Today’s Headlines

  • Roundup of Transit Issues on Ballots This November (Governing)
  • Portland Wants Bicyclists and Pedestrians Considered When Setting Speed Limits (Mercury)
  • FTA Asks Judge to Let Purple Line Resume; Delays Cost $13 Million a Month (Bethesda Magazine)
  • St. Louis Advocates Demand Stronger Penalties for Drivers Who Injure Pedestrians (KSAT)
  • 1.6 Mile Seattle Light Rail Extension to Open This Month (Public Intelligencer)
  • San Antonio Kicks Off Driver Education Campaign as Part of Vision Zero (KSAT)
  • Indianapolis Mayor Stops Short of Telling Voters to Support Transit Referendum (Indy Star)
  • Miles Driven in First Half of 2016 Breaks Record (Equipment World)

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More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory) The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC) Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN) Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee) London […]

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Transit Stops Were a Top Destination for Lyft Riders in 2015 (Fortune) WGHB: It Will Take More Than a Fare Hike to Fix Boston’s MBTA The Four Types of City Cyclists (CityLab) Walkable Winter Cities (Planetizen) Seattle Weekly on How Construction-Related Sidewalk Closures Affect People with Disabilities Suburban Office Parks Are Dying (Mother Nature Network) London Cyclists […]

Famed Danish Urbanist Jan Gehl in Town to Consult on PlaNYC

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The Urbanist Musketeers: Alex Garvin, Jan Gehl and Fred Kent in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2006. Jan Gehl, the famed Danish urbanist, is in New York City this week where, sources say, he has been hired as a consultant for Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC program. At a presentation to the board of the Regional Plan Association […]

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Ridership Up on Houston’s Redesigned Metro Bus System (Metro) Police Unsure Why Driver Intentionally Mowed Down Pedestrians on Las Vegas Strip (LV Sun) University of North Texas President Struck Two Pedestrians With His SUV (Dallas Morning News) Boston to Hike Transit Fares (WRAL) Where America Is Moving: Texas, The Sunbelt (Bloomberg) Walkable, Mixed-Use Community for 60,000 […]

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Obama: Mayors Are the Ones Who Really Get It (Politico, Fiscal Times) Yet Another Transpo Funding Deadline Nears (The Hill) DC Plays With New Identity as Hub of Transportation Innovation (WaPo) House to Launch Probe of Automated Train Control (The Hill) Pope Offers Wise Words on Urban Planning and Transit (WaPo) It’s More Popular Than Ever […]

State DOT “Improvements” Imperil Pedestrians in Florida

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It’s been pointed out many times that state DOTs often seem blind to any mode of transportation other than the single occupancy vehicle. But the Florida Department of Transportation is making it too easy. Miami's Brickell Avenue, already a nightmare for pedestrians, is about to get worse at FDOT's behest. Photo: Flickr, Daniel Hornek Residents […]