Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Thursday’s Headlines Are on Candid Camera

More cities are using a proven, effective method of catching speeders — cameras — but at the same time cities are now shying away from automated red-light enforcement.

  • More cities are using cameras to catch speeders and drivers parked illegally in bike and bus lanes, but fewer are using them to catch red-light runners, possibly because of public backlash. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Two Democratic congressmen introduced a bill to provide $205 billion for high-speed rail over five years, but it's highly unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled House. (Railway Technology)
  • Maps and apps to help riders plan and pay for transit trips are widely available in big cities. Now they're coming to rural transit systems, too. (Route Fifty)
  • Design features like bollards and rumble streets force drivers to slow down, rather than asking them to, as is too often the case. (Strong Towns)
  • Higher parking rates in Paris and higher registration fees for SUVs in Washington, D.C. show that cities can discourage these deadly, street-clogging behemoths. (Reasons to Be Cheerful)
  • Uber and Lyft's threat to pull out of Minneapolis if the city approves a minimum wage for drivers is likely an empty one, if history is any indication. (Fortune)
  • Daylighting, or clearing intersections of visual obstacles like parked cars, helped Hoboken become one of the few cities to achieve Vision Zero. (Fast Company)
  • Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek abruptly killed a proposal to toll two interstates to reduce rush-hour congestion. (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
  • Seattle Bike Blog has an interactive side-by-side comparison of the city's 2014 and 2024 bike plans.
  • Arlington County, Virginia, is considering lowering speed limits on five major roads. (ARLnow)
  • Police ticketed a Texas man for rolling his wheelchair in the road, when the road didn't have a sidewalk. (WFAA)
  • Traffic deaths are falling in Brazil as the country has embraced Complete Streets. (City Fix)
  • London unveiled a new 15-mile walking route filled with green spaces (Intelligent Transport) and completed an 86-mile express bus route encircling the suburbs (BBC).

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Are Still Unsafe

Traffic deaths are declining for those ensconced in thousands of pounds of steel. For the rest of us, not so much.

April 12, 2024

Measure HLA Is Now Officially Law for L.A. City

Check the city maps to find what bus, bike, and walk improvements are coming to streets in your neighborhood.

April 12, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: Women’s Transportation Seminar

Sara Stickler of WTS International on women’s expertise in transportation and opportunities for mentorship, leadership and education.

April 11, 2024

Don’t Call Thursday’s Headlines a Comeback

Transit ridership isn't all the way back yet, but it continues to climb after collapsing during COVID. Unfortunately, the financial effects of the pandemic on transit agencies still linger.

April 11, 2024

Long-Awaited Report Reveals Widespread Parking Crime by NYPD

The overdue report confirms years of Streetsblog reporting on placard abuse, illegal parking and enforcement failures by the police under two mayors.

April 11, 2024
See all posts