Today’s Headlines

  • The Economist’s “Gulliver” Blog Echoes Brookings’ Call  to Eliminate Amtraks’ Long Routes 
  • VIDEO: Bike-Builder Georgena Terry Kicks Off Women’s Bike Forum (Bike League
  • Disabled Vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth Calls Bicycles a Great “Leveler” (Bike Portland)
  • On the Heels of Virginia Decision, Maryland Leaders Announce Transportation Plan (WBAL)
  • Coalition for Smarter Growth Dreams Big, Maps Out a Plan For Next Gen DC Transit (GGW)
  • DDOT Proposes Bike Boulevards For Upper Northwest (Wash Cycle)
  • 73 Wisconsin Businesses Benefit From HSR Line Gov. Walker Rejected (Cap Times)
  • Is Hawaii’s $15 Bicycle Tax Too High? (
  • Washington Rep. Backs Down on Crazy Talk on Cycling and CO2 (NewserBike Portland)
  • ConcordMonitor Pushes For Hike in New Hampshire Gas Tax For Two Reasons
  • Instead of Building Airports Outside Cities, Build Cities Around Airports? (Guardian)
  • A New Kind of Pedestrian Map (Polis)


Revisiting the Idea of a Bicycle Tax

The city of Tucson has some nice-looking bicycle infrastructure. Now the City Council is looking at imposing bike registration fees, even though the system wouldn’t even pay for itself. (Photo: Steven Vance via Flickr) Two different methods of making bicycle riders pay for roads came over the feed on the Streetsblog Network over the last […]

Today’s Headlines

Obama to Call for Shifting Transportation Away from Oil (WaPo) Why are Gas Taxes “Back in Fashion”? (Reuters) London’s New Bike Plan Takes Some Cues from Portland (Bike Portland) Shuster Sums Up Yesterday’s MAP-21 Hearing Rail Traffic = Humming Economy (Business Insider) Missouri Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax for Transpo (AP) California Assembly Member Targets High-Speed […]

Today’s Headlines

No New Transpo Secretary Yet, But the Buzz Is Still All About Deborah Hersman (WaPo) Buy America Fight Returns to Congress (National Journal) Behind the Veil at U.S. DOT: A Tour for Bike Advocates (Bike Portland) Here’s an Idea: Rake in Transpo Revenues and Bankrupt Everything Else ( With the Feds Out of the Picture, […]

Bike, Ped Improvements Part of Portland’s Stimulus Plan

A couple of hopeful pieces of news from the Pacific Northwest, courtesy of Streetsblog Network member Bike Portland. First off, their fair city has put some exciting bike/ped improvements in its stimulus package request, including the design and construction of a bike-and-pedestrian-only bridge, as well as Portland’s first-ever cycle track. The plans call for starting […]

2008: Year of the Bicycle?

Ahead of this week’s National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, syndicated columnist Neal Peirce wonders if 2008 will be "bicycling’s best year since the start of the auto age." He writes about developments promoting the bicycle as a legitimate form of transportation around the world, many of which have been featured right here on Streetsblog: […]

A (Quiet) Bike Renaissance in Rockville, Maryland

The DC suburb of Rockville, Maryland, is quietly becoming a bike-friendly city. Greater Greater Washington reports that Rockville advocates and the city have worked together for the last 15 years to expand bike infrastructure. The result: a 68-mile bike network, including 34 miles of separated bikeways, 33 miles of shared lanes, and a multi-use path […]