Today’s Headlines

  • Sidewalk Labs and Transportation for America Team Up on “Smart Streets” (NextCity)
  • FHWA Releases New Rule Governing Metropolitan Planning Organizations (Progressive Railroading)
  • Atlanta Rolling Out Very Small Bike-Share System Next Week (Atlanta INtown)
  • Arlington Planning Temporary Bus Lanes During Metro Safety Shutdown (WaPo)
  • Columbus Wins $37 Million Federal Grant for BRT Project (Dispatch)
  • Iowa City Wants to be a Gold-Level Bike Friendly City (Press-Citizen)
  • Cyclists Press London’s New Mayor to Fulfill His Safety Promises (Evening Standard)
  • Expedia to Move Headquarters From Suburb to Seattle (Wall Street Journal)
  • Guardian Looks Back at NYC’s Bid for a Car-Free Zone


Detroit Breaks Ground on First Protected Bike Lane Project

The Motor City is getting its first taste of on-street protected bike infrastructure. Work has begun on a street redesign that will bring Detroit its very first bike lane where parked cars will protect riders from motor vehicle traffic. The bike lane is part of a road diet for Jefferson Avenue in the historic Jefferson-Chalmers business district. […]

2013 in City Transportation — Two Steps Forward…

Looking back at the year in transportation reform, there are certainly many reasons to be encouraged about what’s happening in cities around the United States. Here are some 2013 retrospectives from Streetsblog Network members that give snapshots of two places that are making progress on active transportation, and one where the prevailing dynamic is still […]

The Inside Story of How Chicago Built the Dearborn Street Bike Lane

Editor’s note: As transportation commissioner for DC and later Chicago, Gabe Klein was pivotal in the development of a new model for big-city DOTs. Along with Janette Sadik-Khan in New York, Klein (who sits on the board of OpenPlans, the organization that publishes Streetsblog) pioneered an approach that prioritized people instead of cars and emphasized the importance of […]

Today’s Headlines

Will Boston’s Green Line Extension Be Canceled? (Globe) Smart Growth America Urges Readers to Press Lawmakers to Fully Fund TIGER Uber’s New Service Sounds a Lot Like a Bus (TechCrunch) What the New Transportation Bill Does for Complete Streets (Next City) DC Considering the Idaho Stop (WTOP) Atlanta City Council Approves Plan for 50 Miles of Streetcars […]

Atlanta’s Big Bike Push

What would it take to change Atlanta into a place that values and celebrates healthy, active transportation? We just may see, in short order. Atlanta just recently installed its first protected bike lane on a short segment of 10th Street at Piedmont Park. But that’s just the beginning of what the city has planned. Atlanta […]