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  • Ben Ross

    The planned development near Shady Grove is less than a mile from the famous intersection that takes 8 1/2 minutes to cross. Unless the county transportation department changes its policies, this project will have a hard time being walkable.

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Decades-Old Transportation Priorities Still Shape Dallas Metro (Next City) Foxx Promoted Walk to School Day in Hometown Charlotte (WCNC) Survey Ranks Seattle, Boston Tops for Pedestrian-Safety, Detroit Lowest (Boston Globe, Metro Times) In Arkansas, Shuster Talks Highway Trust Fund Options (Arkansas News) The Major Challenges in Shifting Away From Car-Oriented Cities (CityLab) Report: Atlanta Development Clustering Around Transit (Atlanta Biz […]

Today’s Headlines

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The Associated Press Examines the Rise of Protected Bike Lanes A Look at the Opportunities and Challenges of Vision Zero in American Cities (Fast.co) Megaproject Expert Says Transit Cost Estimates Are Getting More Realistic (MassTransitMag) Sonar Device Helps Nab Drivers Who Pass Cyclists to Closely (Fast.co) Shanghai Taking Action to Limit Sprawl (Global Times) First of Atlanta’s Six […]