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Coronavirus and Transportation

"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
5 days ago
Signs of the times, and more evidence of the essential service provided by public transit throughout the pandemic.
The City
June 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The ongoing political controversy about the priorities of the public realm in New York City is likely to last into the next mayoral administration.
The New York Times
June 8, 2021, 5am PDT
The public health epidemic created by dangerous roads, dangerous cars, and dangerous drivers was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
June 7, 2021, 8am PDT
A group of 12 leading transit experts debriefed on the consequences of the pandemic for public transit, and proposed a future that centers public transit as a tool for economic recovery and righting the past wrongs of the planning profession.
May 27, 2021, 10am PDT
CicLAvia is working with the city to make its "al fresco dining" program permanent.
May 26, 2021, 5am PDT
The Citi Bike bikeshare system in New York is achieving record new successes, despite never having received zero funding from city coffers.
Blog post
May 25, 2021, 12pm PDT
Planetizen started gathering articles attempting to predict the post-pandemic future in March 2020. The work goes on, with many questions left still to be answered.
James Brasuell
May 21, 2021, 8am PDT
Restaurants in areas designated as "slow streets" during the pandemic saw a boost in consumer interest.
Bloomberg CityLab
May 17, 2021, 8am PDT
The COVID-19 pandemic stole some of the incredible benefits of living in New York City, but as of this morning, the overnight service that so many in the nation's largest city rely on is back.
Spectrum News 1
May 5, 2021, 6am PDT
The debate about whether the pedestrian-oriented changes made to the New York City streetscape during the pandemic should be permanent has a high-profile battleground on Park Avenue.
The New York Times
May 4, 2021, 5am PDT
A big piece of the process of reopening New York City for business is scheduled for May 17, but numerous challenges remain in getting the city that never sleeps back on track.
The New York Times
April 29, 2021, 11am PDT
Gov. Newsom's unexpected announcement that the pandemic would end on June 15 led one city to consider reopening its al fresco street and parklets to motor vehicles. After hearing from the public, the city council sided with diners over drivers.
San Mateo Daily Journal
April 23, 2021, 7am PDT
Checking in with the Bike(+) Plan in Pittsburgh.
Blog post
April 20, 2021, 5am PDT
The latest edition of an ongoing compendia of articles trying to make sense of the deep uncertainties of the pandemic—and what it all means for the future of cities.
James Brasuell
April 13, 2021, 6am PDT
Flush with federal stimulus cash and angling for more, planners in Atlanta will explore alignment for a potential rail transit connection to the Beltline.
Urbanize Atlanta
April 8, 2021, 9am PDT
With ridership at record lows and agencies struggling to stay afloat, public transit around the world will need robust investment to recover after the pandemic.
The New York Times
April 7, 2021, 10am PDT
Analysis of cell phone location tracking data shows changes in how Californians have moved around since the pandemic.
U.S. News & World Report
April 5, 2021, 10am PDT
Federal stimulus spending will enable the Charlottesville Area Transit to operate without fares for three years. The agency is also considering a plan to make the fare-free service permanent.
The Daily Progress