Today’s Headlines

  • New study examines the stress that a future electric-car boom would put on the nation’s grid, with surprising results (TreeHugger)
  • Questioning the nation’s dwindling investment in its built environment (Grist)
  • Democratic senators from both coasts vow to oppose offshore drilling expansions in the pending climate change bill (The Hill Blog)
  • Democrat vying to replace Rendell as PA governor calls for state transportation spending to double (Inquirer)
  • Missouri state DOT chief Pete Rahn leaves to join engineering firm HNTB (KC Star)
  • New Hampshire follows Wyoming in nixing the notion of new interstate tolls (Observer)
  • Seattle mayor still vowing to build light rail in the face of skeptical financial analysis (P-I Blog)
  • Maryland lawmakers pass ban on hand-held cell phones (WaPo)

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Fifty years ago the League of American Bicyclists organized the first Bike to Work Day. Today, more than 500 events were held across the country to encourage people to “bike the drive,” as they say. More than 41 million Americans have participated in National Bike to Work Week at least once, according to a 2002 […]

National Bike Summit 2014: United Spokes

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Usually I limit conference wrap-up videos to right around four minutes in length. But there were so many great (and funny!) moments at this year’s National Bike Summit, it was important to pack in all of the coverage we could grab. So sit back and enjoy many of the faces and fun that made this […]

National Bike Summit 2015: Talking “Bikes Plus”

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From Streetfilms: The theme of this year’s National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, is “Bikes+” or, as the League of American Bicyclists puts it, “how bikes can add value to other movements and how our movement can expand to serve broader interests.” We decided to have some fun with the theme and ask attendees what they would add […]

Voices From the National Women’s Bicycling Forum

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For the second year running, the Women’s Bicycling Forum kicked off the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. About 300 people attended, and Streetfilms got to take their pulse on the state of bicycling for women and collect some suggestions about how to grow the number of women who ride. Here’s a sampling of what […]

Introducing Tanya Snyder, Streetsblog’s New National Reporter

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You may have noticed a new byline popping up on Streetsblog lately, and it’s time to finally make it official: We’re pleased to announce the arrival of Tanya Snyder as our new reporter tracking the national transportation policy beat. Before joining Streetsblog, Tanya covered Congress for Pacifica Radio’s Washington Bureau and for public radio stations […]