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Study: More Evidence That Safer Streets Don’t Hurt Local Business

...more insight into why people simply don't believe it.

July 17, 2024

Transit Planning Guru Jarrett Walker Discusses Chicago’s Transit Challenges

Walker, a consultant with the two system, talks about how to improve service. He won't "disagree with their managements in public," but says he's genuinely against the proposed merger.

Don’t Believe the Hydrogen Train Hype

Calling hydrogen-powered trains "zero emission" is misleading at best - and even if they were, they lost the race to be "first" a long time ago.

This week's headlines

Tuesday’s Headlines Turn Up the Heat

Triple-digit heat, fueled by climate change, is warping rail lines, interrupting construction work on transit lines and causing burns on sidewalks.

Monday’s Headlines Go Through Basic Training

An NYU study looks into why the U.S. is lagging behind on high-speed rail, and one transportation expert ponders the impact on growth.

Friday’s Headlines Take Me to the River

Politico reports that the Biden administration is investing $2.5 billion in updating aging Mississippi River locks and dams like this one in Iowa. Transporting freight by barge produces less emissions than trucks or even rail.

Thursday’s Headlines Drive Less

Seems obvious that the more people drive, the more likely they are to die in a crash or kill someone else, but traditional thinking on traffic safety doesn't always follow that logic, according to Planetizen.

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Sustainable Transportation Advocates Need to Talk About Sustainable Urban Design

A new book hopes to act as a "magic decoder ring" to our built environment — and a powerful tool to understand how sustainable transportation networks can fit within them.

Long Beach Leads in Traffic Circles

Traffic circles aren't quite ubiquitous in Long Beach, but they're around. Riding and walking through the city one encounters circles in neighborhoods rich and poor, new and old.

Friday Video: Take a Spin on Boston’s Electric Cargo Bike Share

Can't afford a $7,000 Urban Arrow cargo e-bike ? In Boston, you can now rent one for just a few bucks.

Talking Headways Podcast: Electrify the Rails

Adrianna Rizzo of Californians for Electric Rail on California's looming lobbyist-fueled hydrogen train mistake: "We’re locking in low service for potentially decades."

Six Reasons Why Native Americans Have the Highest Rate of Pedestrian Deaths

American Indians and Alaska Natives consistently report the highest rates of pedestrian deaths per capita. A recent panel unpacked why, and what to do about it.

Wednesday’s Headlines Raise the Roof

RAISE grants funded by the 2021 infrastructure act will go to nearly 150 sustainable and equitable transportation projects in all 50 states, the U.S. DOT announced.

In Praise of Traffic Congestion

On a recent visit to North America, a bad traffic jam forced international pop start Niall Horan to do the unthinkable: walk 300 meters on a public sidewalk.

What the Fall of the Chevron Doctrine Could Mean for Auto Safety

The Supreme Court's overturning of the Chevron doctrine may have deadly consequences for road safety regulations.

Where Would the Bay Area Be Without BART?

Answer: up a creek, according to a new study that attempts to quantify BART's significance to the region.

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