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How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

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4 mentions3 days ago
Even in the face of the financial crisis and budget shortfalls, the M.T.A. has given concession after concession to its main labor union. Members of the Transport Workers Union got ...

We had triathletes race all 6 of D.C.’s bike-share bikes. The results surprised even us.

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5 mentions6 days ago
You may have noticed brightly colored bicycles all over D.C. lately. These cruisers are part of a dockless bike-share pilot program that began Sept. 20 and will continue through April.

Myths of the 1 Percent: What’s Putting People at the Top

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2 mentions3 days ago
Advertisement Income inequality inspires fierce debate around the world, and no shortage of proposed solutions. As global billionaires bid up the price of a da Vinci painting on Wednesday, to ...

Cell Phones Don’t Make Walking Dangerous

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2 mentions5 days ago
All the hype about cell phone use being to blame for pedestrian deaths doesn’t hold up when you review the data. To get a sense of the real sources of ...

PeopleForBikes seeks mapping specialist

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2 mentions4 days ago
PeopleForBikes (PFB) seeks a creative, organized, and proactive network and mapping specialist to join us in our mission to get more people on bikes more often. The ideal candidate will ...

Confident Philadelphia Officials Preemptively Raze Center City To Make Room For Amazon Headquarters

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PHILADELPHIA—Convinced they will win the highly competitive contest to host the e-commerce giant’s new offices, optimistic local officials have preemptively razed Philadelphia’s entire Center City district to make room for ...

The Republican tax bill contains a sneaky break for private jet owners

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3 mentions3 days ago
The Senate GOP tax bill contains a tax break for owners of private jets. People that own jets would have payments relating to their exempted from an excise tax. The ...

Tamika Butler, racism, and the segregation of public space

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2 mentions1 week ago
“Why don’t more African-Americans ride bicycles?” That headline from a national advocacy organization asks a question that’s common to many planners, policymakers, and advocates. It’s a question that helped spark ...

Save the Bike Commuter Benefit!

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2 mentions4 days ago
Stay Up to Date Receive Bicycle Friendly America news delivered straight to your inbox every other week. Subscribe by RSS Proposed Senate tax bill ENDS bike commuter benefit BUT keeps ...

Bill Gates’ Smart City in Arizona Is Not Smart, Not a City, and Has Little to Do With Bill Gates

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2 mentions5 days ago
Here are some things you should know about the smart city Bill Gates is building in Phoenix. It’s not a city, nor is it “smart,” nor does the Microsoft founder ...

Cycling downhill: has Copenhagen hit peak bike?

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2 mentions4 days ago
It’s 8am on a rainy weekday morning on Copenhagen’s Nørrebrogade street and the stream of cyclists making their way into city centre is already getting jammed. Cyclists often have to ...

Study: 90% Of Bike Accidents Preventable By Buying Car Like A Normal Person

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5 mentions1 week ago
WASHINGTON—Saying it was a simple but effective measure to reduce potentially deadly incidents, a study published Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 90 percent of bike ...

Toronto Shows How Easy It Is to Speed Up Surface Transit

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2 mentions3 days ago
Toronto’s streetcar is a rarity in North America: a legacy system that still functions as a transportation workhorse, moving large numbers of people. The busiest route is on King Street,

EPA seeks to repeal part of Obama emissions rule for big trucks

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2 mentions6 days ago
Las Vegas Donald Trump North Korea By Timothy Cama - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC ...

Taking Transit Beyond the Traditional

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4 mentions1 week ago
As they increasingly understand that they're in the mobility business, some agencies are making the most of innovative approaches. Ridership on most U.S. public transit systems is on the decline.

Car-Sharing & Ride-Hailing Adding Electric Cars to Their Fleets

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A major benefit of car-sharing and ride-hailing is that it’s becoming easier for those without cars to get around and for households to reduce the number of cars they own,

Meet the 'Trackless Train,' Which Is Actually an Awesome Bus

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3 mentions3 days ago
New “trackless trains” out of China suggest buses by any other name could smell sweeter. It’s the shape of a swoopy modern streetcar, but it’s got rubber-shod wheels of a ...

The 'miracle pill': how cycling could save the NHS

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2 mentions1 week ago
Imagine if a team of scientists devised a drug which massively reduced people’s chances of developing cancer or heart disease, cutting their overall likelihood of dying early by 40%. This ...

Wal-Mart says it’s planning to test Tesla’s new electric trucks

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Wal-Mart is planning to test Tesla's electric trucks, the company said Friday. "We have a long history of testing new technology – including alternative-fuel trucks – and we are excited ...

No-deal Brexit: it’s already too late

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2 mentions3 days ago
As things stand at the moment, eighteen months from now the UK will leave the EU without any agreement on trade regulation or tariffs, either with the EU or any ...

Trump admin. to reverse ban on elephant trophies from Africa

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3 mentions6 days ago
The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by ...

Intern with the Center for Public Integrity and learn investigative journalism

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2 mentions6 days ago
The Center for Public Integrity is pleased to offer paid summer internships in Washington, D.C., to train the next generation of investigative journalists. Sometimes the application process can be daunting.

Super Bowl will limit light-rail use to ticket holders on game day

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2 mentions7 days ago
If you’re headed to worship, work or play on Super Bowl Sunday, don’t count on taking a light-rail train to get there. Blue Line trains between Mall of America and ...

Mobility Justice Advocates Gather in Leimert Park for Untokening California

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2 mentions1 week ago
“I’m at the point where I want to burn it [all down],” said a mobility advocate as Untokening California came to a close this past November 4. She had had ...

One illegal gun. 12 weeks. A dozen criminal acts. The rapid cycle of gun violence.

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Arts and Entertainment

How to Turn a Major Road Into a Pedestrian Dream

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6 mentions1 week ago
London’s plans for Oxford Street show that even the busiest roads can ban vehicles—but there's one major misstep. Finally, it’s happening. After years of discussion, London’s Oxford Street is being ...

Bikes and Transit Keep Racking Up Ballot Wins

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2 mentions6 days ago
PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook or sign up for their weekly news digest ...

and roadster

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2 mentions5 days ago
Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road. The long-anticipated Tesla Semi has a range of 500 miles on a ...

Buses—small, electric, and automated—may be transit’s future

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7 mentions5 days ago
It may seem unlikely that a bus route that takes passengers to a local sauna would provide a glimpse of transportation’s future. But, to be fair, we’re talking public transit ...

In Montreal, an Electrifying Win for a Long-Shot Who Campaigned on Better Transit and Cycling

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Valérie Plante entered Sunday’s mayoral election in Montreal as a huge underdog. Though she’d served on the City Council, she was considered an outsider in the city’s political scene, known ...

Trump building in Panama tied to Russian mafia, international crime: report

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‘One of the most secretive, dark states’: What is Kansas trying to hide?

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The statement was simple. Factual. A Kansas spokesperson was acknowledging that the state highway department didn’t have the money to rebuild a dangerous stretch of Interstate 70 that had been ...

Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It

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2 mentions6 days ago
By Leeann Tweeden In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father ...

Affordable-Housing Production Under Threat in Tax Overhaul Proposals

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Nov. 16, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET The tax bills working their way through Congress could slash production of affordable housing across the U.S. at a time when supply is near ...

The increasingly irresistible case for electrifying city buses

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7 mentions5 days ago
There is a ton of hype around electric cars right now, for understandable reasons. Several snazzy new models have been released recently, range continues improving, and ambitious cities are pledging ...

Want to Pay for the Bus or Subway by Swiping Your Smartphone? In Some U.S. Cities, You'll Soon Be Able to.

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With new technology, passengers get the convenience of using either their phones or a versatile fare card. But making things simpler for customers is no easy task. Depending on the ...

Excellent Uber Ad Distills the Problem With Uber in Crowded Cities

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6 mentions1 week ago
In a brilliant new spot, Uber inadvertently lays out exactly why its for-hire vehicles won’t solve transportation headaches in crowded cities. Produced by the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors, “Boxes” ...

Ten rules for cities about automated vehicles

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7 mentions5 days ago
Note: This article is based on a talk the author gave to the US Conference of Mayors and CNU. 1) Be afraid One of my favorite books of all times ...

Keystone Pipeline Leaks About 5,000 Barrels of Oil

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A photo of the spill posted to the company’s Twitter account showed a large, darkened area in a field. The Keystone pipeline is part of a 2,687-mile system that carries ...

Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous

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3 mentions1 week ago
So, wow, imagine we get there: total autonomy. Manual driving is outlawed. Our cars are better drivers than we ever were. And not only that, they coordinate with one another ...

Are You High, Uber?

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4 mentions1 week ago
Take a cheap helicopter ride through a smoggier, stress-ier, and more divided L.A. São Paulo’s traffic is horrendous. But if you’re rich enough, you can avoid it. With the world’s ...

How Seattle Avoided the Transit Death Spiral to Turn Around Its Bus System

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5 mentions1 week ago
In 2014, King County Metro was facing a revenue shortfall, thanks to declining sales tax receipts following the recession. But unlike other cities, Seattle didn’t settle for service cuts, which ...

Analysis

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For some reason, our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump had seemed like quite a burden in the past month. Well, the ...

The Right and Wrong Ways to Lock Your Bike

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How to lock your bike up to prevent bike theft – riding home without a seat is embarrassing, riding home without a wheel is impossible. By Anne Mathews Illustrator: Thomas ...

Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

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Senator Jeff Sessions, in line to become attorney general, offered no hints at any legal workaround that would allow President-elect Donald J. Trump to bring back the brutal interrogation tactic.

Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past

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3 mentions1 week ago
If ours is an age in which no end of institutions and conventions are being disrupted, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most basic features of ...

Live streaming

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Moderated by Daniel X. O'NeilHarper Reed, Aaron Ginn, Betsy Hoover, and Chip Englander Building for Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology Alan Cramb and John Ronan Monday, Oct 17 Register ...

Getting There: City floats plan to phase parking lots out of downtown

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Twitter FacebookEmailRedditSMS Parking lots are the worst. Wide, paved expanses that add nothing to the beauty of downtown Spokane. Yet they also serve a basic function in today’s world. About ...

Opinion

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2 mentions7 days ago
California just extended its landmark cap-and-trade emissions program through 2030, and has adopted incentives that will help put 1.5 million electric and other zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.

Germany has developed a set of ethical guidelines for self-driving cars

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3 mentions7 days ago
The German federal government will adopt new guidelines for self-driving cars inside the country, which will prioritize the value and equality of human life over damage to property or animals.
 

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