How can we make more space for women's voices in the urban transportation sphere?
With Trimet's new fare capping program, poor people no longer have to pay more for transit than the rich.
If your local police force has a reputation for harassing people who look like you, and your neighborhood gets a new bike lane, would that infrastructure be enough to make you feel comfortable riding?
NYC DOT is on a roll this summer as construction season brings a slew of new projects to improve walking and biking, including some design treatments the city is trying out for the first time. These short videos are my way of saying thanks.
"The subway system is the economic circulatory system of the entire city," Governor Cuomo said at a groundbreaking for the new rail concourse. But the location of this LIRR and Amtrak waiting area will make connections to subways less convenient.
Transit capacity across the Hudson is at a breaking point. As more people living in New Jersey find work in New York City, regional officials are in a race against time to replace and upgrade old transit infrastructure, according to a new report by the Regional Plan Association.
Watch a fly-through showcasing peoplemover connections with Metro, parking, rental cars, and LAX terminals
This morning, Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez opened the city of Los Angeles’ first four-way-stop scramble crossing intersection. L.A.’s first non-signalized stop-sign-controlled scramble is located at the intersection of Sylvan Street and Sylmar Avenue in the community of Van Nuys. SBLA readers may already be aware that L.A. has other diagonal scramble crosswalks at […]
Folks from neighboring cites have filed a lawsuit attempting to undo Playa Del Rey street safety improvements. The lawsuit includes exaggerated and false statements.
The new Chicago law requiring vehicle side guards and safety mirrors will help prevent future tragedies.
CDOT is planning to install bike lanes on the sidewalks of Uptown's Lawrence and Wilson viaducts. It appears that this is a strategy to prevent future homeless encampments
The Slow Roll Chicago cofounder argued that the location, cost, and marketing of the event makes it unlikely many residents from Vision Zero focus communities will attend.
The San Francisco Public Utilities (SFPUC) cut the ribbon on its Holloway Avenue Green Street project today, which added permeable surfaces and cisterns for better storm water management on an eight-block stretch of this relatively calm residential street through the Ingleside neighborhood. The project, which the SFPUC says will “collect and treat 1.1 million gallons […]
“Mobility should be as accessible as water or electricity. We believe mobility is a human right,” said Marcy Klevorn, Executive Vice President and President, Mobility, Ford Motor Company, during the introductory session at today’s “City of Tomorrow” symposium at Fort Mason, which Ford sponsored. Ford’s move to become less of a car maker and more of […]
“There’s a kind of cultural license to grow,” explained Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), at a presentation about planning lessons from Seattle. “Although they have 20 percent fewer residents, Seattle is consistently producing, decade over decade, two times as much housing as San Francisco.” […]
There's one thing that RTD Board of Directors meetings never do without: A buffet. RTD is one of the few American transit agencies run by publicly elected residents, yet there's one thing their meetings always do without: Any broadcast whatsoever that lets the public see or hear the discussion taking place.
As long as Denver keeps expanding highways and parking, transit will have a hard time keeping pace.
If a flesh-eating virus killed more than 40,000 people in the United States in a single year, every level of government would act decisively to stamp out the contagion and save lives. And yet, when 40,000 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in the United States last year, our collective response was little more than a shrug.
San Jose had a very bikey time last week: The SVBC held its summit, NACTO came to town, and a pop-up protected bikeway showed up in downtown San Jose.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District just began construction on an all-electric Bus Rapid Transit route (BRT) that will serve South Stockton and connect with other Metro Express bus routes in the city.
Alliance for a Healthy Orange County created a training program for residents and advocates to learn skills and knowledge about housing, transportation, and access to healthy food. Trainees can then will share the information with their networks.
If you buy parking by the day, you’re not sinking long term costs into a space, and you’re free to commute by another method without losing money.
I’m posting this here purely for posterity. If you didn’t see it recently, bus service is starting to expand, including changes on the weekends. This comes as a direct result from the one-half cent sales tax increase that was voted on in the Fall of 2016. Go GoRaleigh! Starting Aug. 6, GoRaleigh will: Increase Sunday […]
Bike-sharing has arrived at UNC Charlotte. The program launched with 100 bikes at 10 campus locations.
How can Cleveland make meaningful strides in reducing carbon emissions in order to meet the goals set in the Paris Climate Accord?
A CSX plan would likely clog the Chicago-Albany freight rail line and prompt more rail shippers to use trucks.
To what extent is job access greater by car than via transit in low-income areas? How does this gap change when we improve access to and from transit stations?
The new design is substantially different, it has 3 times as many bus bays. First we have to get to it.
The Ferris wheel idea is dead. So What should be at Delmar and Skinker? Another auto-oriented fast-food joint a la Taco John’s? A parking lot? A park? A traditional building?
Note: This goofy poem tells the story of a very cool grassroots effort called the Greater Gravois Initiative, which advocated…
The fact that any momentum for Trump's infrastructure plan has completely dissipated is good news for cities and the climate. All signs were pointing to a sprawl-inducing disaster.
Back in March, the Trump administration released a budget proposal that included draconian cuts to transit. Now budget bills are moving through the GOP-controlled House and Senate, and while the threat to transit isn't as severe as what the administration was calling for, it's still alarming.
If you’ve ever wanted the chance to influence Metro’s next projects, now is your chance.