Today’s Headlines

  • 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 for the Tune-Up, Stay for the Espresso and the Massage: Bike Shops as Community Centers (WSJ)
  • Fewer Crashes With Green Protected Bike Lane in Long Beach (Press-Telegram)
  • Beyond “Interested But Concerned”: Another Way to Categorize Cyclists (Forbes)
  • Could Smog Push China Toward a Carbon Tax? (NYT)
  • I mostly closely fit the “dedicated cyclist” definition, but I hate riding in traffic. I do it anyway because it sucks less than driving or taking public transit where I live, but I really do hate it, and would switch to a dedicated path the moment one came available along my route.

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Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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A new survey [PDF] by researchers at UC Berkeley and published in Access Magazine sheds light on how bike-share systems interact with transit. Researchers Susan Shaheen and Elliot Martin surveyed more than 10,000 bike-share riders in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington, DC. Like previous surveys have shown, Shaheen and Martin found that a significant number of bike-share users reduce car use. But their […]

Today’s Headlines

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Janette Sadik-Khan: The Bike Wars Are Over, and the Bikes Won (NY Mag) Boston Transit OKs Fare Hike Amid Protests (Boston.com) How Uber and Lyft Can Help Transit Agencies (Brookings) States Start Prepping for Driverless Cars (Governing) St. Paul’s Varied Paths for Transit-Oriented Development (The Line) Governing: BRT’s Not as Sexy as Light Rail, But Don’t […]

Going the Last Mile by Bike

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This newer style bike rack on AC Transit in Oakland, California, can carry three bikes rather than two. (Photo: AC Transit.org via Flickr) There’s a great discussion going on over at Jarrett Walker’s Human Transit blog about how to integrate cycling with transit to solve the persistent "last mile" problem. It’s one of the biggest […]

Today’s Headlines

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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 (Cyclelicio.us) With the Feds Out of the Picture, […]

Transit in Trouble Where You Live

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Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: We love transit. Love love love. But that’s why we hate it so much when transit infrastructure and transit riders are neglected. And they are. The nation’s buses and trains and light rail are too often underfunded, dismissed, vandalized and disrespected. Transit riders deserve better. We […]

Today’s Headlines

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First $390M Released in Sandy Aid for Transpo Systems (WSJ) …But Sequester Means Less Money for Transit Recovery (Transpo Nation) NH House Votes for Gas Tax Increase (AP, Patch), as Texas Weighs Sales Tax for Transpo (Tribune) From the Bike Summit: “Bikes Mean Business” (Bike Portland) Berkeley Study: Why People Give Up on Public Transit (Forbes) Streetcar […]