Today’s Headlines

  • APTA Boss Michael Melaniphy Resigns (Railway Age)
  • San Diego Divided Over Sales Tax for Transpo (LA Times)
  • Just-Launched Kansas City Streetcar Sparks Development (KMBC)
  • Largest Bike-Share Operator in U.S. Now Making Bikes in Detroit (Fast Co.Exist)
  • Delaware Bill Focuses on Transit-Friendly Communities (AP)
  • Tacoma Light Rail Rides Will Be Free Until 2022 Extension (Progressive Railroading)
  • Miami Herald: It’s High Time to Legalize Uber, Lyft
  • How Moving Can Break Your Car Commuting Habits (CityLab)
  • Amtrak Looks to Clear Choke Points in Maryland (Baltimore Sun)
  • Kevin Love

    The CityLab article is an excellent example of the principle of “correlation does not equal causation.”

    The article shows that people in the UK who moved recently have lower rates of car use than people who moved longer ago in time. Therefore “Moving can break your car commuting habits.”

    Please note that this is UK data. And the trend in the last few years is to move to London, which is booming. It costs more to pay for car parking in London than to buy the car itself… OK, I exaggerate a bit, but not much. Car parking, the congestion charge and the fact that the streets were definitely not made for cars all strongly discourage car use in London.

    To sum up, people in the UK who moved years in the past tended to move to places that were not London. People who moved more recently tended to move to London.

    That is why more recent movers have a lower car usage rate.


AAA Releases Bike Safety PSA at Bike Summit

Why would a representative from AAA be the keynote speaker at the National Bike Summit? “It may seem surprising,” admitted Bike League President Andy Clarke.  And even AAA PR Director Yolanda Cade acknowledged that the 750 bicyclists in the room may be asking themselves, “‘Why is AAA here today?'” After all, she said, “We do have ‘Automobile’ […]

Today’s Headlines

Bixi, Which Makes Equipment for Several Bike-Share Systems, Files for Bankruptcy (Tribune) Therese McMillan to Take Rogoff’s Place, For Now, at FTA (PR) GOP Sen. Roy Blunt Takes Another Stab at an Infrastructure Bank (Blunt) Here’s What You Missed at TRB (Planetizen) Road-Binging States Experience Less Economic Growth (Planetizen) Tampa to Unveil Bike-Share Branding Today […]

Today’s Headlines

DC Releases Vision Zero Plans (Greater Greater Washington) California Says Self-Driving Cars Must Have a Driver Behind the Wheel (LA Times) SF Supervisors Pass “Idaho Stop” But Mayoral Veto Looms (KQED News) Is a Raised Bike Lane a Protected Bike Lane? (SF Chronicle) Alliance for Biking and Walking Having Financial Trouble (Bike Portland) Savannah Considering […]

Alta Chief: Bike-Share Expansions Unlikely in 2014

Despite continually growing ridership, Alta Bicycle Share-operated bike-share systems across America will probably not be adding bikes or docks this year. The bankruptcy of Montreal-based Public Bike Share Company, known as Bixi, which developed and manufactured the equipment that Alta’s systems use, has disrupted the supply chain that numerous cities were pinning their expansion plans […]

Bike Lanes Everywhere You Look

There’s a lot of buzz about bike lanes around the network today. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia links to a local TV news story about how illegally parked cars and even construction materials are frequently blocking newly created bike lanes in that city. The view from the bike lane in Philadelphia. Photo by Bikes […]

Space Hogs Where You Live

It’s time for another slide show from the Streetsblog Network. Last time, we asked you for images of bike traffic from around the country. You can see the result here. This time, we were looking for pictures of cars and other motor vehicles hogging space. And boy, did you deliver. We had dozens of submissions […]