Today’s Headlines

  • Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Want a 20-Cent Gas Tax Hike (The Hill, Governing, CNN, Politico)
  • Three Ways This Round of TIGER Is Different (Transpo Issues Daily)
  • WaPo Suggests Five Hypotheses to Explain Why More Young People Are Going Car-Free
  • AAA: The Cost of Car Ownership Rises to $9,122 a Year (USA Today)
  • Europe Sells Two Bikes For Every Car (ePedalar)
  • Americans Bought As Many E-Bikes As E-Cars Last Year (Yale Environment 360)
  • 40 Percent of On-the-Job Deaths Due to Transportation Crashes (Not Freak Explosions) (Bloomberg)
  • Toronto Discusses How to Handle Bixi’s Debt Problem (Star)
  • Fort Worth Bike-Share Launches (Star-Telegram)
  • Madison Gets Creative With Trike-Share — Cargo Bikes By the Hour (B-Cycle)
  • Americans Believe Global Warming Is Real, They Just Don’t Really Care (WaPo)
  • Texas Instruments, Peace Corps, World Bank Named Bike-Friendly Businesses (Bike League)
  • Walking Can Help Stave Off Dementia, If You Don’t Get Hit By a Car First (Atlantic Cities)


Less Affluent Americans More Likely to Bike for Transportation

Who are bike improvements for? That can be a contentious question in cities where the implementation of bike infrastructure is associated with affluent white people. But as the above chart from Michael Andersen at People for Bikes shows, lower-income Americans are actually more likely than wealthy people to use a bike to get to work: […]

Census: American Bike Commuting Up Nine Percent in 2012

Congratulations, America. We’re biking to work more than ever before. We’ve known for a while that Americans are driving less than they used to, even as the economy grows. And just about every quarter, the American Public Transportation Association delivers more stats about increasing transit ridership. Now the Census brings another measure of Americans’ shifting transportation […]

Why Aren’t American Bike-Share Systems Living Up to Their Potential?

As policy director at the New York City Department of Transportation from 2007 to June, 2014, Jon Orcutt shepherded the nation’s largest bike-share system through the earliest stages of planning, a wide-ranging public engagement process, and, last year, the rollout of hundreds of Citi Bike stations. That makes Orcutt, formerly of Transportation Alternatives and the Tri-State Transportation […]

Today’s Headlines

LaHood Tells Govs: “Congress Needs to Find $500 or $600 billion and Pass a 5-Year Bill” (Detroit News) LaHood Promises $185M in Federal Funds For New York Gateway Project (Railway Gazette) NHTSA Looks to Future of Self-Driving Cars, Seeks to Regulate It (LAT) More Crumbling Bridges, This Time Over the Columbia Gorge (Boise Weekly) Moscow, […]