Tuesday’s Headlines to Nowhere

Photo:  Dongho Chang
Photo: Dongho Chang
  • Cities built hundreds of miles of bike lanes during the pandemic, but many of those patchwork lanes abruptly end, frustrating riders. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Better transit could help renters avoid eviction: Research shows that the farther a person who’s served with an eviction notice lives from the courthouse, the less likely they are to show up for their hearing. (City Lab)
  • In his first column for Outside, “Parks & Rec” star Nick Offerman recalls being bullied by motorists during bike commutes.
  • Oregon’s land use commission approved the largest rollback of parking mandates in U.S. history. (Sightline)
  • Chicago has expanded its incentive program for developers to build housing near transit lines. (Block Club)
  • New York City drivers already think they own the streets, and now they want their own dedicated parking permits, too. (NY Post)
  • Massachusetts lawmakers are studying congestion pricing. (Boston Globe)
  • Most jobs in San Diego are inaccessible by transit. (Voice of San Diego)
  • Miami Beach is experimenting with “noise cameras” to ticket drivers in cars with loud mufflers or who are blaring music. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • A new Vision Zero report from Montgomery County, Maryland, identifies high-risk corridors and intersections. (WTOP)
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has signed off on a road diet for 11th Street. (Houston Press)
  • Chinese bike-share Ofo announced it’s pulling out of Dallas, but for now, the bikes are still on the streets. (Dallas Observer)
  • Pete Buttigieg secretly loves interstates. (The Onion)


U.S. DOT to Publish Its Own Manual on Protected Bike Lanes

Before the end of this year, the Federal Highway Administration will release its own guidance on designing protected bike lanes. The agency’s positions on bicycling infrastructure has matured in recent years. Until recently, U.S. DOT’s policy was simple adherence to outdated and stodgy manuals like AASHTO’s Green Book and FHWA’s own Manual on Uniform Traffic […]

A New Blueprint for Streets That Put Transit Front and Center

The National Association of City Transportation Officials has released a new design guide to help cities prioritize transit on their streets. How can cities integrate bus rapid transit with protected bike lanes? How can bus stops be improved and the boarding process sped up? How should traffic signals be optimized to prioritize buses? The Transit Street Design Guide goes into greater […]