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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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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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 […]

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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) […]

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The Battles of Blue Cities vs. Red States (Atlantic) States with Most Traffic Deaths Went for Trump in 2016 (Salon) After More Than a Year, DC Metro Chief’s Job Hasn’t Gotten Any Easier (WaPo) Boston vs. Atlanta: Cycling Edition (Bicycling) Industries Divided on Pace of Self-Driving Car Rollout (Seattle Times) Solo Car Commuting on the Rise in Denver […]

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DC Metro Board Cuts Late-Night Service for Two Years (WaPo) Feds Grant $499M for Forth Worth-Dallas Rail (Star-Telegram) LaHood Is Offering Advice About Getting Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Done (The Hill) Governing Looks at the Prospects for Private Infrastructure Financing Under Trump LA Times: Ease Traffic By Making Parking More Difficult Coalition in Ohio Pushes Governor for Transit Funding (Cleveland Scene) […]

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 […]