In light of the recent court ruling striking down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for public transit, health experts say transit is well ventilated, but masking makes it even safer. (CNN)
Uber and Lyft have dropped their mask requirements for both drivers and passengers. (CNBC)
The Federal Highway Administration is giving states $6 billion in infrastructure funds to cut carbon dioxide emissions. (The Hill)
Traffic congestion seems like an almost intractable problem. Widening roads and self-driving cars aren’t solutions, and better transit and higher gas prices have limited effect. Focusing on safety rather than solving traffic seems to be the move. (Planetizen)
Boston’s increased transit ridership, Honolulu’s bus rapid transit expansion and San Diego’s parking reform put them among nine U.S. cities leading the way on climate change. (Bloomberg)
The New York Times asks, can AI all but end car crashes? Well, maybe, someday, but aren’t there an awful lot of easier things we could be doing to make streets safer in the meantime?
The Twin Cities might be better off splitting up transit service to serve various communities better. (Next City)
Urbanists often find themselves falling into a pattern of thinking that boils down to the dictum that what’s good for drivers must be bad for walkability, and sustainability, and all the things that they prize about well-designed cities. Drivers seem to believe this too, which is interesting because it often isn’t true. What’s good for […]
The key to ensuring safer, more reliable, efficient, and accessible public transit, as well as cleaner air, less traffic congestion, and safer roads, is through a swift implementation of congestion pricing.
From a motorist’s perspective, few things are more frustrating than sitting at a red light when the lights ahead are all green. That would help explain the popularity of traffic signal synchronization, neatly timing lights so that someone traveling the speed limit can expect to wait only every several cycles. Many communities have seized on […]