Today’s Headlines

  • LaHood to Talk Light Rail in Detroit (Free Press)
  • A Plea to Make Reducing the Death Toll on American Streets a Presidential Priority (NYT)
  • Will the Proposed I-11 Be “The Last American Superhighway”? (Next American City)
  • Experts: Pittsburgh Has Ingredients for Smart Transit (Post-Gazette)
  • Feds Give $75M to Extend Mesa, AZ Light Rail (Republic, AP)
  • CNN Looks at the Long Brotherhood of Politics and Railways
  • Smart Growth Group Takes Issue with GMU Study on D.C. Commuting
  • In California, Gas Prices Drive Growth of Cycling, But Don’t Increase Transit Use in North County
  • Louisville, KY Celebrates “Open Streets” Movement (Courier Journal)
  • Can a Cardboard Bicycle Change the World? (CNBC)

 

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Despite Shuster’s Rejection, Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg, The Hill) Congressional Investigation on Rail Safety Begins Today (Prairie Business) Indiana House Committee Votes 11-1 to Fund Transit (Star) Midwest Dominates EPA Smart Growth Awards (American City & Country) Anti-Gentrification Activists in San Francisco Seattle Protest Google Microsoft Bus (Atlantic Cities) Active Trans […]

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Walkable Neighborhoods Shouldn’t Be Reserved For Top Earners (Good) State-Local Power Struggles as Intense as Ever (AtlanticCities) Oregon Report Proposes Bicycle User Fee to Generate Revenue for Transpo (BikePortland) After 100 Years in Erie, GE Transportation Will Move Headquarters to Chicago (Tribune) Transit Cuts Hit Poor, Elderly Riders Hardest in Upstate New York (Next American […]

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NACTO to Release New Street Design Guide (Next American City) The Slow-But-Sure Progress of High-Speed Rail Across the U.S. (NBC News) Memphis Weighs Gas Tax to Fund Public Transpo (WREG) WaPo Is Pretty Impressed With New Metro Rail Car The Tennessean: Nashville’s Vitality Depends on Transit Growth The Pilot: Va. Beach Should Vote Yes to […]

Our Car-Based Environments Are Making Us Sick

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Behind some of America’s most pressing health problems — obesity, diabetes, depression — there’s an often ignored culprit: a built environment that is hostile to active lifestyles. As the U.S. medical industry pours billions into treating epidemic diseases, it is merely addressing the symptoms of “deep-rooted structural issues” while neglecting the underlying causes, says Dr. […]

Our Car-Based Environments Are Making Us Sick

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Behind some of America’s most pressing health problems — obesity, diabetes, depression — there’s an often ignored culprit: a built environment that is hostile to active lifestyles. As the U.S. medical industry pours billions into treating epidemic diseases, it is merely addressing the symptoms of “deep-rooted structural issues” while neglecting the underlying causes, says Dr. […]

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Road Builders Ratchet Up Pressure on Congress (Politico) EPA Punts on Release of New Auto Emission Standards (The Hill) Air Pollution Kills Millions of People Each Year (USA Today) Brace Yourself: More Pain on the Horizon for Cities (NYT) Utah Mulls Transit-Oriented Growth (Salt Lake Tribune) Meanwhile, New Jersey Has Second Thoughts About Smart Growth (NJ […]