Thursday’s Headlines to Keep the Fun Going

  • We already know how to achieve Vision Zero: by requiring advanced safety technology in cars, lowering speeds and designing streets that are safe for all. (Governing)
  • A Rice-Kinder Institute report highlights the most pressing infrastructure needs in the U.S., including dozens of transit projects like New York’s Second Avenue subway and high-speed rail in Colorado. (Route Fifty)
  • The Washington Post and Transportation for America think Republicans’ infrastructure counteroffer is a nonstarter.
  • Minimum parking requirements are driving up climate-change emissions and need to go. (City Lab)
  • Despite a glorious history, intercity buses have gotten short shrift for a long time, even more so during the pandemic, which cut into their revenue with no federal bailout. (National Geographic)
  • Safe streets are essential to a vibrant city. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Portland is waiving $11 million in fines against the U.S. government for building a fence around the federal courthouse that blocked a bike lane during last summer’s protests. (KATU)
  • Colorado’s highway expansion plans will add 70,000 cars to roads each year, running counter to the state’s transportation and climate goals. (Rocky Mountain Institute)
  • It’s not as sexy as light rail, but Dallas transit’s efforts to improve frequency on its busiest routes is helping to pick up riders. (D Magazine)
  • The Charleston Post and Courier is a big fan of the city’s new green-painted bike lanes.
  • Meanwhile, Richmond is painting a bus lane read. (Times-Dispatch)
  • Honolulu is building more protected bike lanes. (KITV)
  • Philadelphia is improving a bike lane where a driver killed a cycling woman just days before. (Fox 29)
  • Wilmington is discussing a new sales tax to help pay for transit. (WECT)
  • Roundabouts, how do they work? (Jalopnik)


Imagine If People Really Drove the Speed Limit

It’s amazing how easy it is to be a radical when you talk about changing any aspect of car culture in the United States. Take today’s featured post from the Streetsblog Network, from Newton Streets and Sidewalks. It is aptly titled "A Modest Proposal": Photo by The Truth About via Flickr. For the last year […]

Michigan’s Looking Good in the High-Speed Rail Chase

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is a powerful advocate for high-speed rail funding. (Photo: Listings Foreclosures) During an appearance in Michigan today to promote the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a potentially prescient prediction about the regions vying for federal help to build inter-city high-speed rail. Per the Detroit News, […]