Today’s Headlines

  • Amy Klobuchar: Trump Should Negotiate With Democrats to Secure Infrastructure Deal (Hill)
  • WMATA GM Tries to Convince Politicians to Support (and Fund) His Blueprint for Fixing Metro (WAMU)
  • AJC Columnist: Atlanta Suburb’s Protected Bike Lanes Make It Harder for Me to Drive Through Quickly
  • Portland’s Bike-Share System Looks at Ways to Include Disabled Riders (LA Times)
  • Virginia and Arizona Compete to Have the Fewest Rules on Autonomous Vehicle Testing (WaPo, Verge)
  • Casino Opens North of Portland With No Transit Access; Causes Massive Jam on I-5 (Oregonian)
  • Aspen Politicians Flirt With Erasing Bus Lane So More People Can Get Stuck in Car Traffic (Aspen Times)
  • Dutch Signals Tell Cyclists Whether or Not They’ll Catch a “Green Wave” of Traffic Lights (CityLab)
  • Silicon Valley’s “Flying Car” Is Actually an Expensive Toy for People With Lake Houses (NYT, Verge)

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Today’s Headlines

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Which NFL Proposal Would Screw Up L.A. Traffic the Least? (LA Times) The Herculean Struggle for a Protected Bike Lane in Seattle (NextCity) A Look at Self-Driving Cars’ Crash Rates Suggests They Are Safer (Fast Company) Of Course Excessive Parking Causes More Driving (CityLab) Study: Bike Helmet Wearing Can Increase Risk Taking in Adults (University of Bath) […]

Bike Lanes Don’t Lead to Congestion, But Some of Them Should

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Gretchen Johnson and Aaron Johnson have posted a nice debunking of typical “war on cars” rhetoric over at fivethirtyeight. Johnson and Johnson gathered before-and-after traffic data from 45 miles of streets where Minneapolis installed bike lanes. They also looked at how Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West bike lane affected traffic conditions. They found, in short, that after the installation of […]

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New York Times’ Room for Debate Weighs in on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Trump Seems to Be Backing Off Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Initiative (AP) Culture Change at Detroit’s Planning Department — Focus on “20-Minute Neighborhoods” (Planetizen) After $1.6 Billion Widening, LA’s 405 Is Just as Congested; NYT Asks, “Was It Worth It?” SF Considers Legal Action Against Uber for Jumping the Gun […]

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To Understand the Rage in Charlotte, Look to the History of Its Roads (ThinkProgress) G-7 Welcomes U.S. Driverless Car Guidelines (Seattle Times) Voters in NJ, Illinois Could Opt to Protect Transportation Funds (Governing) BRT Posed as Answer to Miami’s Traffic Congestion (Miami Herald) If DC Metro Cancels Late-Night Service, Can Uber and Lyft Fill the Gap? (WaPo) […]

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More Than 40,000 People Were Killed in Traffic in the U.S. Last Year, a 6 Percent Increase (NYT) …Washington State Bucks the Trend (Seattle Times) World Bank Releases New Tool for Measuring “Accessibility” (Brookings) Study: Drivers Less Likely to Stop for People of Color in Crosswalks (NPR) South Carolina Withholding Custody of Four-Year-Old Boy Until Parents […]

Today’s Headlines

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Toyota CEO Hopes Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Will Help Him Sell More Cars (Reuters) Chao Doesn’t Seem to Understand That Fully Autonomous Cars Don’t Exist Yet (Fox Biz via Verge, Jalopnik) ITDP: A Magical Future of Electric Autonomous Vehicles Isn’t Enough to Combat Climate Change (CityLab) GOP Assemblyman Begins Push for Referendum to Undo California’s Gas Tax Increase (Sac […]