Today’s Headlines

  • U.S. DOT Sets Goal of Zero Traffic Deaths in 30 Years (AP)
  • Nationwide Traffic Deaths Up 10 Percent in the First Half of 2016 (NYT)
  • Richmond Will Overhaul Bus Routes to Emphasize Frequency Rather Than Coverage (Times Dispatch)
  • Seattle Metro Exploring Program to Let People Rent Parking Spaces Out to Park-and-Riders (NextCity)
  • Train in New Jersey Crash May Have Been Traveling Two or Three Times the Speed Limit (Politico)
  • Bicycling Magazine: Charleston the Worst City for Bicyclists in 2016
  • Suburban Interests Form Opposition Group to Detroit’s $4.6 Billion Regional Transit Initiative (Detroit News)
  • Google’s Self-Driving Car Has Logged 2 Million Miles (Recode)
  • WaPo Reports on Unsheltered Population Living in Their Cars in Northern Virginia
  • voltairesmistress

    A quick read of the AP article re: USDOT plaaning to eliminate traffic deaths seems to indicate almost no real changes that will protect pedestrians or bicyclists anymore than we are now. Seatbelt use? Campaigns against drunk or distracted driving? Maybe the rumble strips? Seems to me that vastly reduced in-town/in-city speed limits, speed cameras, protected bike lanes, prohibition of parking within 15 feet of intersections, and self-driving cars will help. The USDOT’s proposals, however, seem like old pablum. Why not do as the Swedes already have and stop returning to old half measures?