Today’s Headlines

  • Are More Cyclists Dying Because There Are More Cyclists? (LAT)
  • Transit Ridership Keeps On Rising — So Don’t Do Anything Stupid, Congress (APTA)
  • Six Reasons Why We Need a Carbon Tax (The Hill)
  • Surprise! Grover Norquist Is Against Raising the Gas Tax (WaPo)
  • Millenials’ Urban Leanings Jump-Start Rental Apartment Boom (Mobilizing the Region)
  • In Which We All Turn Green With Envy Over Portland’s 10.3% Bike-to-School Rate (BikePortland)
  • Philly Feels Left Out of the Bike-Share Trend, Wants Its Own System (CBS)
  • Tax Transit-Oriented Development in Connecticut to Pay For Road Projects? (Hartford Courant)
  • Let’s Price Parking Like Gasoline (Or Better Yet, With Market Pricing) And Move On (GGW)
  • “Trying to Market a City Without Transit Is Like Trying to Sell a Cell Phone Without a Camera” (NJ)
  • China’s Pedestrian Roundabout Shows What Non-Auto-Oriented Infrastructure Can Be (Inthralld)

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AAA Projected More Driving This Labor Day Weekend (The Hill) New FTA Guidance Incentivizes Affordable Housing Near Transit (Rooflines) Arlington, Texas, Loses Distinction of Biggest U.S. City Without Transit (Wired) Infographic: “Pushing a Ton of Metal to Move 200 Lbs. of Flesh is Insanely Inefficient” (Treehugger) How Bike-Share Can Close Cycling’s Gender Gap (Good) Come […]

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