Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Poised to Survive “Sequestered” Budget Cuts (T4America)
  • Amtrak Test Expected to Match U.S. Speed Record in Preparation for HSR Plans (Baltimore Sun)
  • U.S. DOT Extends Comment Period Due to Overwhelming Response (Keep It Coming!) (TID)
  • The Economist: Are We Already at “Peak Car”?
  • Happy Birthday, Critical Mass! (KQED)
  • I’m An A**hole Bike Rider But You Hate Me Because of Your Own Illogical Mind (Slate)
  • California Lawmakers Don’t Even Blink Before OK’ing Self-Driving Google Cars (Bay Citizen)
  • Cafe Owner Spends $20K to Clean Up Vacant Lot, Philly Gets Mad (AP, Atlantic Cities)
  • Somebody Reasonable Debates Randal O’Toole on the Future of MARTA in Atlanta (AJC)
  • Maryland Toiling Away at Smart Growth Plans (Gazette)
  • Bike Sharing and Parking Come Standard With Office Space From This Philly Developer (Inquirer)
  • Look Closely and See Signs of a Comeback in Downtown Detroit (FastCoDesign)

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To Understand the Rage in Charlotte, Look to the History of Its Roads (ThinkProgress) G-7 Welcomes U.S. Driverless Car Guidelines (Seattle Times) Voters in NJ, Illinois Could Opt to Protect Transportation Funds (Governing) BRT Posed as Answer to Miami’s Traffic Congestion (Miami Herald) If DC Metro Cancels Late-Night Service, Can Uber and Lyft Fill the Gap? (WaPo) […]

Philly Advocates Rally to Demand 30 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

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Philly residents can’t wait any longer for safe bikeways. Yesterday, at a rally in the central city, dozens of people gathered to demand 30 miles of protected bike lanes, and soon. Jim Saksa at Plan Philly reports on the campaign to ensure Mayor Jim Kenney makes good on his promise of better bike infrastructure: The online petition, drafted by urbanist political action […]

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Why Is Germany (and Europe) Afraid of Uber? (WaPo) Gabe Klein Becomes COO of “Pop-Up” Bus Service Bridj (BostInno) The Rise of Poverty in the Suburbs (Slate) Amtrak Exec Asks Feds to Help With Freight-Related Delays (The Hill) Historian Steven Conn Traces the Roots of Anti-Urbanism (Pacific Standard) Lowering Fares Won’t Solve All Problems for […]