Today’s Headlines

  • Boston City Council Votes to Lower Speed Limit to 20 MPH on Most Streets (Universal Hub)
  • Google, Uber, and Ford Launch Self-Driving Car Lobby (Tech Wire)
  • D Magazine: Does Texas’s Newly Free-Flowing SH 161 Disprove “Induced Demand?”
  • Driver Critically Injures 6-Year-Old Akron Boy on Bike; Victim “Won’t Be Cited” (Plain Dealer)
  • Seattleites Disappointed With New Five-Year Bike Plan (The Stranger)
  • Uber Preparing to Exit Houston Because of Its Rules (Texas Tribune)
  • Arkansas Posts Depressing Videos of Downtown Little Rock Highway Widening Plan (Arkansas Online)
  • Akron’s New Planning Director Wants to Put the City’s Roads on a Diet (Crain’s Cleveland)
  • WSJ: Increase Housing Density to Lower Rents in Cities
  • The “Car-Free” Neighborhood Design for a German Suburb (Fast Company)
  • gneiss

    Kudos to Boston city leaders for lowering their speed limit! There is going to be lots of push back from motorists, but this has the potential to a more effective way of reducing pedestrians fatalities and serious injuries than just about any other policy they could implement.

  • davistrain

    Regarding the “Car-Free” neighborhood in Mannheim, Germany. The developer of this new suburb is “Traumhaus” which is German for “Dreamhouse”.

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