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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The street re-surfacing men and machinery were out in force in Soho last night. Houston Street Bike Safety Initiative Director Ian Dutton snapped this photo on Prince Street. Once the street is repaved, the Department of Transportation will stripe the hotly debated Prince and Bleecker Street bike lanes. Lower Manhattan’s newest east-west bike route is […]

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In Austin, Voters Shoot Down Uber, Lyft Plan to Self-Regulate (USA Today) Kansas City Celebrates Streetcar Opening After Years of Planning (KC Star) How Did Boston’s Green Line Extension Go Off the Rails? (Boston Globe) Light Rail or Elevated Expressways for Vegas? (Review-Journal) Rail Fans Communicate to DC Metro Riders When WMATA Can’t/Won’t (WTOP) The Push for a […]

More Urban Developers Question the Wisdom of Building Parking

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