Today’s Headlines

  • MBTA Approves Boston’s Green Line Extension (Globe)
  • Central Florida Will Use Gas Tax Funds for Transit (Fox 35 Orlando)
  • Pre-Construction Work Begins on Albuquerque’s Bus Rapid Transit, Despite Lawsuits (KRQE)
  • Washington Post Scares People Off Their Bikes
  • Austin Chronicle Writer Takes on Victim-Blaming Culture Around Traffic Collisions
  • Buffalo News: Bike Lanes Are Squeezing Drivers
  • Neighborhood Walkability, Body Mass Index More Closely Linked for Men (MD Magazine)
  • Student Safety Project Results in New Bike Lanes in Sacramento (Sacramento Bee)
  • A Pedestrian Scramble in Georgia (WMAZ)
  • Austin Considering Deregulating the Cab Industry (Statesman)
  • Milwaukee Streetcar to Have Dedicated Lanes (Business Journal)

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NRDC on Why U.S. DOT Should Require States to Measure Carbon Emissions From Transportation Louisiana Congressman Blames Buses for Baton Rouge’s Traffic Problems (Mass Transit) Anthony Foxx Finishes His Tour of the Netherlands (Mass Transit) Does Transit Always Increase Land Value? (CityLab) Sacramento Streetcar Proponents Are Back With a Pricier Plan (Sacramento Bee) Elementary School Students in […]

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Test Run: Amtrak Train to Hit 110 MPH Today in Illinois (HuffPo) Virginia Considers New Models for Transit Funding (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Sacramento Railyards Poised for Rebirth (NRDC Switchboard) Academic Focus on Biking Now Includes Sociology, Anthropology (Inside Higher Ed) When Is It Best to Convert a Rail Line to Another Use? (Pedestrian Observations) Can Tax […]

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Foxx Rejects Federal Oversight for DC Metro (WaPo) Airlines: Don’t Divert TSA Fees for Transpo Bill (Travel Pulse, The Hill) Bipartisan Duo Say Offshore Taxes Are the Only Answer (The Hill) DOT Rule Changes Make It Easier to Add Bike Lanes (Tampa Bay Times) San Diego Votes Today on Big Transit Plans (NBC San Diego) Progressive […]

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Obama to Pitch $300B Infrastructure Plan, Including Tax Overhaul (The Hill, Reuters) Study: Riding Transit Improves Racial, Ethnic Acceptance (Boston Globe) Foxx Affirms Feds’ Commitment to California High-Speed Rail (KPCC) D.C. Plans for 19 Miles of Bike Lanes This Year (Washingtonian) Atlantic Cities: America’s Love of Houses/Car “Enduring and Weird” Feds Approve North Carolina Light Rail […]

DC Inspires Bike Lane Envy With Curb-Protected Cycling

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Here’s a good sign that protected bike lanes are here to stay in American cities: Cities are increasingly trading plastic bollards for concrete curbs, making the lanes a more permanent feature of the landscape. As I reported for People for Bikes last year, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, New York and Portland have all either installed or plan to install curb-protected […]

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The Battles of Blue Cities vs. Red States (Atlantic) States with Most Traffic Deaths Went for Trump in 2016 (Salon) After More Than a Year, DC Metro Chief’s Job Hasn’t Gotten Any Easier (WaPo) Boston vs. Atlanta: Cycling Edition (Bicycling) Industries Divided on Pace of Self-Driving Car Rollout (Seattle Times) Solo Car Commuting on the Rise in Denver […]