Today’s Headlines

  • Bill to Allow Atlanta ‘Burbs to Vote on MARTA Expansion Goes to Governor (AJC)
  • NJ Lawmaker Wants to Ticket Pedestrians Who Text and Walk (
  • Charleston to Begin “Test” Bike Lane Period on Important Bridge (Post & Courier)
  • Study: Portland’s Proposed “Rapid Bus” Would Be Slower Than Existing Buses (OPB)
  • Seattle Mayor: Young People Need to Speak Out for Sustainable Transportation (Seattle Times)
  • West Hartford Residents: Five-Story Buildings Will Ruin the Neighborhood (Courant)
  • Uber Signups Spiked During D.C. Metro Closure (The Hill)
  • Former Toronto Mayor and Famous Bike Lane Opponent Rob Ford Dies of Cancer (HuffPo Canada)
  • Andria Simmons Brooks

    Hey FYI that first headline is incorrect – not sure where you got it from – but the bill that would allow for a public vote on MARTA expansion is actually still pending in the Georgia Legislature. The bill referenced in this story is a separate one. It’s not about MARTA expansion. It’s about requiring a public vote for any other types of transit expansion in metro Atlanta (the headline we used was: “No public transit without public vote”), and particularly bus rapid transit in Cobb County. I know because I wrote the story.

  • Quite honestly, five-story buildings would be out-of-character in my neighborhood too.


Chicago, Seattle Mayors Spar Over Bike Lanes, Tech Workers

Nothing like a little friendly competition between mayors. It seems a feud of sorts has developed between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn over who can build the best bike lanes. At a speech in December marking the opening of the Dearborn Street protected bike lanes, Emanuel boasted that Chicago was going […]

Green Lane Project Picks Six New Cities to Make Big Progress on Bikeways

More than 100 cities applied for the second round of the Green Lane Project, the program that helps cities build better bike infrastructure, including protected lanes. People for Bikes, which runs the program, announced its selections for round two today: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. “The selected cities have ambitious goals and a vision for […]

What Will It Take to Save Bike-Share in Seattle?

Seattle’s bike-share system, Pronto, is in trouble. Pronto is currently run as a private non-profit, but to continue operations, it needs a $1.4 million injection of city funds by the end of March, Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Bike Blog reports. The system’s ridership has not met projections — in a city with a mandatory helmet law, that’s not very […]

Denver Tech Companies’ Number 1 Demand: Bike Lanes

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 […]

The Hunt for the Worst Bike Lane in the Midwest

I’m sure everyone has a personal “bike route” nemesis in their city. Mine, for instance, is the bike lane that exists only for the length of an important bridge but also switches lanes without warning in the middle of the bridge. (This also occurs right at the height of the bridge, where’s it’s difficult to […]

Today’s Headlines

Hartford BRT Debuts in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) Foxx, Shuster Work Together on Transpo Funding Quagmire (The Hill) DC Mayor Sticks With Streetcar, But There’s a Lot of Work Ahead (WaPo) St. Paul Lays Out Ambitious Plans for Biking (MPR News) Nashville’s Mayoral Hopefuls Take on Transit After Death of BRT (Tennessean) Boston’s Bike Director Departs for Seattle […]