Today’s Headlines

  • Congress, D.C. Metro Fight Over Where Additional Funding Will Come From (Roll Call)
  • Idaho Driver Exam Now Covers Safely Driving on Streets With Cyclists, Pedestrians (Spokesman-Review)
  • New Jersey Will Run Out of Money for Road, Rail Projects This Summer (NJ.com)
  • Capital Bikeshare to Offer $5 Annual Memberships to Low-Income Subscribers (City Paper)
  • Dallas Observer: To Build a Better DART, Choose Leaders Who Ride It
  • Former Head of Washington State DOT Hired by Smart Growth America (T4America)
  • OhioDOT: Lowering Speed Limit “Not Justified” on Road With 9 Deaths in 8 Years (NewsNet5)
  • Uber Received 415 Requests for Data From Law Enforcement in 2nd Half of 2015 (The Hill)
  • Detroit Parents, Kids Endure Extreme Commutes for Better Schools (Chalkbeat)

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Appeals for courtesy between drivers and cyclists and pedestrians are pretty standard fare for traffic safety campaigns. In London, it’s “Share the Road.” In Utah, they have “Respect is a Two-Way Street.” Is this the best we can do? Robert Wright at the Invisible Visible Man was thinking this over after a taxi driver nearly struck […]

How Road Planners Fail Neighborhoods

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Why do neighborhood groups — especially in low-income areas — have such a hard time influencing the design of major road projects? An interesting case study from the University of Colorado-Denver sheds some light. To examine the barriers to incorporating public health principles into transportation planning, researchers studied the Allied-Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, a disadvantaged but […]