Another study, from the University of Texas, found that people who are attracted to new technology like partially autonomous vehicles tend to drive less now, but when they acquire vehicles with those features will wind up traveling more by car. (State Smart Transportation Initiative)
Electric vehicles still rely on carbon-intensive roads, so they’re not as green as they seem. (Toronto Star)
California homeowners who live in transit-oriented developments pay 40 percent less in transportation costs. (Route Fifty)
The Texas DOT isn’t listening to El Paso officials who say they want bike and pedestrians features incorporated into a downtown I-10 project. (El Paso Matters)
Virginia had 850 traffic deaths last year, yet a Vision Zero bill failed to clear a committee in the state legislature. (WRIC)
Seattle’s first camera that tickets drivers who block bike lanes and intersections has been activated. (My Northwest)
In 20 years Pittsburgh has gone from just three bike lanes to 100 miles of bike infrastructure. (Pittsburgh Magazine)
Writer and journalist Eric Boehlert died Monday when he was hit by a train while riding his bike near his New Jersey home. (New York Daily News)
Streetsblog parent company Streetfilms produced a short documentary at the League of American Bicyclists’ 2022 bike summit in Washington, D.C., one of the country’s better biking cities. (YouTube)
European cities are struggling with what to do about urban freeways just like the U.S. (Governing). Unlike the U.S., they’re also investing heavily in trains, particularly to replace shorter flights (New York Times).
Self-driving cars are coming, and maybe sooner than we think. But the question of how they will shape cities is still wide open. Could they lead to less traffic and parking as people stop owning cars and start sharing them? More sprawl as car travel becomes less of a hassle? More freedom to walk and bike […]
Sustainable transportation advocates may read news headlines about new voter ID laws, roll their eyes at the prejudices of red-state legislators, and turn the page — at their own peril. This seemingly unrelated issue may have far-reaching consequences for transportation policy. New state laws mandating photo ID for voters threaten to disenfranchise nondrivers, and the […]
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is in charge of executing an ambitious transit expansion plan -- but lately, in a spectacular example of missing the point, he's been talking up autonomous cars as the ultimate transportation solution.
Many transportation reformers were disappointed last week when the Pew Center on Global Climate Change released a report indicating that only clean car technology had a shot at significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The report dismissed smart growth development strategies and transit as trivial contributors to a lower-carbon economy. Pew has a well-earned reputation for […]