Everyone is reconsidering transportation modes right now, which means the next few weeks will be crucial in determining if cars win again. Cities can capitalize with free bike-sharing, expanded sidewalk space and safety measures on transit. (Slate)
Commuters who don’t miss driving to work but expect to be called back into the office could be convinced to try walking, biking or transit. (City Lab)
Driving is already back to normal in some U.S. cities, such as Jacksonville and St. Louis. (NBC News). But take this news with a grain of salt — because it’s based on how many people are requesting directions on Apple Maps. (Streetsblog).
A glimmer of hope: E-bike sales are skyrocketing around the world. (The Verge)
The Washington Post predicts that e-bikes and bike-shares, which have virtually disappeared from many cities during the pandemic, will make a big comeback as a perceived safer alternative to transit.
What do you call a place where you can walk once you get there, but most people arrive in a car? Atlanta has plenty of these places, which Darin Givens at ATL Urbanist calls “drive-to urbanism.” Givens interviewed Atlanta planning commissioner Tim Keane on the subject. Here’s what Keane had to say about how Atlanta can get beyond “drive-to urbanism.” […]
With a fast-growing transit network, Denver is grappling with how to build walkable places around its new rail lines, and the Denver Business Journal is running a package of stories about the potential for transit-oriented development. Overall it looks like a solid introduction to the notion that Denver needs to reduce car dependence, but the series […]
With driving on the upswing again as gas prices remain surprisingly low, Yonah Freemark at The Transport Politic is taking a long hard look at what it will take to substantially change America’s travel habits. He notes that except for a handful of cities with good transit, driving continues to account for most of the nation’s growth in […]