Today’s Headlines

  • Smart Growth Champion Brian Schatz Wins Close Senate Primary (NYT)
  • NJ Record: Christie Needs to Redeem ARC Tunnel Decision With Action
  • Toronto Sun and Star Examine the True Costs of Congestion and Transit
  • Still No Opening Date for Silver Spring’s Delayed Transit Center (WaPo)
  • How Fast Do We Really Want Trains to Go? (BBC)
  • Referendum in Helena, Montana, Would Fund Non-Motorized Transpo (Independent Record)
  • How Bluffton, South Carolina, Became a Smart Growth Innovator (Post and Courier)
  • New Urbanism Tries to Rekindle Community in the Suburbs (Salon)
  • A Look at the Laws and Etiquette Regarding Bicycles on the Sidewalk (Sac Bee)
  • Just One Cyclist Complaint Got This Property Owner to Stop Cutting Locks (National PostStar)
  • The Obamas Go Biking on Vacation (Cape Cod Times)
  • Bolwerk

    FYI, that Toronto Sun article is an op-ed by a mayoral candidate hoping to unseat Rob Ford, and probably does not reflect the paper’s position.

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