Today’s Headlines

  • New Bill in U.S. House and Senate Would Turn North Carolina Roads Into Interstates (Sun Journal)
  • Will MO Transpo Projects Move Forward Despite Defeat of Amendment 7? No. Maybe. (Globe, LNO)
  • Bike Lanes, Bike Share, and Better Transit Coming to Raleigh? (North Raleigh News)
  • Ensuring the CEQA Tail No Longer Wags the Planning Dog (CPDR)
  • San Francisco Cracking Down on Employers Failing to Offer Transit Benefit (Examiner)
  • Denver’s Top City Planner Drives an Hour to Work Every Day From His Farm (Post)
  • Has Dallas Already Nixed the Idea of Replacing I-345 With a Boulevard? (Morning News)
  • Georgia Study: Traffic Up 14 Percent With School Back in Session (AJC)
  • Seattle Bike-Share Coming “Pronto” (King 5)
  • Confusion Over Indy Bike-Share Fees Lead to Huge Overtime Charges (AP)
  • A Next Technological Step Forward Before the Advent of the Driverless Car? (In the Capital)
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    The Economist had a hit piece on streetcars that reads like “Reason” Foundation


Portland Bike-Share Ready to Roll Thanks to $10 Million From Nike

“Huge” is how Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland described the news yesterday that Nike will sponsor Portland’s upcoming bike-share system to the tune of $10 million. Bike-share has taken much longer than expected to get off the ground in Portland. With Nike’s sponsorship, the city will be moving forward with a bigger network than it’s been planning. The […]

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, […]

Today’s Headlines

Durham-Orange Light Rail Moves Forward (News & Observer) Will Providence Get Bypassed in Northeast Rail Plan? (RI Future) Walkability Often Comes With Higher Rent (Forbes) Red Line Funding Isn’t a Sure Thing for Indianapolis (Indy Star) Richmond’s BRT to Serve as Backbone for Region’s Transit Goals (Times-Dispatch) Toronto’s Transit-Centric Future Vision (Globe and Mail) Ford […]

Expanding Toronto Bike Share Aims to Bridge the Last Kilometre

Promising news today from Toronto. Todd Harrison at Spacing Toronto says the city’s bike-share system is expanding thanks to an infusion of funds from Ontario. The best part: Docking stations will be sited near transit stops to bridge “the first and last kilometres.” Harrison sees the move as an indication that Bike Share Toronto will, for the […]

Two Very Different Ways Bike-Share Benefits Transit

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 […]