Today’s Headlines

  • Detroit’s longtime mayor urges a new focus on transportation reform (Free Press)
  • Denver’s environmentally sustainable public housing effort gets $10 million federal grant (D.Post)
  • How did Thomas Jefferson make it into Planetizen’s list of Top 100 urban thinkers? (TNR)

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Photos: Toronto Protesters Meet Bike Lane Removal Crews Head On

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Yesterday was supposed to be the day that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford removed the Jarvis Street bike lane. But things didn’t go exactly according to plan. As Streetsblog NYC reported, protesters physically blocked the pavement-scraping machine as crews set about erasing those painted lines. Everyone’s talking about it. Shawn Micallef at Streetsblog Network member Spacing Toronto was on hand yesterday and […]

Today’s Headlines

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Parsing the status-quo message of state DOTs’ federal arm (Streetsblog NYC) House Republicans insist they are abiding by a promised earmark moratorium after Oberstar raises questions (CPI Blog) LaHood announces new rule aimed at preventing distracted driving by railroad operators (FRA Press) Transport construction union launches new campaign to build support for long-term federal legislation […]

Falling Behind on Protected Bike Lanes? Blame Canada

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“Something big is definitely brewing in Canada.” That’s the word from Michael Andersen at People for Bikes, which monitors Twitter for news on protected bike lanes around the English-speaking world. Vancouver’s investment in bike infrastructure paid off with a 64 percent spike in bike traffic from 2013 to this year. And Andersen says Canada as a whole has […]

The Inside Story of How Chicago Built the Dearborn Street Bike Lane

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Editor’s note: As transportation commissioner for DC and later Chicago, Gabe Klein was pivotal in the development of a new model for big-city DOTs. Along with Janette Sadik-Khan in New York, Klein (who sits on the board of OpenPlans, the organization that publishes Streetsblog) pioneered an approach that prioritized people instead of cars and emphasized the importance of […]