Monday’s Headlines

  • Every politician should be required to work car-free one day a week, suggests Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange in Politico Magazine.
  • Amtrak has new menus and a new boarding system, the Washington Post reports.
  • A Toronto study found that replacing parking with on-street bike lanes didn’t hurt and may have helped retailers. (American Planning Association)
  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is proposing a tax on Uber and Lyft rides that would fund the long-awaited completion of the downtown streetcar. (Curbed, Streetsblog)
  • A consultant recommends that Miami extend the elevated Metrorail 10 miles north at a cost of $2 billion, rather than build a monorail or maglev, because it’s more likely to attract federal funds. (Herald)
  • The Ohio DOT is installing a bike lane along a Cincinnati highway where a hit-and-run driver killed a cyclist in 2016. (WCPO)
  • San Diego-area walking and biking groups are pressing for safer streets after drivers killed 71 cyclists and pedestrians in East County in the past decade. (Union-Tribune)
  • Baltimore County launched an online survey last week as county officials seek to expand transit options. (Sun)
  • Milwaukee County’s top executive is rolling back proposed transit cuts. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • A new bus rapid transit line is coming to Oklahoma City in 2023. (Oklahoman)
  • Florida is the most dangerous state in the country to be a pedestrian, and NBC 2 blames it on jaywalkers, not the, you know, fast five-lane road where they interviewed people about the study.
  • Michigan’s Mackinac Island has been car-free since 1898, so of course Vice President Mike Pence brought an eight-car motorcade. (Detroit Free Press)