Friday’s Headlines

  • Lack of investment by the federal government is causing America’s public transportation system to fall into disrepair. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Driverless cars won’t save Uber and Lyft. (MarketWatch)
  • It seems like common sense, but new research suggests that easier access to transit will lure drivers away from their cars. (Bloomberg)
  • The California beach cruiser helped kick-start the cycling renaissance in the 1970s and ’80s. (City Lab)
  • A candidate for district attorney in San Francisco is proposing having an on-call prosecutor come to the scene of every traffic death. He says the DA’s office has been lax in prosecuting drivers who kill cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. (Examiner)
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order officially adopting Vision Zero. (Click 2 Houston)
  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently rolled out new cars on the Orange Line, but as Curbed points out, the T still has major problems.
  • The Complete Streets Louisville Coalition walked 15 miles of streets and found they need major safety improvements. (Courier Journal)
  • Expanding transit is a top priority for Portland, Maine, which is surveying residents to find out how they want to go about it. (Press Herald)
  • Toledo, Ohio, was supposed to be testing a self-driving shuttle bus by now, but what do you know? The technology just isn’t ready yet. (Blade)
  • Westword has an in-depth explanation of Denver’s Vision Zero efforts.
  • Seattle has a new superhero: the Bus Lane Avenger. (Patch)

1 thought on Friday’s Headlines

  1. “Houston … Vision Zero”: Good luck with that. We had three cyclists killed in only two days this week.

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