Boris Johnson put some meat on his big bike infrastructure initiative. (Forbes)
The carpocalypse is here: A recent study found that vehicle-miles driven have nearly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. (Smart Cities Dive)
An international group of mayors released a COVID-19 recovery report embracing Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s vision of a “15-minute” city, where everyone can walk or bike to work, schools and shopping within 15 minutes, leading even driving website Jalopnik to admit that saving cities might mean ditching cars.
Policies aimed at preventing climate change sometimes have the unintended consequence of raising housing costs and displacing residents. (Scientific American)
A little-known 1980 law deregulating the trucking industry paved the way for big-box stores and Amazon, while slashing trucker pay and forcing them to work longer hours. (Business Insider)
Public transportation can be made safe from COVID-19 and will play a key role in the economic recovery. (World Bank)
Residents who will be displaced by the widening of I-95 in Houston don’t have representation on the panel overseeing the project. (Houston Chronicle)
Washington, D.C. will turn three miles of car lanes and parking into bus-only lanes this summer. (Post)
California Lyft drivers say the company isn’t giving them enough personal protective equipment. (KPIX)
Volunteers in Pittsburgh are handing out masks to transit riders. (KDKA)
Boston’s Bluebike bike-share is expanding to five nearby communities. (Globe)
A memorial honored a cyclist killed by a dump-truck driver last year in Denver, where the city is building 125 miles of new bike lanes. (9 News)
Madison (State Journal) and Lancaster (LNP) are the latest cities to enact Vision Zero policies.
Charleston beachgoers are protesting parking restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (ABC News 4)
Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger sends up those public-input surveys where every single question seems like a no-brainer.
Clarence Eckerson of our sister site, Streetfilms, went to Paris ... and all you got was a stunning three-minute video that reminds you how shitty New York City bike lanes compared to the City of Light.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is showing cities what it looks like to commit real resources to repurposing car lanes for high-quality bike infrastructure. Yesterday, Johnson announced the city will begin building a wide, continuous protected bike lane linking east and west London when the weather warms this spring. When complete, it will be the longest protected […]
Los Angeles, with its expanding transit network, is supposed to be in the process of shedding its cocoon of car-centricity and emerging, in the words of a recent Fast Company headline, as America’s “next great walkable city.” The city’s streets, however, didn’t change a whole lot under former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When Eric Garcetti was elected mayor in 2013, advocates thought […]