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California Could Cut $600 Million From Active Transportation

Complete Streets advocates want the governor to fill the gap with funding from the state highway fund instead.

May 23, 2024 - Politico

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Philly Mayor Proposes Major Cuts to Vision Zero

Despite promises to make the city’s roadways safer for pedestrians and cyclists, the proposed budget slashes Vision Zero funding nearly in half.

May 15, 2024 - MSN

Cyclists riding on green painted bike lane protected by flexible post delineators in Chicago, Illinois.

Study: Lack of Safe Infrastructure Keeps People Away From Active Transportation

Roughly two-thirds of respondents to an REI Co-op survey said they would ride bikes more if protected bike lanes and other safety measures were more prevalent in their communities.

May 15, 2024 - REI Co-op

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Critics Say New York Highway Expansion Plans Oppose Climate Goals

Plans to widen some roads are drawing backlash from transit advocates who say they will lead to an increase in congestion and truck traffic.

May 15, 2024 - New York Daily News

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Houston Road Safety Project at Risk

Mayor Whitmire reversed his support for a planned road safety project that includes lane reductions, putting $40 million in federal funding in jeopardy.

May 2, 2024 - Houston Public Media

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Street Safety Improvements Coming to the Bay Area

State and local officials are zeroing in on some of the region’s most dangerous streets and transit corridors.

April 25, 2024 - The Mercury News

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Rochester Shows Possible Future for Former Highways

A former freeway is undergoing a massive redevelopment that goes beyond highway removal to reconnect and revitalize surrounding areas.

April 18, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Children sit on temporary street furniture next to book cart at pop-up reading event at open streets event in Sunset Park in New York City.

Meet NYC’s New Office of Livable Streets

The NYC DOT program will build on pandemic-era initiatives to promote safe and comfortable streets that enhance community and expand uses beyond just moving cars.

April 18, 2024 - Next City

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Houston Mayor Pauses Complete Streets Projects

The move raises concerns among road safety advocates who point out that traffic deaths continue to rise.

April 16, 2024 - Governing

Two cyclists riding on a protected bike lane on a bridge in Seattle with traffic on their left.

Seattle Road Safety Advocates Say Transportation Levy Perpetuates Car-Centric Status Quo

Critics of a proposed $1.3 billion transportation levy say the package isn’t enough to keep up with inflation and rising costs and fails to support a shift away from car-oriented infrastructure.

April 15, 2024 - Publicola

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Anchorage High-Speed Highway Project Met With Skepticism

The Alaska Department of Transportation and its consultants are working on a Planning and Environmental Linkages study of the Glenn-Seward Highway that bisects the middle of Anchorage, Alaska.

April 15, 2024 - Alaska Public Media

Concrete bike and pedestrian trail with people walking and biking under pedestrian bridge in Orlando, Florida.

FHWA Opens $45 Million in Bike and Pedestrian Grants

Active Transportation grants are aimed at helping communities build and maintain bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

March 27, 2024 - Traffic Technology Today

Google street view of wide bridge over Chicago River with small brick towers at corners.

RTA Calls for Bus Lanes on Chicago Bridge Project

The regional authority is asking the city to add dedicated bus lanes to a bridge over the Chicago River that serves a high number of bus commuters.

March 20, 2024 - Streetsblog Chicago

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Louisville High Injury Network To Help Guide Transportation Decisions

The new tool highlights the streets that pose the biggest risk to pedestrians and other road users.

March 11, 2024 - Louisville Public Media

White BUS ONLY letters on red painted bus lane on street.

New York DOT Status Report Shows Slow Progress on Bus, Bike Lanes

According to a report released by the agency, NYCDOT failed to meet its benchmarks for installing new dedicated bus and bike lanes.

February 28, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Yellow 'Yield to pedestrians' sign with graphic sign of person walking across street.

Pedestrian Deaths Tick Down — But Rose 58 Percent in the Last Decade

Road fatalities fell by a meager 4 percent in the first half of 2023.

February 27, 2024 - Governors Highway Safety Association

Red Los Angeles Fire Department fire truck parked on pier in San Pedro, California at Port of Los Angeles.

Safe Streets Ballot Measure Runs Into Unexpected Opposition

Los Angeles's Measure HLA would compel the city to make serious upgrades for walking, biking, and other forms of active transportation, all in the name of saving lives. Its biggest opponent: the firefighters union.

February 26, 2024 - California Planning & Development Report

Close-up of green and white Bike Route sign with arrow in California.

California Issues Complete Streets Guidelines

The new guidelines are a start, but will local districts enforce them?

February 12, 2024 - Streetsblog California

Close-up of Bike Lane Closed sign on street in downtown Los Angeles with orange traffic cones blocking lane in background.

LA’s Mobility Plan Implementation Up to Voters

A measure on the local ballot in March could force the city to implement its own mobility plan, which city officials call “a guide, not a mandate.”

February 7, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

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Study: Bike Infrastructure Makes Roads Safer for All

Higher cycling rates are associated with significantly lower traffic deaths.

February 6, 2024 - Momentum Magazine

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