Today’s Headlines

  • Barcelona’s “Superblocks” Concept Would Limit Cars to Major Thoroughfares (Guardian)
  • Top 5 “Infrastructure Emergencies” Include Metrorail, Gateway Tunnel (The Hill)
  • Denver Highway Opponents Protest Outside Anthony Foxx’s “Smart City” Visit to Denver (Denver Post)
  • Kansas City Streetcar Carried 57,000 Riders Its First Week (KC Star)
  • Google to Patent “Flypaper” Innovation to Protect Pedestrians Hit By Self-Driving Cars (Mercury News)
  • Pima County to Limit How Long Pedestrians Can Stand in the Median (Arizona Daily Star)
  • The West’s Natural Lands Are Disappearing to Sprawl (Huffington Post)
  • Houston Mayor Wants Residents to Embrace More Than Cars (Chronicle)

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DOT Narrows “Smart City Challenge” Down to Seven Finalists… (WaPo) …Including Kansas City, Denver, Austin (KC Star, Denver Post, KXAN) LA Would See Range of Major Transit Projects If Voters Approve $120B Tax (LA Times) Report: Feds Aren’t Ready to Regulate Driverless Cars (The Verge) How the New UW Light Rail Station Could Transform Seattle (Seattle Times) […]

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House GOP Rep Says Long-Term Transpo Funding Is Priority (The Hill) People for Bikes Reaches 1 Million Petition Signatures (Bike Portland) How Have Young People’s Commuting Habits Changed Since 1980? (Next City) Atlanta Streetcar Won’t Open This Weekend as Planned (Atlanta Biz Journal) Tulsa Wants New Passenger Rail to Reach Downtown (Newson6) Apple Works on […]

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Seattle Leaders Seem Determined to Continue Highly Troubled Highway Tunnel Megaproject (NextCity) CBO: Highway Trust Fund Will Be Short $168 Billion by 2025 (AASHTO Journal) Next City: Urbanists Everywhere Should be Fighting for D.C. Statehood Columbus, Ohio, to Get Protected Bike Lane (Columbus Underground via Streetsblog Ohio) Broward County, Florida, Commits to Doubling Bike Lanes to […]

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St. Louis Gets Federal Grant to Study North-South Transit Line (St. Louis Business Journal) Driver Smashes Into Columbus Day Protest in Reno; Gazette-Journal: They “Didn’t Have Permit” Truck Driver Struck and Killed Babysitter Pushing Stroller in Cincinnati (Enquirer) Seattle Times: Self-Driving Cars Aren’t the Answer to Every Transportation Problem Mercedes Says Its Self-Driving Cars Will Prioritize Saving […]

Will US DOT’s Self-Driving Car Rules Make Streets Safe for Walking and Biking?

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This week, U.S. DOT released guidelines for self-driving cars, a significant step as regulators prepare for companies to bring this new technology to market. Autonomous vehicles raise all sorts of questions about urban transportation systems. It’s up to advocates to ensure that the technology helps accomplish broader goals like safer streets and more efficient use of urban space, […]

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Paris Implements Alternate-Day Driving Restrictions Because Smog Matters to Voters (Reuters) As MAP-21 Winds Down, Rep. Hanna Tries to Tack State Infrastructure Banks Onto It (Little Falls Times) Washington Post Editorial: SNCF Should Build Purple Line Despite Holocaust Past Even the “Concern for Bicyclists’ Safety” Trick Wasn’t Enough to Stop King Street Bike Lane (WTOP) Gov. […]