Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Monday’s Headlines

12:01 AM EDT on April 29, 2019

    • Bike commuters arrive at work happier than those who drive or take the bus, according to an obvious University of Minnesota study. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
    • Most Uber rides are trips that would otherwise be made by transit, bike or on foot. (NBC News)
    • Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers are planning to go on strike in Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. on May 8 to protest low pay. (CBS News)
    • In L.A, Vision Zero is really Vision 242. That's how many people drivers killed last year, down just 1.6 percent from 2017. L.A. has made progress — like its first two-way bike lane (KCAL) — but will have to step it up to meet the goal of no traffic deaths by 2025. (L.A. Times)
    • Pennsylvania has been diverting $4.2 billion in gas taxes meant for road and bridge repair to pay police, according to a state auditor. (Tribune-Democrat)
    • Nashville is close to $300-million deal to lease on-street parking to a private company for 30 years (Tennessean). Perhaps city officials should ask Atlanta or Chicago how that worked out.
    • Philadelphia is starting a dockless bike-share pilot program and expanding its e-bike fleet (Philly Mag). Meanwhile, HOPR, formerly Juice Bike Share, is bringing 250 rental bikes to Orlando (Sentinel).
    • Washington, D.C. residents are raising money to bury a woman who was killed by a driver while walking to the store. (DCist)
    • Massachusetts's South Coast rail project has been pushed back a year. (Construction Dive)
    • Cycle counters in the UK prove that if you build bike infrastructure, they will come. (Guardian)
    • Corpus Christi, Texas, has bike lanes — but no law against drivers parking in them. (KZTV)
    • And, finally, here's why all money should travel by bike. (NY Daily News)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Tuesday’s Headlines Look for a Home

The federal government could help families save money by providing more funding for housing near transit.

March 5, 2024

All The Ways That Cars Harm Our Communities (Well, Almost All…)

A new study seeks to quantify everything car culture costs us. Yet there are still more ways that auto-centrism hurts us all.

March 5, 2024

Understanding Car Culture ‘Denialism’ Can Help Safety Advocates Respond

Opponents of change sow confusion with fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations (moving goalposts), conspiracy theories, and selectivity (cherry picking). We can fight back.

March 4, 2024

PROWAG Can Make Cities More Accessible — So Here’s What You Need to Know

America has waited more than 12 years for the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines to be implemented. Here's why they matter.

March 4, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Don’t Throw Money at Roads

States are flush with cash from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but they've opted to spend most of it on roads and bridges, and very little on transit.

March 4, 2024
See all posts