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Wednesday’s Headlines Are Getting in Shape

12:00 AM EDT on March 15, 2023

The Cherry Creek trail running from downtown Denver 40 miles out to the suburbs was partially funded by TE grants. Photo: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

    • People are more likely to exercise if they have access to safe bike and pedestrian infrastructure. (Journal of Transport and Health)
    • If you want people to walk and bike more, get rid of street parking (Momentum Mag) and, in general, don't let cars dominate curb space (Smart Cities Dive).
    • Robust transit is vital to Cleveland's growth. (Crain's)
    • Bay Area Rapid Transit is suffering from lost ridership more than most transit agencies because it's always been so dependent on farebox revenue. (San Francisco Chronicle)
    • Some Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials are resigning themselves to the possibility that transit ridership will never fully recover. (Commonwealth)
    • Amtrak is studying passenger rail service along I-20 between Dallas and Meridian, Mississippi. (Associated Press)
    • A new bridge over the Columbia River connecting Washington and Oregon will cost just $500 million, but the whole project is 15 times that amount because it's really a freeway widening project in disguise. (City Observatory)
    • An Oregon bill would let schools use their transportation budgets for things other than buses, like organizing mass bike rides and paying crossing guards. (KGW)
    • The L.A. Metro gave 10 million free rides to K-12 and community college students over the past eight months through its GoPass program. (The Source)
    • Could New Orleans-style vintage streetcars help the Atlanta streetcar line boost its ridership? (Urbanize Atlanta) After all, in Baltimore you can just find them in the woods (Banner).
    • Here's a nice daylong bike ride to take if you live in Charlotte. (Axios)
    • Jakarta has gotten so polluted and congested that Indonesia is building a brand-new capital. (PBS)
    • The name of Switzerland's new high-speed train don't impress me much. (Jalopnik)

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