Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike 2014

Most of downtown Austin's off-street parking is much more expensive than  curbside parking -- a situation that needs to change, according to a new report. Image: Nelson\Nygaard for Downtown Austin Alliance

Downtown Austin’s Parking Crunch Can Be Solved Without Adding Tons of Parking

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Cities and towns are constantly fretting about downtown parking. But what they often perceive as a "parking shortage" isn't caused by a lack of parking -- it's the result of poor management of the parking they already have. The upshot is that many cities, seeking cheap and plentiful car storage, pursue policies that make their parking and traffic problems worse, not better. Now a downtown Austin business coalition aims to chart a better course.

Today’s Headlines

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Mayor Pugh Names Former DC Transportation Chief Michelle Pourciau to Lead Baltimore DOT (Brew) Hawaii’s Deputy Attorney General and Honolulu City Council Chair Are “Concerned” About Bike-Share in Parks (KHON) Ford’s Chariot Minibus Expands to Seattle, Will Only Provide Service for Large Companies and Institutions (GeekWire) Middletown Area Transit Cuts Evening Service as Officials Point Fingers […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Zero Emissions Cities Are the Key

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This week we’re joined by Patrick Oliva, co-founder of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, to talk about the decarbonization of transport. The conversation touches on the electrification of the transportation sector and what it means for climate change, the role cities need to play in the Paris process and what levels of government work best to address climate change, and what the focus should be for mayors in the coming decade.

Today’s Headlines

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80 Percent of Downtown Sacramento Property Owners Vote for Tax to Fund New Streetcar (Bee) Dallas Morning News Wants Everyone to Calm Down Over DART’s Downtown vs. Suburban Rail Debate Portland Looks at Queue Jumps, Bus Lanes for Priority Bus Corridors (BikePortland) Driverless Shuttle to Accept Passengers at University of Michigan This Fall (MLive) Tesla’s “Autopilot” Software Chief Quits After […]

Today’s Headlines

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Travis Kalanick Resigns as CEO of Uber (NYT) London Mayor Weighs Per-Mile Road Pricing and Ban on New Off-Street Parking (Guardian) Starting Tomorrow, Major Repairs Will Shut Down Downtown Minneapolis Light Rail for 11 Days (Star Tribune) Will Divided DART Board Prioritize Downtown Subway or Suburb-to-Suburb Commuter Rail? (Dallas News) Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Says MARTA […]