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A hearing on pedestrian infrastructure in Dallas—which is proving exceptionally deadly this year—reveals the sharp political divide on how to make streets safe for walking.
31 min ago   The Dallas Morning News
It's serious, and the data is surprising. You need not be a pedestrian to experience injury while walking using your cell phone: half of all injuries occurred in the home. Two thirds of all walking-using-cell phone injuries were females.
Yesterday   The Washington Post
Initial planning steps toward replacement of the 105-year-old tunnels under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York's Penn Station are underway, with New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and the Port Authority of N.Y & N.J. all playing key roles.
Yesterday   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
Yesterday   Crosscut
Unusually scarce precipitation last winter has left little snow on the mountains, endangering a key California water reserve.
2 days ago   KPCC
San Diego quest to find solutions to repairing damaged city sidewalks continues, with home and business owners potentially facing liability for trip-and-fall accidents
2 days ago   Voice of San Diego
Something needs to change if Arizona is going to be able to pay the bills for maintaining and building new roads, according to the findings of an audit by the state.
2 days ago   Phoenix Business Journal
A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked an increase in the likelihood of being in a traffic fatality to a person's educational level.
2 days ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
A case study of media coverage in Connecticut finds a double standard between the CTFastrak and Interstate 84 projects.
2 days ago   Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.
2 days ago   Human Transit
The decision to shut down a 4.7-square-mile swath of Philadelphia's Center City on the occasion of the Pope's visit last weekend has converted a lot of new believers to the open streets cause.
3 days ago   Philly Voice