Transportation

In Chicago, speed cameras are proving effective at reducing speeds; in Philadelphia, a police commissioner is lobbying the state to allow the implementation of the cameras.
8 hours ago   Chi.Streetsblog
An editorial calls for a comprehensive plan to address Dallas' growing need to overhaul its streetlights—80 percent of which are now older than their recommended 25-year life span.
Jul 14, 2014   Dallas News
Like cities in the United States—most notably, New York City—London is working to improve walkability while reducing pedestrian fatalities. The policy that will direct London in these efforts, the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, is still taking shape.
Jul 14, 2014   Living Streets
Dynamic pricing is not the only route to increasing parking availability. Better management of disabled placards at metered spaces may be an easier and more effective strategy. Implemented on July 1, Portland's policy is showing dramatic results.
Jul 14, 2014   AP (via KATU.Com)
Much of my current research concerns the relationships between land use and transportation, and methods for quantifying these impacts. A few months ago I discussed some initial findings in my column, New Research On Smart Growth Benefits. Opinion
Jul 14, 2014   By Todd Litman
In another example of Los Angeles slowly unraveling itself from prior legislation that hinder its transit goals, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow light rail construction in the San Fernando Valley.
Jul 13, 2014   Los Angeles Times
A clash between transportation planning mentalities is playing out in Milwaukee over a proposed highway expansion—on one side the car-centric concerns of the state; on the other, the placemaking concerns of the city.
Jul 13, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Writing for Woodhouse, Mike Clay leads a worldwide tour of the most innovative bike parking technologies and facilities.
Jul 12, 2014   Woodhouse
Angie Schmitt covers Bike Portland's article on store owners teaming up to bring road diet as a means to improve business.
Jul 12, 2014   Bike Portland
Payton Chung summarizes a new report from the Transportation Research Board that reveals the indicators of successful transit projects.
Jul 12, 2014   Streetsblog USA
Recent reports reveal that a Chinese Internet search company known as Baidu is developing a bicycle that will ride itself. The technology could be game changer in Asia—China, for instance, has 551 million bike riders.
Jul 11, 2014   Tech In Asia