Today’s Headlines

  • Maryland Cutting Tolls for Truckers While Governor Pleads Poverty on Transit Projects (WBAL11)
  • Connecticut’s New CTFastrak BRT Surpasses First Year Ridership Goal in Five Weeks (FoxCT)
  • Where Millennials Can Afford to Buy Homes — Mostly the Midwest Zillow
  • Brookings Analyzes Employment in Infrastructure
  • What Really Happened to America’s Streetcars (Vox)
  • Smart Growth Seattle: Why We Don’t Need Rent Control
  • Paris Wants to Take the Seine Back From Cars (CityLab)

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People who bike are no more likely to disregard traffic laws than people who drive, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. Photo: Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

Busting the Myth of the “Scofflaw Cyclist”

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According to a certain perspective that seems to hold sway among local newspaper columnists, bicyclists are reckless daredevils who flout the road rules that everyone else faithfully upholds. But the results of a massive survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use point to a different conclusion -- everyone breaks traffic laws, and there's nothing extraordinary about how people behave on bikes.

U.S. DOT to Publish Its Own Manual on Protected Bike Lanes

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Before the end of this year, the Federal Highway Administration will release its own guidance on designing protected bike lanes. The agency’s positions on bicycling infrastructure has matured in recent years. Until recently, U.S. DOT’s policy was simple adherence to outdated and stodgy manuals like AASHTO’s Green Book and FHWA’s own Manual on Uniform Traffic […]