It’s up to us in the next few days and weeks to ensure that more than a tiny portion of the next infrastructure package goes to greenways, sidewalks, and bike lanes. If we don’t stand up to give people safe networks to live a low-carbon, high-quality life, then we can be assured that the highway lobby will be ready to spend our tax dollars.
The infrastructure bill(s) were never perfect, but now they might never happen at all. Plus ... oh, who cares.
Among the many, many bills recently signed by Governor Newsom is S.B. 339, an extension of a pilot program to test a road-user charge as a way to fund transportation. The idea is that drivers would pay a per-mile fee, thus theoretically paying a fair share of road maintenance needs. That is, those who drive […]
Concerns about climate change have never been higher, and every year is becoming worse. Following a summer filled with devastating hurricanes in the South, deadly flooding in the Northeast and raging wildfires in the West, it’s clearer than ever that we need to do everything in our power to mitigate our country’s impact on the […]
This week on the podcast, we're joined by Mary Pat McGuire, associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois. McGuire talks with us about what happens to water after it hits the pavement, the damaging environmental effects of covering cities in pavement, and steps we can take to reduce runoff in green cities.
Why do DOTs never learn that if you build it, they will drive? Plus, mayors ask Congress to pretty please, pass an infrastructure bill.
More news about the infrastructure bills, more wrongdoing by Tesla and Amazon, and more dire predictions for the future.