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Bike-Share as a Speculative Venture

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New York, you may have heard, is about to get invaded by a swarm of bike-share companies - often described as "dockless" bike-share because they use "smart locks," not fixed stations, to secure the bicycles. But dockless systems have been operating in American cities for some time now. The real distinguishing feature of the new arrivals is that they're financed like Silicon Valley start-ups.
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LA

Metro Finalizes Alignments for Eastside Gold Line

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Yesterday, Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee approved final project definitions for a future Eastside Gold Line extension. If approved by the full board next week, the project moves forward into procuring a consultant to do environmental clearance studies. The Eastside Gold Line extensions are funded in the Measure M expenditure plan with two phases: $534 million […]
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SF

SFMTA Board Approves Eastbound Protected Bike Lane on 13th

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The board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) gave final approval yesterday for a plan to install parking protected bike lanes on the eastbound side of 13th Street in SoMa. “This fills an important gap in our bike network,” said Charles Deffarges, community organizer for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), during the board […]

Q&A With Rachel Hyden, SF Transit Riders’ New Executive Director

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The San Francisco Transit Riders (SFTR) has hired its first Executive Director, Rachel Hyden. “We did a thorough search…and interviewed many good people,” said Thea Selby, SFTR chair, in the official announcement made last week. “Hiring Executive Director Hyden means that we have the capacity to reach out to more diverse riders around the city and be […]
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STL

Understanding St. Louis: Asymmetry of Jobs

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we can imagine downtown St. Louis as the center of the region but must recognize that it is not. How we understand this should inform policy and planning decisions regarding transit, retail, development subsidies and more. That is, you simply can’t create development strategy without recognizing the unique position of downtown St. Louis.
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