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The Cultural Lag on Safety at DOTs

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On Tuesday, Streetsblog covered a talk about protected bike lanes. Ryan Russo, head of Oakland’s newly formed Department of Transportation, and Mike Sallaberry, Project Manager for SFMTA’s Livable Streets division, supported the panel’s conclusion that protected bike lanes must become the new normal for street design. But two days later, I went through MacArthur BART station and […]

SF Edges Closer to Compensating Merchants Throughout the City

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At this morning’s meeting of the Government Audit and Oversight Committee, four of San Francisco’s Supervisors made it clear they want to give money directly to businesses that are taking losses because of the city’s many ongoing construction projects. “Small businesses are feeling squeezed on every side. Small businesses are already struggling to keep up […]

SPUR Talk: Protected Bike Lanes Must Become the New Normal

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Urban planners, at least when it comes to bikeway design, are still trying to undo the damage caused by vehicular cyclists in the 1970s and 80s, explained Bill Schultheiss, a traffic engineer who specializes in bike design and a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee and the Pedestrian Task Force of the National Committee on Uniform […]
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St. Louis Does the Opposite of NACTO

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Since St. Louis, and the region by extension, does the opposite of what NACTO recommends, we could benefit greatly if the city joined — and followed their lead. But I doubt the traffic engineers in the Streets Dept and the like-minded engineers at the Board of Public Service are willing to change the way things have always been done.
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Traffic Crashes Cost the People of Texas $162 Billion a Year

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Traffic congestion costs the people of Texas over $14 billion a year in terms of lost time on the freeways, according to our tabulation of the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. Most Texas elected officials have supported dramatic moves to fund road projects attempting to address this issue. The people of Texas voted … Continue reading "How much do traffic crashes cost the people of Texas? (A: $162 Billion)"
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