News

54 min ago
The city of Portland is wearing the Yellow Jersey on equity issues connected to the Biketown bikeshare system.
Bike Portland
1 hour ago
Good urban design can make growth more appealing.
Streetsblog LA
2 hours ago
Philadelphia City Council seeks ways to spur development without creating new traffic issues.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
3 hours ago
A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
Chicago Reader
4 hours ago
Traffic-plagued Kosciuszko will soon be replaced, and some commuters are celebrating its demise.
Gothamist
19 hours ago
Just in time for United Nations World Wildlife Day, a new initiative in Israel has launched to identify deadly road crossings for animals by harnessing data collected from the Waze app.
The Jerusalem Post
20 hours ago
Chicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance to outlaw street performances audible from more than 20 feet away, but in a segregated city, some fear that a quieter downtown might be more unwelcoming.
Chicagoist
21 hours ago
Eric Bunch argues that removing I-70 from downtown Kansas City presents a big opportunity for the city.
Bike Walk KC
22 hours ago
Among the many guidelines and rules going back to the drawing board (or ceremonial execution by executive order) at the federal level are guidelines for self-driving cars released only months ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Reuters
23 hours ago
It took awhile, but the city of Indianapolis has finally approved the nation's first income tax to raise revenue for the IndyGo public transit system.
Indystar
Yesterday
Unlike the nation's more well-known high-speed rail project in California, the 205 miles-per-hour, Dallas-to-Houston bullet train will be almost entirely privately financed. How is that possible?
Dallas News
Yesterday
A group of researchers monitoring government websites noticed changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. The changes fit into the Trump Administration's "America First" politics.
Climate Central
Yesterday
A nascent effort to legalize casino gambling in the state of Georgia fell short of the necessary legislative support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yesterday
For low-income residents in high-cost areas, there's no substitute for the public sector to provide below-market rate housing. But for middle-income households, the market should be able to produce housing without subsidy. So why doesn't this happen?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
The new INRIX Traffic Scorecard uses "big" data to calculate congestion costs. Like previous studies, it exaggerates traffic congestion costs and roadway expansion benefits.
City Observatory
Yesterday
The California high-speed rail project is not alone in confronting legal and political obstacles. The main issue in Texas that has aroused opposition to the privately financed, 240-mile Dallas to Houston bullet train is the use of eminent domain.
The Texas Tribune
Yesterday
After repainting the lanes on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, the street works better for everyone. If it's that easy, why isn't the model implemented more widely?
Seattle Bike Blog
Yesterday
Denver and Austin were finalists in the competition. Since then, they've found ways to implement their ideas.
Governing
Yesterday
Mimicking traffic cops, local townsfolk have resorted to speed checking passing cars with blow dryers.
BBC
Yesterday
Diverting billions of dollars of sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the Texas Department of Transportation is taking a toll on other programs that lawmakers must fund.
The Texas Tribune
2 days ago
A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.
Streetsblog USA