Cities and towns are constantly fretting about downtown parking. But what they often perceive as a "parking shortage" isn't caused by a lack of parking -- it's the result of poor management of the parking they already have. The upshot is that many cities, seeking cheap and plentiful car storage, pursue policies that make their parking and traffic problems worse, not better. Now a downtown Austin business coalition aims to chart a better course.
Portland officials are developing a plan for a network of "Enhanced Transit Corridors," carving out space in the street for buses so vehicles with 30 passengers aren't stuck in a quagmire of vehicles carrying just one.
The biggest potential for transit ridership is in walkable neighborhoods in the city, where more people and jobs are clustered closer together. But regional politics often lead agencies to build transit in suburban areas where ridership will be more sparse.
New York can be a city where everyone from young kids to elderly seniors can get around without fear, where neighborhood streets can be places of congregation and activity instead of motorways. To become that city, we'll have to shift a lot more street space from cars to transit, biking, and walking.
The State Senate adjourned its 2017 session last night without taking action on a bill to expand the use of speed cameras near schools.
Late yesterday, Andrew Cuomo nominated former MTA chief Joe Lhota to resume the role at a time when the agency is grappling with a decline in reliability that has reached crisis proportions. Lhota was hastily confirmed by the State Senate as the 2017 legislative session came to an end last night.
Metro staff presented a plan for an all-electric bus fleet by 2030. The only concrete steps the agency is committed to is electrifying the Orange and Silver Lines by 2020 and 2021.
Perhaps the most powerful thing Butler did during her tenure was to consistently give of herself to create space for others on the margins in a field where there is currently precious little.
LADOT and film industry representatives have agreed on terms for the next batch of green bike lanes in the city of L.A.
The new West Town Master Plan, commissioned by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area #29, floats the idea of converting two of the four mixed-traffic lanes on Chicago Avenue in the neighborhood to buffered bike lanes. While that’s a forward-thing idea, it would actually make sense to use that extra right-of-way […]
Chicago is finally getting moving on the crucial mission of reducing the carnage on our streets, where dozens of people are injured in crashes every day.
Along with Philadelphia’s and New York’s bike-share systems, Portland State University researchers have been studying Divvy system, looking at the barriers to riding for low-income individuals and people of color. Meanwhile, CDOT announce this year's adult bike riding classes geared towards new Divvy users.
Hoodline is reporting that a cyclist was killed yesterday at around 5:30 p.m. in a collision with a car at the intersection of Silver and Alemany Boulevard. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is looking for more details, but a spokesman for the SFBC says the victim was a 51-year-old man. “Our hearts are heavy this morning […]
The risks to our undocumented riders are real.
Streetsblog caught up with Russo on Friday near his office in downtown Oakland to talk about how he's settling in, what he thinks of the strides Oakland has made so far, and how he will shepherd the department towards a safer, more equitable and more sustainable future.
Turns out, Cherry Creek businesses did better in February 2017 (the month after parking fees began) than in 2016.
Politicians will posture, but they can't spin the fact that the final product is deeply flawed.
Available passes don't reach residents with low incomes, many of whom — students in particular — depend on transit.
A recent survey commissioned by the California Bicycle Coalition found the California voters favor investments in a multi-modal, inclusive transportation system.
Greenberg's job is to work across all the different programs within Caltrans to guide and offer resources for meeting the department's sustainability goals, including interior goals--like efficient energy and water use--and external goals relating to the state transportation system.
After 2020 California GHG emission reduction goals will become more stringent, and therefore harder to reach. Since transportation is the largest single contributor to GHG emissions, achieving targets requires finding ways to make it easy for people to drive less. But regions say they can't control driving, and they don't have enough money.
The revenue generated from downtown projects generate a lot more than those taking place in the suburbs.
Plans are underway for the Rosengarten Greenway, a path starting from West Cabarrus Street and ending at the Rocky Branch Greenway on South Saunders Street.
After a year of construction work, the bus station at Moore Square, renamed to GoRaleigh Transit Station, is now fully up and running with a new look and new amenities.
The Trump Administration’s 2018 proposed budget would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration and its $4 billion annual budget within four years. It would also slash all funding to Amtrak’s National Network that has seen ridership grow 18 percent since 2000.
In the United States, one of the big things keeping women out of the saddle is that when they bike they're harassed. All the time.
As games like golf become outmoded, huge swaths of green space become available. Prime examples abound in Northeast Ohio.
Note: This goofy poem tells the story of a very cool grassroots effort called the Greater Gravois Initiative, which advocated…
Transit works best when it delivers you to and takes you from the middle of things instead of the edge.
Overall I think they’ve done an outstanding job, but the previous space was so awful it was hard to not do better. Accessibly is excellent, as is the amount of seating.
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to influence Metro’s next projects, now is your chance.
One Houston area native tries to make the switch from car culture to transit pro, one task at a time. Continue Reading →
Dazzling parks seem to open every few weeks in Houston, but by one important measure the city is failing to meet a basic standard of park access for about half of the population.