds Wildest Dreams (Bike League)
  • Transit-Oriented Development Threatens Gentrification in DC’s Ward 7 (Transpo Nation)
  • LaHood OK’s Tolling on Virginia’s New Express Lanes (WTOP)
  • If a Big Box Store Sheds Its Big Box, Can It Be a Positive Part of the City? (GGW)
  • LA as Straphanger’s Paradise (Slate)
  • Yes, the Planet Is Urbanizing. But Does It Need to Sprawl? (MNN)
  • If Resources Were This Easy to Come By, What Would You Do For Your City? (Next American City)
  • Would You Be More Likely to Rent Out Your Home, Your Car, or Your Bike? (Good)

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Today’s Headlines

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A Friendly Reminder That Bike-Ped Still Isn’t Safe in Congress (LAB) Harry Reid Would Fold Student Loan Interest Extensions Into Transpo Bill (Hill) Boehner Floats Possibility of 6-Month Transpo Extension, to Boxer’s Chagrin (Reuters, WaPo) Secretary LaHood: Distracted Driving at Level of National Epidemic (TranspoNation) Houston Moves Forward With New Commuter Rail Line (Transpo Nation) […]

Gehl on Wheels

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The Jan Gehl product roll-out continues apace. Last week, WNYC. This week, New York Magazine. Word has it Gehl’s team will be presenting Department of Transportation brass with some pretty big ideas for street space re-allocation. In the meantime, enjoy another interview with everyone’s favorite Danish urban designer: Can New York really be tamed? I […]

Bike Shops: The Unsung Heroes of the Cycling Movement

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Around the Streetsblog Network today: Bike Shops Get People Cycling: Greater Greater Washington posted a great video this weekend on the importance of neighborhood bike shops, particularly in low-income communities, to encouraging people to bike regularly. In the video, Milwaukee Bicycle Works Director Keith Holt explains that if children from an impoverished community can’t access […]

Today’s Headlines

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Obama: Cheap Gas Won’t Last Forever (Detroit News) Boxer Tells GOP to Focus on Transpo Bill, Not Keystone (The Hill) Prospects Dimming for Minneapolis Light Rail (StarTrib) Another GOP Senator Agrees That Gas Tax Hike Is “On the Table” (The Hill) Mapping Chicago’s Big TOD Projects (Curbed Chicago) Deadline Nears for Alaska Borough to Pay […]

Just Give Us a Place to Park Our Bikes

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Anyone who regularly uses a bicycle for transportation in the United States knows the feeling — the nagging anxiety about what will happen when you arrive at your destination, especially if it’s a place you’ve never been on your bike before. Will there be a place to lock up? Will security guards be helpful or […]