Calif. Using ‘Auxiliary Lane’ Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects
Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways.
Talking Headways Podcast: Sausage Making and the ADA
"It is fundamentally inappropriate to keep charging disabled people twice as much," our guest Ron Brooks says.
Distracted Off-Duty Cop Jumped Curb and Killed Chicago Woman On Sidewalk
It's infuriating that a person who was entrusted to help keep the public safe was reckless enough to take her eyes off the road while driving to pick up a phone, with tragic consequences.
This week's headlines
Friday’s Headlines Include Transit
An International Association of Public Transport study found that many countries are neglecting transit in their plans to combat climate change.
Thursday’s Headlines’ Future Looks Bright
Amtrak Joe's administration is making big strides on rail, although it's lagging behind on EV chargers.
Wednesday’s Headlines Envy Europe
Could the EU keep U.S. megacars off their streets?
The Real Reason Assaults Against Transit Workers Are On The Rise
Hint: it's not just because service has been slashed.
Feds Award $3B for CA High-Speed Rail, and $3B for Vegas-to-LA HSR
"This show of support from the Biden-Harris Administration is a vote of confidence in today’s vision and comes at a critical turning point, providing the project new momentum."
Car Noise Pollution is Worse in Redlined Neighborhoods — And Not Just for Humans
Transportation noise pollution can wreak havoc on wildlife populations, too — and that can have a devastating effect on their human neighbors.
Oakland Calif. Mayor Makes New Promise About Safety
Mayor Thao Tweets "It's time to reach a critical juncture where tragedies don’t catalyze improvements." But when and how will we know if the city has really reached that point and is serious about safety for all road users?
Eyes on the Street: ‘Daylighting’ NYC Intersections Needs More Than Paint and Signs
How (And Why) To Start a Delivery Bike Revolution
Delivery vans and trucks are responsible for nearly a third of urban emissions, and a lot of congestion and traffic violence, too. Here's how cities can replace many of them with clean, safe cargo bikes.
“Watch Out, Amsterdam”: Santa Monica Cuts Ribbon Opening Ambitious Curb-Protected 17th Street Bikeway
Santa Monica's recently completed 17th Street bikeway improvements have a "region leading design" featuring Southern California's first protected "Dutch-style" intersections, plus concrete curb protection, and makes great connections to the city's growing bikeway network.
Monday’s Headlines Are For the Children
For the 1 billion children who live in cities worldwide, the streets are too dangerous for them to play outside.
The Explainer: What’s Next for Congestion Pricing?
Let's run through the major issues still looming over New York City's first-in-the-nation congestion toll.
How To Build a Car That Kills People: Cybertruck Edition
The Cybertruck represents a lot of what's wrong with the U.S. transportation system — even as it purports to address those problems.