Today’s Headlines

  • Korea eyes $45 billion high-speed rail contract in California visit (Korea Times)
  • One Ohio town with a walkable arts district fears the stimulus will be its undoing (AP)
  • U.S. DOT ponders a tweak to help "cash for clunkers" participants buy out-of-stock cars (WSJ)
  • The challenge of transporting the disabled is daunting for many towns (Governing)

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Today’s Headlines

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New York officials announce that Broadway will remain car-free in midtown (Streetsblog NYC) In the quest for bike-friendly cities, are snobby cyclists their own worst enemies? (A. Prospect) D.C. responds to its weather challenges by building new infrastructure: a snow mountain (WSJ) Korea eyes an estimated $45B deal to help build California’s high-speed rail network […]

Talking Headways: Urbanism in the Style of Gangnam

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Guest host Randy Simes, owner of UrbanCincy.com and headlines writer for Streetsblog Ohio, joins me from South Korea to give his thoughts on his current home in the Gangnam district of Seoul and his previous one in Atlanta. We cover Keith Parker’s turnaround of Atlanta’s transit agency MARTA, the Belt Line and the people who won’t […]

“Safe Routes” Goes Global With the Model School Zone Project

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This post is part of a series featuring stories and research that will be presented at the Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike/Pro-Place conference September 8-11 in Pittsburgh. To get to Seoul Gumsan Elementary School in South Korea, students have to cross a heavily trafficked road with a blind curve. Between 2009 and 2010, 89 children were injured and one killed in 86 traffic […]