Today’s Headlines

  • 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 Awesome New Transit Plan Will Be Built? (Torontoist)
  • Census Commute Mode Share Undercounts Transit Riders (City Observatory)
  • Trends Point to Increasing Urbanization in Vancouver (Vancouver Sun)
  • “The 10 Best States for Pedestrians” (Tech Insider)

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Today’s Headlines

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Michigan OKs $10M Loan for Detroit Streetcar (MLive) Denver’s New Transit Hub Offers Test Case for Two Federal Loan Programs (WSJ) World Bank: China Needs to Increase Density, Not Expand Sprawl (Financial Times) Clock Ticking for Governor’s Stamp on Indy Transit Bill (Indy Star) Meet the Woman in Charge of Salt Lake City Transportation (Atlantic […]

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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 […]

Vancouver Set to Claim Another Bridge Lane for Active Transportation

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In 2009, Vancouver converted a southbound car lane on the west side of the Burrard Bridge to a protected bikeway using concrete dividers, freeing up the sidewalk for pedestrians. On the east side, the city converted the existing sidewalk into a bike path. The three-month experiment defied predictions of carmageddon and became a permanent fixture. Thanks to the protected lane and […]

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More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory) The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC) Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN) Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee) London […]

Vancouver Gives a Bridge Lane to Bikes

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New York isn’t the only city that’s experimenting with closing roads to improve traffic and create better conditions for pedestrians and cyclists. Today, from Streetsblog Network member Human Transit, we hear of a bridge in Vancouver where a lane of car traffic has been given over to cyclists: Happy cyclists coming off the Burrard Bridge […]