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

Thursday’s Headlines Throwing Shade at Sharrows

12:00 AM EDT on August 4, 2022

Photo: University of Colorado Denver

    • Cyclists hate them. Drivers ignore them. They're sharrows, the most hated symbol in all the transportation world — except for spendthrift traffic engineers. (Denverite via Planetizen)
    • Sustainable transportation advocates say cutting high-speed rail funding out of Senate Democrats' climate bill in favor of subsidies for electric cars was a mistake. (Streetsblog USA)
    • Uber, somehow, had a positive cash flow last quarter but still remains unprofitable. (The Verge)
    • Denver traffic deaths are on pace to reach an all-time record. (Westword)
    • Dallas Area Rapid Transit is considering redistributing a $215 million sales-tax windfall to member cities, even though it has $1 billion worth of capital expenses coming up that the money would help with. (D Magazine)
    • MinnPost columnist Bill Lindeke takes down the New York Times' Ross Douthat's recent column in praise of driving.
    • Boston cyclists formed a human bike lane on Charles Street to advocate for a complete bike network. (WHDH)
    • Rep. Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Republican, and three others were killed in a car crash. (Politico)
    • A new Tampa business is renting out golf carts as an alternative to cars. They're legal on streets with speed limits up to 35 miles per hour. (Tampa Bay Times)
    • A California bill would require city and regional governments to make streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians, transit users and scooter riders. (CalBikes)
    • North Carolina Health News highlights NCBikeWalks, an organization working to educate residents on transportation safety.
    • Fort Worth's poorest neighborhood received a $270,000 grant to improve transit access to stores and health care. (Star-Telegram)
    • Urbanist Zach Katz uses an AI program to create images of car-free utopias that are going viral on Twitter. (Axios, Streetsblog USA)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Talking Headways Podcast: Streets for Skateboards

Aaron Breetwor on skateboards for transportation and designing streets for safer skateboarding.

February 29, 2024

Agencies Need to Use Federal Funding to Buy Land for Transit Oriented Development

Transit agencies do not prioritize transit-adjacent housing development often because they lack funding to acquire land.

February 29, 2024

On Eve of Congestion Pricing, Plate Scams at NYC Bridge Tolls are Way Up

About 1.5 percent of the cars that passed through the MTA's bridges and tunnels in 2023 had unbillable license plates. And that number is up.

February 29, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Walk on By

Giving more space to walking and biking is one of the keys to reversing climate change, a new study finds.

February 29, 2024

How the Next Generation of Mobility Justice Leaders Are Fighting For Transportation Equity

... and what they wish other transportation advocates knew about their work.

February 28, 2024
See all posts