Today’s Headlines

  • FTA Awards Atlanta $500,000 to Plan Future Streetcar Corridors (AJC)
  • 2016 Might Be the Worst Year for Minnesota Pedestrians in a Long Time (Star Tribune)
  • Pedestrians Keep Getting Killed in Fort Myers, Florida, So Police Give Them Flashlights (Wink News)
  • One in Five L.A. Transit Riders Has Experienced Sexual Harassment on Board (Curbed)
  • Is Dallas’ Expanding Oak Cliff Streetcar Still “a $50 Million Waste?” (DMagazine)
  • North Phoenix Residents Blame Light Rail for Uptick in Crime (ABC15)
  • Gas Consumption at an All-Time High (Energy Institute at Haas)
  • What Should Sustainable Infrastructure Look Like After the Auto Age? (Boston Globe)
  • Cities Around the World Eliminating Parking Lots (The Guardian)

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Today’s Headlines

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LaHood Warns Super Committee Failure Will Hit Transportation Programs (JOC) Does the User Pays Model Still Hold Up for Transportation? (National Journal) Connecticut to Get First Inter-City BRT (Transpo Nation) Fuel-Efficiency Targets Good for Americans, the Economy (Hill) New Questions About China’s HSR Crash (BBC) Small Non-Profit in Northern Montana Gives Rural Region North Central […]

To Become a Sustainable City, Atlanta Must Face Its Parking Addiction

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Does Atlanta want to be a sustainable, transit-oriented city? The answer has a lot to do with how it addresses parking. Following up on “Atlanta’s Parking Addiction,” a recent column in the alt-weekly Creative Loafing, Darin at ATL Urbanist points out that much of the city’s new downtown streetcar route is lined with vehicle storage, rather than housing […]

Making Room for Modes Other Than Cars

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When we talk about competing modes of transportation we’re usually focused on the strained relationship between drivers and cyclists, or drivers and transit, or drivers and pedestrians. With so much street space taken up by cars, tensions also erupt, of course, between cyclists and pedestrians, and even cyclists and transit. We’ve written before about the […]

Will Toronto Get Cars Out of the Way of the King Street Streetcar?

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Despite running through some of Toronto’s most densely populated areas, King Street is designed like a suburban road. Cars have dominion while the city’s streetcar has no dedicated right-of-way despite high ridership — so it sits in heavy traffic. But it looks that’s about to change. Toronto recently announced plans to overhaul King Street by 2017 with a pilot project to shift space from […]

Today’s Headlines

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Next City Provides a Guide to the Democratic Party Platform At DNC, Ride-Hailing Breaks Records and Dems Get to Try Electric Buses (Philly Mag, NGT News) GGW Writers Sound Off on Tim Kaine’s Urbanism Credentials With Feds Backing Away From Texas Rail, Opposition Could Mount (Texas Trib) Rail Advocates Cheer Progress on Northeast Expansion Plans (WAMC) Two South Carolina […]