Today’s Headlines

  • How Equity Can Factor Into Downtown Revitalization (Next City)
  • Seattle’s the First U.S. City to Let Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize (Seattle Times)
  • In The Hill, Former Transpo Secretaries Praise Bipartisan Bill
  • Connecticut Plays Key Role in Amtrak’s Scheme to Modernize (Hartford Courant)
  • Downtown Chicago Gets Its First BRT Corridor Next Week (Streetsblog Chicago)
  • U.S. Sees Mixed Results With Stimulus-Fueled Streetcar Projects (Bloomberg)
  • Why Urbanists Should Feel Good About Houston’s New Mayor (Next City)
  • The New DC Metro Chief’s Plans for Fixing a Troubled System (WaPo)
  • What a City’s Skyline Says About Its Energy Efficiency (MIT Tech Review)
  • San Diego Trib: Transit-Centric Growth Critical for Climate Plan
  • How Smart City Tech Could Combat Traffic Collisions (Tech Crunch)

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Denver Tech Companies’ Number 1 Demand: Bike Lanes

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First Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel famously threatened to steal Seattle’s tech workers with protected bike lanes. Then Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn fired back saying the city would use protected bike lanes to keep them there. Today, Michael Andersen at People for Bikes reports that Denver wants in on the competition. Tami Door, president of the […]

Chicago Business Owner: No Protected Bike Lanes Is a Dealbreaker

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As our Chicago readers are well aware, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike infrastructure a key part of his economic strategy. Since Emanuel took office, Chicago has been adding protected bike lanes perhaps faster than any city in the United States. The famously sharp-tongued Emanuel has even pledged to attract businesses from other cities, notably […]

Will Rahm Emanuel Show America What BRT Can Do?

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With impressive urgency, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent his first months in office retooling and reconfiguring how the “City That Works” works. Emanuel’s energy is evident in changes from beat-cop deployment to the push for a longer school day, but perhaps the mayor’s most tangible efforts can be seen in his ambitious transportation agenda. […]

Today’s Headlines

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There’s a Slew of Vacancies in Top U.S. Transpo Positions (The Hill) New FRA Head Gets High Marks from Congress (WaPo) Construction Begins on Downtown Chicago BRT (Sun Times) 12 Studies That Confirm the Economic Value of Adding Bike Lanes (City Lab) GGW: With Streetcar Plans in Doubt, New DC Mayor Needs to Commit to […]

Today’s Headlines

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U.S. DOT Announces $500 Million Round of TIGER Funding (Times Picayune) Arkansas Officials Reject Proposal to Turn I-30 in Little Rock Into a Boulevard (Arkansas Online) Indianapolis Working on Its First Pedestrian Plan (Fox59) SOV Commuting Drops on Colorado Highway, Carpooling and Bus Riding Rise (BizWest) Controversy Around London’s “Garden Bridge” Plan (City Metric) How Much of Toronto’s […]