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Wednesday’s Headlines Think Walking Is for the Children

Speeding drivers kill 100 students a year and injure another 25,000, as many cities have not implemented proven safety measures like traffic calming and marked crosswalks near schools.

  • Communities that have implemented Safe Routes to School have seen significant declines in injuries among students — but drivers are still killing an alarming number of children as they walk or bike to class. (American City and County)
  • A lot of bus-lane projects are calling themselves bus rapid transit, but they don't meet the standards for true BRT — never mind great BRT. (Streetsblog USA)
  • CalBike has advice on how to be a Complete Streets ambassador.
  • A bike lane could be included in the rebuilt Francis Scott Key Bridge. (Baltimore Banner)
  • San Diego safety advocates are calling on the city to fix its "Fatal 15" intersections (CBS 8, Streetsblog CAL)
  • Why is it such a headache to get traffic safety projects approved in Philadelphia? (Billy Penn)
  • A trial began in Massachusetts on ride-hailing drivers' labor rights, Uber and Lyft denied they're transportation companies, comparing themselves to travel agents instead. (Commonwealth Beacon)
  • Twin Cities suburbs are expanding their bike infrastructure. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • The zig-zag design of a new bike lane on busy Woodward Avenue in a Detroit suburb is dangerous, according to a cyclist who was hit by a driver. (Axios)
  • San Francisco is hiring more fare inspectors on Muni. (Standard)
  • Seattle has announced options for replacing a driving lane on Highland Park Way with one for walking and biking. (West Seattle Blog)
  • The double-tracked South Shore Line through Gary is now open. (Trains)
  • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority approved a kinda-sorta BRT line in Clayton County. (Fox 5)
  • A new Salt Lake City economic development proposal calls for turning Main Street into a pedestrian mall. (Building Salt Lake)
  • Civil Beat makes the case for a robust bikeshare in Oahu.
  • Bismarck has started a bikeshare with four docks in city parks. (Studio 701)
  • Reimagining West Hartford's downtown means replacing street parking with bike and pedestrian facilities. (We-Ha)
  • A driver who crashed into a St. Paul light rail train is suspected of DUI. (CBS News)
  • Here are 10 reasons why you should start biking to work more often. (Momentum Mag)

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