Today’s Headlines

  • San Diego Trolley Extension Gets $1 Billion From the Feds (KPBS)
  • Wall Street Journal Pretends Sprawl and High Rises Are the Only Housing Options
  • Self-Driving Car Smiles at Pedestrians to Let Them Know It’s Safe to Cross (Fast Company)
  • Peak Victim Blaming? 11-Year-Old Critically Injured — “Could Happen to Any Driver” (Q13Fox)
  • Fresno Installs First Green Bike Lane (YourCentralValley)
  • “Largest Pop-Up Bike Lane in the World” Installed in Macon, Georgia (WMGT)
  • Camden City Council Under Pressure to Rip Up Controversial Bike Lane (Camden New Journal)
  • Sales Tax Receipts Up Along Kansas City Streetcar Route (KC Star)

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A row of plungers now keeps cars out of this bike lane in downtown Providence. Photo: WJAR-TV

Providence Will Keep DIY Plungers in Place to Prevent Cars From Clogging Bike Lane

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Keeping cars out of bike lanes can seem like a Sisyphean task, particularly when a street design makes it easy for drivers to go where they shouldn't. But do-it-yourself attempts to stop automobile incursions have proven to be invaluable demonstrations of how simple steps can make a real impact -- from flowers in Boston to traffic cones in Brooklyn to human barriers in San Francisco.

Does the Gender Disparity in Engineering Harm Cycling in the U.S.?

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A study published in this month’s American Journal of Public Health finds that highly influential transportation engineers relied on shoddy research to defend policies that discourage the development of protected bike lanes in the U.S. In their paper, the researchers point out that male-dominated engineering panels have repeatedly torpedoed street designs that have greater appeal […]

Study: Protected Bike Lanes Reduce Injury Risk Up to 90 Percent

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A study by researchers at the University of British Columbia provides compelling new evidence that bike infrastructure makes cyclists safer — a lot safer. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, examined the circumstances around the injuries of 690 cyclists who wound up in emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto during a six […]

Today’s Headlines

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is Vaporware (WaPo, NPR) and His “Infrastructure Week” Was a PR Mess (Hill) Without a Real Plan From the Feds, Cities and States Should Prepare to Go It Alone (Slate) WMATA Board Backs Cost-Cutting and Funding Blueprint — Now It’s Up to DC-Area Politicians (WAMU) Robust Transit Is NYC’s Competitive Advantage. What Happens When […]

Today’s Headlines

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Curbed Looks at How Real Estate Is Thinking About the Prospect of Driverless Cars (It’s All About Parking) After Regional Transit Board Breakup, Hennepin County, MN, Considers Sales Tax for Southwest LRT (SW Journal) A Tale of Two Ontario Cities: Uber Takes Over Innisfil (NYT) as London Plans Massive BRT System (CBC) Charlotte Residents, Fed Up With […]

Today’s Headlines

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DOT Seeks Feedback on 2014-2018 Strategic Plans (The Hill) The 2020 Vision for Maryland’s Purple Line (Gazette) What Policies Can Encourage Active Transport? (CityFix) Atlantic Cities Chats With “End of the Suburbs” Author Does Baton Rouge Need Its Transit Agency? (Times-Picayune) Bacon’s Rebellion: It’s a Bad Time for Bets on Transpo Infrastructure Are There Enough Bikes […]