Today’s Headlines

  • The U.S. Needs to Cut Construction Costs Before We Can Do Infrastructure Right (American Interest)
  • CA High-Speed Rail: Both in Limbo and Full-Speed Ahead (SF Chron)
  • Born in Sweden, Vision Zero Has Spread to Dozens of U.S. Cities (Governing)
  • Next City on How Cities Can Aim Higher With Vision Zero
  • In Providence, a Model for Grassroots Transpo Advocacy (American Prospect)
  • Rah Emanuel Will Need Help From Trump to Build His O’Hare Express Train (Sun Times)
  • Indianapolis BRT in Doubt (Indy Star)
  • Realtor.com Lists U.S. Cities with Fastest-Growing ‘Burbs
  • The Long Commute in Mexico City (CityLab)
  • Vooch

    The 120 mile first segment of California HSR will be used by the San Joaquin.

    My prediction – the decrease in time will lead to a yuge increase in ridership on the San Joaquin.

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Rahm Emanuel Plows Ahead With Express Rail to O’Hare (Chicago Tribune) Only 30 Percent of Downtown Seattle Workers Drive Solo to Work (Seattle Times) Florida DOT Builds Its First Protected Bike Lane in Tampa (WPTV) North Carolina DOT, Charlotte Install Pedestrian Counters (WCNC) Is Austin a “Big City”? (Statesman) CA Lawmaker Intros Bill to Kill Boondoggle 710 Highway […]

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As House Preps for Transpo Bill Markup, Dems Object to Use of Customs Fees (The Hill) Texas High-Speed Rail Firm Predicts $36B Economic Impact (Houston Chron) Congress Seems Likely to Extend Deadline on Rail Safety Tech (CT Post) As Prez, Kasich Would Gut U.S. DOT, Give States Even More Leeway (ABC News) Three Cities Shifting to Put People Before Cars […]

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Do City-Dwellers Really Have Shorter Commutes? (Next City) D.C. Metro Is Actually Undercrowded (Housing Complex) Bike League Looks at Rust Belt’s “Pedal-Powered Revival” Op-Ed: Twin Cities Should Raise Gas Tax, Favor Buses Over Light Rail (Pioneer Press) Bike-Share Company Faces New Problem in Minnesota (Atlantic Cities) Colorado Looks at High-Speed, Intercity Rail (Progressive Railroading) What Will Private Firms […]

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Bill de Blasio Touts Drop in NYC Traffic Deaths Under Vision Zero (Streetsblog NYC) Colorado Lawmakers Debate Whether to Spend $1.2 Billion on Highway or Light Rail (Coloradoan) Portland Cyclists: Rumble Strips Aren’t Enough Protection (KGW.com) Bike Advocates Call for Lower Speed Limits in Minnesota Cities (Star Tribune) PIRG: Connecticut Governor’s Highway Widening Plan Is a […]

London Is Going to Ban the Deadliest Trucks From Its Streets

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Heavy trucks with big blind spots are a deadly menace to cyclists and pedestrians. In Boston, eight of the nine cyclist fatalities between 2012 and 2014 involved commercial vehicles, according to the Boston Cyclists Union [PDF]. Between June and September this year, there were six cyclist fatalities in Chicago, and all six involved commercial vehicles. In New York City, drivers […]