Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Streetsblog

Thursday’s Headlines Are Thinking of the Children

    • The percentage of schoolchildren who drive or are driven to school has tripled in the past 40 years. and the percentage of students who walk or bike to school has fallen by a similar amount. Open enrollment policies and new school construction versus renovation are partly to blame. Regardless, kids still need safe routes to walk or bike to schools. (The City Fix)
    • The White House needs a zoning czar. (City Lab)
    • Suburban office parks are dying, and of course the New York Times is here to write their eulogy.
    • The D.C. Metro was unprepared to handle the volume of passengers who wanted to watch Fourth of July fireworks. (Washington Post)
    • Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff bragged that he was able to secure $8 million for planning for a high-speed rail line that Georgia residents have been waiting on for decades. (Saporta Report)
    • California is spending $300 million to protect a railway along the San Diego coastline from erosion. (Del Mar Times)
    • Vancouver has approved a $21 billion transportation plan that includes extended bus hours and 300 miles of protected bike lanes. (Sun)
    • Bogota's smartphone-based congestion pricing shows promise. (Government Technology)
    • A German court ruled that SUV drivers should face heavier fines when their heavier vehicles strike pedestrians. (Jalopnik)
    • An Auckland mayoral candidate wants to funnel funds from roads to transit. (New Zealand Herald)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Got Served

Another day, another GOP lawsuit trying to overturn a Biden administration climate change rule.

April 19, 2024

Disabled People Are Dying in America’s Crosswalks — But We’re Not Counting Them

The data on traffic fatalities and injuries doesn’t account for their needs or even count them. Better data would enable better solutions.

April 19, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: Charging Up Transportation

This week, we talk to the great Gabe Klein, executive director of President Biden's Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (and a former Streetsblog board member), about curbside electrification.

April 18, 2024

Why Does the Vision Zero Movement Stop At the Edge of the Road?

U.S. car crash deaths are nearly 10 percent higher if you count collisions that happen just outside the right of way. So why don't off-road deaths get more air time among advocates?

April 18, 2024

Donald Shoup: Here’s a Parking Policy That Works for the People

Free parking has a veneer of equality, but it is unfair. Here's a proposal from America's leading parking academic that could make it more equitable.

April 18, 2024
See all posts