Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Oregon

Illustration of what Hawthorne could look like with better infrastructure. Scott Mason.

How to Get Skeptical Biz Owners On Board With Bikes

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Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on Bike Portland is republished here with permission. Though it’s a local story, we thought it spoke well to a national audience about both the potential and the pitfalls of citizen-led grass roots efforts to build bike infrastructure, especially in the context of a commercial landscape whose business […]
Rep. Peter DeFazio criticized Uber and Lyft for not coming to Capitol Hill Wednesday to answer questions at a Transportation Committee hearing. Image: Oregon Department of Transportation

House Transport Chair Rips Uber, Lyft

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio had invited representatives from Uber and Lyft to sit on a panel discussing the future of transportation network companies. On Monday, he learned ride hail officials declined to participate, so DeFazio used his opening remarks to lambast both companies for contributing to longer traffic delays and higher […]
The Alexandria Times, tackling bike lanes on Seminary Road. Image: Alextimes.com

Media Watch: Local Papers Love Drivers

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An editorial board in a Missouri town warns that “impatient teens” are going to get themselves killed — by drivers who apparently have the right of way — if something isn’t done to solve the drop-off and pick-up problem at a local high school. Another in Oregon questions whether city buses should be allowed to control […]
Nobody wants this.

Mayors Seek Transit Funds To Fight Climate Change

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A coalition of mayors wants Congress to declare a "Marshall Plan" against climate change by spending on mass transit to curb air pollution in their cities. The mayors of Atlanta, Honolulu, St. Paul, Pittsburgh, and Portland, Ore., implored senators at a climate hearing on Capitol Hill last week to invest in renewable-energy programs in order to create jobs and fund bus and rail systems, with the goal of weening people off gas-polluting vehicles.