The slow-streets movement is popular in affluent neighborhoods where many residents work from home, but residents of lower-income neighborhoods (who still have to go to work) prefer devoting street space to initiatives like outdoor dining that support businesses. (Government Technology)
Uber and Lyft have long planned a nationwide rollout of their Prop 22 strategy in California to beat back regulations on drivers’ labor rights. (CNET)
GM is switching sides and no longer backs the Trump administration’s effort to block California from raising emissions standards (Reuters). As Jalopnik points out, this is not exactly a profile in courage, since several automakers already cut a deal with California, and it now appears that others are trying to curry favor with the incoming Biden administration.
Atlanta’s iconic Peachtree Street, like much of the city, is not very inviting for pedestrians. A proposed redesign would reduce car lanes to carve out more space for bikes and sidewalks. (AJC)
Now that voters approved it, the step in implementing Austin’s Project Connect transit plan is creating a new transit board. (KVUE)
Chicago is experiencing a rash of bike thefts during the pandemic. (Sun-Times)
Testing autonomous vehicles in California is nothing new, but now the state is allowing robo-taxi companies to pick up fares for profit. (The Verge)
A group of St. Paul teenagers is trying to convince Metro Transit to allow bigger dogs on trains. (Star Tribune)
Sadly, Cob the turkey will never fulfill his dream of biking across Iowa, as President Trump pardoned another turkey, Corn, instead. (Politico)
Cities need to keep their youngest residents safe, healthy, and learning in their own neighborhood thanks to a pandemic that is putting roughly 80 percent of U.S. students on remote learning. Here's how.
Alan Durning is the executive director of Sightline. This post is #15 in the Sightline series, Parking? Lots! Imagine if you could put a meter in front of your house and charge every driver who parks in “your” space. It’d be like having a cash register at the curb. Free money! How much would you collect? Hundreds […]
Winding, suburban-style streets that end in cul-de-sacs make it harder for people to walk in their communities and funnel traffic to a few major thoroughfares, leading to dangerous street designs and mounting congestion. But the people who live on dead-end streets tend to like the fact that they don’t have to deal with much traffic. […]
In case you had any doubt, urban design matters. A new study led by a research team at University of California at Irvine shows that people walk more when their neighborhood is close to Main Street. The study found that residents of “traditionally designed” areas, with a downtown-style shopping district, were three times more likely […]