Today’s Headlines

  • Why the Prospects for Remedying Detroit’s Desperate Transit Situation Don’t Look Good (USNews)
  • The Commuting Boom Is Over (AASHTO)
  • Wealthy Opponents of Purple Line in Suburban Maryland Held a Fundraiser for New Gov Hogan (WaPo)
  • Florida Cyclist Wins Fight to Legally Take the Lane (News Press)
  • Will Low Gas Prices Hurt Transit Agencies? (Wall Street Journal)
  • Canadian Broadcasting Company: Do Our Cities Still Work?
  • Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer Promote Corporate Tax Repatriation to Patch Highway Trust Fund (The Hill)
  • Vox Shares Images Showing the Striking Contrast Between City Streets Pre- and Post-Cars
  • Pat

    The Vox article is pretty suspect. While it is true, cities have been tailored to cars and away from pedestrians over the past few decades, there is no context to when these pictures were taken.

    I live in Chicago, and yes, during work hours, the sidewalks are relatively empty. However, if you take a picture during the hour before or after work, the sidewalks are packed. Chicago is a particularly bad example since it was laid out as a grid after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the streets haven’t really been widened at the expense of sidewalks since then.