Today’s Headlines

  • California to Start Buying Land for HSR (AP)
  • Tom Harkin Quits the Senate to Ride His Bike, Take Dance Lessons (WaPo)
  • Bike League Offers a Ride Buddy If the White House Will Let the New Chief of Staff Bike to Work
  • Oregon Looks to Expand BRT (Transpo Nation)
  • When Mayors Talk About Infrastructure, They’re Thinking About Seniors (Politico)
  • Elected Officials Don’t Support Safe Routes to School? Shame Them With This Article (Tribune)
  • Riding Transit Builds Stronger Community Connections (AJC)
  • Exterior Airbags on Cars Could Save Lives of Vulnerable Road Users (Inhabitat)
  • A Beautifully International Look at What Makes Cities Great (Atlantic Cities)
  • Chuck Marohn Doesn’t Buy the Narrative About a Recovering Housing Market (Strong Towns)
  • Just went over the AP wire (via WAMU) that LaHood is stepping down.

  • Nathanael

    Uh-oh.  Tom Harkin is one of the only Senators who’s been serious about making the Senate function; he’s opposed the filibuster nonsense since the 1970s.

    Expect the Senate to go into even more hardcore gridlock.  Since the Senate is capable of blocking practically anything, this is the beginning of the end for the federal government.  States should get ready to operate as if the feds don’t exist….

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Voices From the National Women’s Bicycling Forum

|
For the second year running, the Women’s Bicycling Forum kicked off the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. About 300 people attended, and Streetfilms got to take their pulse on the state of bicycling for women and collect some suggestions about how to grow the number of women who ride. Here’s a sampling of what […]

Boulder Cyclists Ride to Protest Bike Lane Removal

|
Cyclists in Boulder took to the streets yesterday to protest the City Council’s unanimous decision Tuesday night to undo a large chunk of the Folsom Street protected bike lane. A four-to-three-lane road diet and flexible posts to separate the bike lane from traffic had been installed on a 12- to 18-month trial basis, part of what the city called […]

A Promising Start for Minneapolis Bike-Sharing

|
The early data is in on one of the country’s pioneering bike-sharing systems, and it brings some encouraging news. Minneapolis’s Nice Ride, which launched this summer, topped 100,000 trips in its first five months. Crash rates and vandalism were very low. Perhaps most interesting was the effect on driving, reports The Bike-Sharing Blog. Nice Ride […]

Wooing the Hesitant Cyclist

|
There’s an old debate in the bicycling community. Do bike lanes marginalize cyclists and de-legitimize them as road users, as the vehicular cycling camp claims? Or, as advocates of separate bike infrastructure argue, are they essential for mainstreaming cycling as transportation? As more places install dedicated bike infrastructure and see big increases in cycling, the […]

10 Cities That Are Getting “Wired Transportation” Right

|
Which cities are making it easy to catch the next bus without a long wait, hail a ride with an app, or hop on bike-share? According to a new ranking from the Frontier Group and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Austin is leading the pack when it comes to embracing technological innovation that helps people get […]