Transportation

5 hours ago
MassDOT has a $1 billion opportunity to redesign the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) through Allston. One columnist says it's a rare second chance to correct one of history's mistakes along the Charles River.
The Boston Globe
6 hours ago
Oakland created a fund of $4 million dollars to aid small businesses affected by the construction of a new BRT line on International Blvd. So far, none of that money has been spent, though some of the funding was supposed to be spent by 2017.
KALW
9 hours ago
A van driver apparently deliberately mowed down pedestrians on sidewalks and intersections in the North York area of Toronto on Monday. The suspect is in custody. The incident is reminiscent of a similar scene last May in Times Square, Manhattan.
CNN
10 hours ago
One of the biggest days of the year on the urbanism calendar took place on April 20. No, not marijuana day—the awarding of the Golden Crater award to the winner of Streetsblog's annual Parking Madness competition.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
Yesterday
If you're a fan of improved bus service, we have some good news from New York City.
StreetsBlog NYC
Yesterday
AB 2923, which would allow the Bay Area Rapid Transit District to rezone their properties near stations for transit-oriented development, passed its first committee. The California chapter of APA objects to the preemption of local land use authority.
California Chapter of American Planning Association
Yesterday
Starting June 27, cars will no longer be allowed to drive through Central Park.
AM New York
Yesterday
Leonia, New Jersey made it illegal for non-residents to drive on 60 public roads in an effort to stop Waze users from cutting through their community.
CityLab
Yesterday
Allowing bikes on sidewalks pits cyclists against pedestrians, an advocate argues.
Crosscut
2 days ago
They call it a "Safety Stop" in Colorado, but it's the same idea.
Streetsblog Denver
2 days ago
The Let's Move Nashville plan would spend $9 billion (including $5.4 billion for capital costs) to build a new transit network in the quickly growing city of Nashville. Voters will decide if the plan is worth the cost.
Tennessean
2 days ago
"Canada looks a lot like much of the US, in terms of economic types, city sizes and ages, development patterns," Jarret Walker says. So why can't Americans keep pace with Canadian public transit?
Human Transit
3 days ago
Seattle officials invited to Nashville to share insights from public transit success, as Davidson County mulls "Let's Move Nashville."
USA Today
3 days ago
As Indianapolis expands its public transit, the public schools are trying a pilot program that provides bus passes for some students who would have used the school’s transit in the past.
Indianapolis Star
4 days ago
With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.
Lens
4 days ago
Lyft has announced a plan to offset carbon emissions generated by its rides.
The Atlantic
4 days ago
The folks over at City Observatory brew up a "Cappuccino Congestion Index" to show that anything can be shown to cost Americans vast sums of money.
City Observatory
4 days ago
International celebrations commence June 3.
Bike Europe
4 days ago
Data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey reveals that circumstances may be forcing lower-income young people to drive greater distances.
State Smart Transportation Initiative