Transportation

July 13, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A portion of New York City's most storied thoroughfare is being transformed with a physically protected bicycle lane and added space for pedestrians, cafe tables and benches.</p>
The New York Times
July 12, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Business owners fear dedicated transit lane would discourage shopping along Telegraph Avenue, while proponents look to BRT as a cheap way to clear up traffic.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 12, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>New York City officials have announced a plan to raise parking meter rates in certain parts of the city during high traffic times.</p>
The New York Times
July 11, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Residents of small and mid-sized cities in the US and Canada are getting an introduction to bike-sharing thanks to large local companies.</p>
Streetsblog
July 10, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>After significant debate, the Pacheco pass route has been approved for the high-speed train between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Next step: pass a $10 billion proposition on the November ballot.</p>
San Jose Mercury News
July 10, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>London's new mayor is considering a plan to tone down the city's congestion charge system, reducing fees during certain hours.</p>
The Times (UK)
July 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Lacking good public transit connections, residents of Red Hook, New York are taking advantage of the free bus and water taxi service recently launched by the Swedish retail giant to bring customers to its new store in the neighborhood.</p>
New York Daily News
July 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>How often does one hear that transit is somehow a less respectable form of transportation than driving because of the "massive subsidies" transit receives? Well, a new study by Texas DOT says that highways don't pay for themselves either.</p>
la.streetsblog.org
July 9, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The 'Nano', a tiny car that gets 47 miles to the gallon and has low emissions, is hitting the Indian market. Environmentalists worry that the car's advantages will be outweighed by the increase in car ownership it may bring to the country.</p>
NPR
July 9, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer notes high gas prices are doing what Congress has taken decades to do – make the vehicle fleet more fuel efficient. He sees Congress repeating the mistake now with cap and trade - instead of gas taxes.</p>
The Washington Post
July 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Minneapolis area is already 2nd in the nation for the percentage of commuters who bike to work. With gas prices soaring, the number of bicyclists has soared. One route over the Mississippi River has seen a doubling of bikes from last year.</p>
Star Tribune
July 9, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Southern Californians, facing some of the worst gas prices in the country, are experimenting with taking public transit, as these personal stories from the Los Angeles Times attest.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>With gas prices at more than $9 per gallon in Britain, driving habits are changing.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
July 8, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>In the Washington D.C.-suburb of Tysons Corner, plans for a major downtown redevelopment hinge on one basic issue: parking.</p>
The Washington Post
Blog post
July 7, 2008, 10am PDT

Basic Elements

Mike Lydon
July 7, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>City officials in Lockhart, near Austin, consider allowing golf carts on arterial streets.</p>
Fox 7 KTBC Austin
July 6, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Despite efforts by politicians to enact policies that reduce congestion, the biggest improvements in traffic reduction appear to be tied to rising gas prices and tolls, according to data from New York.</p>
The New York Times
July 4, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River in Portland ignored projections that said the newer, bigger bridge would contribute to outward expansion of development from the metropolitan core.</p>
The Oregonian
July 4, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Forbes works with the Center for Neighborhood Technology to find the best neighborhoods to get around affordably.</p>
Forbes
July 3, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Austin and a number of other cities are working to reduce the carbon footprint left by their fleets of city vehicles. Austin officials are looking for ways to offset their remaining emissions.</p>
Austin American-Statesman