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    It’s Atlanta’s future–Georgia’s future–that is in jeopardy as state leaders remain committed to expensive interchange rebuilds despite the “referendum loss.”

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The Hidden Benefits of Schlepping Groceries

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If you don’t have a car, then you’re probably familiar with the fine art that is grocery shopping on bike or foot — what to buy, what to pass on (jumbo bags of toilet paper, for example). Well, isn’t it nice to know that gasoline savings aren’t the only reward for your troubles? Today Rob […]

It’s OK to Build Transit-Oriented Development Before Transit

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Which should come first: transit or transit-oriented development? Streetsblog San Francisco reported Monday that residents of Mountain View, California, are trying to figure out how to accommodate thousands of tech employees without overwhelming local transportation infrastructure. One-fourth of all workers in Mountain View travel to and from an office district that houses Google, LinkedIn, and […]

Transit Opponents Fight Ballot Measures With the Language of Tech Futurism

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Today’s a huge day for transit on local ballots. Ballot measures in Detroit, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Seattle, and Los Angeles, among other places, could significantly expand transit access for millions of people. In many of these cities, transit opponents have seized on the same feeble argument: Investment in transit isn’t needed because soon Uber and Lyft and self-driving cars will […]

Why Isn’t Traffic Reduction a Top Public Health Concern?

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Earlier this week, Ken Archer at Greater Greater Washington posted this revealing graphic showing the relationship between the amount of driving we do in the United States and the death toll on our roads. Even as conventional traffic safety techniques have made driving less deadly, the rise in miles driven knocked back those improvements. It […]