To this day, jargon that originated in the mid-20th Century highway era tilts transportation engineering against walking, biking, and transit.
If Seattle is going to give bike-share another try, it will have to learn from this experience. The Pronto system started off small and never scaled up. And that mandatory helmet law really didn't help.
Nottingham, England, is winning recognition around the U.K. for its successful commuter parking program, which charges employers for the spaces they provide to employees and directs the revenue to transit.
In a new report, Transportation Alternatives makes the case for closing the gaps in the Second Avenue protected bike lane as soon as possible and lays out a design concept for the tricky approach to the Queensboro Bridge.
After DOT redesigned the Queens Boulevard service roads in Woodside, the number of people biking doubled while pedestrian and cyclist injuries dropped. Last night, more than 100 people packed into the cafeteria of P.S. 139 in Rego Park to weigh in on extending the redesign east to Yellowstone Boulevard.
With New Yorkers aching to make themselves heard by the incoming president, a coalition of planning and advocacy groups wants Mayor de Blasio to improve public access to key streets and gathering places. Among other recommendations, the groups urge the mayor to turn Fifth Avenue and 14th Street into pedestrian and transit zones.
(Read the survey responses for Jesse Creed, Paul Koretz and Mark Herd by clicking on their names.) In 2013, I described the election in the Los Angeles City Council District 5 as “quiet.” Paul Koretz was a reliable vote for bicycle friendly policies, albeit a little slow to implement change in his district. His only […]
LADOT announce the first of four 35-foot electric buses that will serve downtown L.A.
Congratulations to Councilmembers Bonin, Harris-Dawson, and Huizar, Phil Washington, Bicycle Transit Systems, Zachary Rynew, Luke Klipp, and Bike SGV!
The state, which has jurisdiction over the five-lane highway, is refusing to lift a finger to improve pedestrian safety, or even let the village make its own changes.
The Englewood Line Nature Trail, a proposed two-mile elevated greenway, would run along an unused rail embankment between 58th and 59th streetsm from Hoyne to Wallace avenues.
When there's a serious or fatal crash, how common is it for the police to examine the driver's cell phone to determine whether distracted driving may have played a role?
Yesterday morning, some 80 volunteers came to a Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day event in Fruitvale, organized by the Oakland Office of Public Works, the City of Oakland, and Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo. The volunteers, who assembled near the BART station at 9, collected trash from nearby streets and public spaces, trimmed trees, and gardened the grounds of the Oakland Animal Shelter.
NextBus simply isn’t tracking more than half the buses on the streets.
Yesterday afternoon marked San Francisco's first death from traffic violence for 2017.
Pedestrians will be separated from traffic by "curb stops" -- low-lying, prefabricated barriers -- as well as parked cars and plastic posts.
The project would give people a safe path to walk above the banks of the South Platte River, dotted along the way with places to sit, gather, and play. It would also slim Arkins Court down to a 22-foot-wide street designed for calmer traffic and safer pedestrian crossings.
Governor Brown's budget proposal explicitly states that money for affordable housing will not come out of the State’s General Fund and no new funding sources will be available without significant reform to local laws that currently stand in the way of housing growth
California as a state ranks at number 17 for pedestrian risk, with 6,616 pedestrian deaths between 2005 and 2014. The California regions with the highest pedestrian fatality rates are Bakersfield, Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Stockton-Lodi, Modesto, and Fresno.
In the first step of the budget process for 2017-2018, Governor Brown proposed a budget that shows fiscal restraint--and includes money for the Active Transportation Program.
Statewide, roadway fatalities continued their steady increase, with a disturbing 9% increase from 2015 for both people walking and people riding bikes.
Last year a Charlottean became Atlanta’s planning director. Tim Keane grew up in Charlotte, graduated from UNC Charlotte and went on to be planning director 1994-1999 in the north Mecklenburg town of Davidson.
I’m finally getting around to doing a fantasy transit map. My inspiration? My trip home from D.C. to Greensboro via the train.
The threat of terrorism should always be accounted for, as it is an all too common reality in today’s world. But ...
Being able to practically get to a job is a measure of the usefulness and economic attractiveness of a city, concludes University of Minnesota in its annual ranking of how well U.S. cities provide access to jobs via transit.
The City of Columbus is moving forward with at least one of the recommendations from its wide-ranging Short North Parking Study.
the Great Rivers Greenway and Trailnet are eager for the Rock Island Trail to approach their regional trail network. The Katy Trail is just a few miles away at Washington, where the new Highway 47 Bridge over the Missouri River will be bike-friendly.
Back in September 2016, on the 20th, I received a press release from our transit agency Metro — aka Bi-State Development: SWANSEA, IL, SEPT. 20, 2016… Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is pleased to announce a new, $10.5 million development that ...
In a development described as “gaining momentum“, the long-planned Chouteau Greenway may get something of a start next year. A…
A group of neighbors worked together to install a temporary traffic calming measure on McBee Street at Ruiz in Austin's Mueller neighborhood for one day -- the last day of 2016.
The recommendations could have long-term positive effects for street safety throughout the city.
Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who serves on the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board overseeing transportation planning and coordination for the 2 million residents of the Austin region, publicly called for the lynching of an African American suspect awaiting trial for the murder of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi.