Boston's latest do-it-yourself bike lane intervention might seem a bit sketchy -- because it uses comics to prod City Hall for needed safety improvements.
The Purple Line, a light rail project connecting Maryland's Washington, DC, suburbs, has been bogged down since 2014 by a lawsuit from a group of wealthy NIMBYs. Now, thanks to the inaction of U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon, the process is dragging on even longer -- and the delays are threatening to kill the project entirely.
As of this week, the Global Street Design Guide, a handbook for cities around the world to design safe, sustainable streets, is available to the public as for free online.
Andrew Cuomo had years to get out ahead of the MTA's core capacity problems. And he failed.
Given the high-profile location, the number of victims, and recent instances of people using vehicles to kill for ideology, it's understandable that yesterday's crash drew so much attention. But it's important to recognize that as terrible as the Times Square carnage was for a single incident, the same human toll occurs on a daily basis on NYC streets -- it's just dispersed across the city.
The intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic, and Fourth avenues is in some ways the center of Brooklyn, sitting atop the borough's largest transit hub. It's also overrun by cars, funneling traffic to the BQE and the free East River bridges.
So I resorted to the sincere query that I’ve made to him on several occasions, namely: Help me understand why consideration of the needs of the most vulnerable among us - particularly lower-income black and brown communities - is so offensive to you?
As part of the city's Vision Programs, LADOT added painted curb extensions to Third Street between Vermont and Normandie Avenues.
The relationships Flournoy has with the people he has long served are the kinds of relationships that make communities feel like communities. And those relationships are some of the first casualties as folks begin to lose their footholds in the neighborhoods they have built their lives around.
The multicultural avenue provides a first-class feast for the senses, but until recently the corridor provided a less-than-stellar physical environment for walking.
As communities where walking and transit are convenient become increasingly desirable, making sure that people aren’t priced out of these areas, so that more residents can reap the health and economic benefits of walkability, will be a challenge.
Last night some 90 residents turned out for a community meeting where the Chicago Department of Transportation presented plans for short-term, forward-thinking improvements to the intersection that will make it safer for all road users.
As part of its ongoing efforts to create a safer El Camino Real, the City of Redwood is seeking input from the public through an online survey that closes tonight.
Robert Clark’s son Gashaw, 25, died in a bike crash three weeks ago. Gashaw was riding through the large intersection at Third Street and Mission Bay Boulevard, when he collided with a car. “There were over 600 people at his memorial,” said Clark, fighting through tears as he spoke to about 40 people in the […]
Uber, Lyft, Chariot, autonomous cars, bike share–business models and technology for urban mobility and transportation are changing at a quickening pace. How can governments and private enterprise work together to encourage and anticipate these innovations? That was the subject of a panel discussion with car share, bike share, government and tech executives at the San Francisco Bay […]
The piece is like a soccer tie in which points from both sides negate any meaningful result.
WalkDenver's Jill Locantore drops the mic.
They walked and biked to Cheesman Park, escorted by police officers and wrapped in silence, in remembrance of the ever-growing list of people killed while walking, biking, riding motorcycles, and driving.
More than thirty cyclists came out to OCTA’s Bike Rally Thursday morning at Orange Station. The roughly 3.5-mile route cut through Old Town Orange using side streets and the Santiago River Trail Bike Path. Participants received a free commemorative t-shirt and were included in a raffle for two $130-valued bike tuneups from Jax Bike Center […]
The California Transportation Commission agreed to accelerate allocations to already approved ATP projects, and began considering how to spend new revenue from the recently passed transportation funding bill.
Caltrans hosted its own Bike to Work Day in Santa Ana to showcase some of the work it's doing to improve biking infrastructure in downtown.
A proposed new bicycle plan for Charlotte hits the mark in many ways. But without dedicated funding, will it be merely a feel-good exercise?
The question everyone’s asking, now that the interstate repairs are complete: will a significant number of these new riders stick with transit after the bridge is repaired?
Charlotte joins cities around the world in adopting a Vision Zero goal that aims to cut traffic deaths and serious injuries.
As games like golf become outmoded, huge swaths of green space become available. Prime examples abound in Northeast Ohio.
Motorists with smart phones use their devices in 88 out of every 100 trips, according to data collected by Zendrive, a company that assesses driving behavior using the sensors in smart phones. Extrapolating to the entire population, Zendrive estimates there are about 600 million trips involving distracted driving in the U.S. each day.
More than 100 people showed up on a Wednesday evening in Cleveland to participate in a discussion about the future of transit in Northeast Ohio.
HB 293, the "Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act" sponsored by Rep. Galen Higdon (R-Buchanan/Platte Counties) recently passed the House by a vote of 103-46. HB 293 has made no progress in the Senate this year.
HCR 47 creates a statewide task force to study the issue of transportation funding in Missouri and to present recommendations to the Missouri General Assembly and the Governor in time for the 2018 legislative session.
Some developers have cited the high cost of providing structured parking as part of their justification when seeking tax incentives. Perhaps we’re not subsidizing profits, rather we’re subsidizing structured parking.
Crash rates went up almost across the board from 2015 to 2016.
We asked pedestrians and bicyclists to tell us about their close calls on the road. The results are harrowing.
Yesterday, Congress came out with a funding package that keeps the government operating until the end of September. Officially, it's known as the omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2017. Unofficially, it's a Republican Congress ignoring the wishes of President Donald J. Trump, and for transit projects around the country, it's what amounts to good news these days.