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29 min ago   By Steven Snell
The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politician’s attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
15 hours ago   TechCrunch
Women are less likely to ride bikes than males in the United States, and part of the complicated issues of gender and biking have at least partly to do with perceptions. A recent article examines what it means to be “feminine” while riding a bike.
16 hours ago   Atlantic Cities
Use of the 495 Express Lanes, a HOT variable toll, has been fetching a pretty penny this year for commuters looking to escape the notoriously congested Capital Beltway. The ongoing experiment in commute pricing should recede before a tipping point.
17 hours ago   The Washington Post
Although other states prohibit the use of state funding for public transportation projects, Tennessee state legislators are moving toward an outright ban of bus rapid transit projects anywhere in the state.
18 hours ago   Wired
OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.
19 hours ago   FastCompany Exist
One of the unanswered questions of Detroit’s post-bankruptcy future is what will happen with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, especially after negotiations to create a regional authority ended in failure this week.
20 hours ago   Detroit Free Press
When a new shopping center may leave existing retail areas short of business, a California court has ruled that mitigations of "urban decay" must be spelled out up front.
21 hours ago   California Planning & Development Report
SAGE has provided free access to material from the Journal of Planning Education and Research's focus issue on Healthy Schools. Click here for the links and synopses. Follow us on Twitter @JPER7 & on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JPERPlanning) Opinion
22 hours ago   By JPER
According to a new EIA report, the cost advantages of liquefied natural gas make it an attractive alternative to diesel fuel for major U.S. freight railroad companies. Hybrid diesel-electric locomotives on order for 5 states will power HSR routes.
22 hours ago   Progressive Railroading
Old City in Philadelphia presents a troubling dichotomy—while the neighborhood is a busy location for redevelopment investment, many of its historic buildings are succumbing to neglect.
23 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer