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Atlanta BeltLine transforms racial and economic rifts

Atlanta BeltLine transforms racial and economic rifts

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Could transforming miles of abandoned railroad tracks tear down some of the racial and economic boundaries in Atlanta? That’s the hope, reports the National Journal. The Atlanta BeltLine is the city’s “most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever” and one of the largest projects of its kind in the U.S. It will provide 33 miles […]

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Transportation roundup 4/22/15

Transportation roundup 4/22/15

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Greater Cleveland RTA eyes four sites for lamb/goat grazing // Fresh Water Cleveland Atlanta’s Own High Line May Finally Erase Some Racial Divisions // NationalJournal.com Traffic app Waze getting hit-and-run, road closure info as part of Los Angeles partnership // LA Daily News Bill revised after adult cyclists balk at helmet requirement // LA Times Smart City Technology […]

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Mobility, transportation, and inequality

Mobility, transportation, and inequality

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Planes, trains, automobiles… and camels? John Candy’s favorite transport options are far from the only ways people of this planet get around, and moving from place to place isn’t the only definition of mobility. In a globalizing world where transportation access is unequal (and, for some, flat-out unavailable), mobility can also mean the difference between […]

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Transportation roundup 4/21/15

Transportation roundup 4/21/15

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Why Can’t America Have Great Trains?: A Washington mystery. // NationalJournal.com Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability // TheCityFix Uber Releases Data on Its UberPool Service  // Re/code Tactical Urbanists Are Improving Cities, One Rogue Fix at a Time  // Smithsonian Why streetcars are losing their appeal as a mass transit option // MinnPost How One Weekend in […]

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Transportation roundup 4/17/15

Transportation roundup 4/17/15

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways From Legible London to Cleveland, Ohio: how maps can make sense of strange cities // CityMetric Dallas Streetcar Debuts to Mixed Reviews // Next City What will the full build-out of Trinity Parkway look like? // Dallas Morning News DART supports high-speed rail project, but its Austin lobbyist is working against the effort // Dallas Morning News Bill would hike […]

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Transportation roundup 4/16/15

Transportation roundup 4/16/15

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Is Crazy Tech Really the Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe? // Gizmodo Welcome To The Slow Traffic Movement // Co.Design Is America ready for the rise of the megaregion? // The Week How Green Could New York Be? // The New Yorker How Cities Are Regulating the Sharing Economy // Planetizen Now Available on DART’s Mobile Ticketing App: […]

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Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing can help combat congestion woes by pairing up people with similar travel plans: Called “dynamic ridesharing,” this alternative doesn’t require new infrastructure, is more convenient than public transport, and can cut pollution produced by people taking multiple vehicles to the same destination. But what about those riders, especially in regions where ridesharing is just taking […]

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Kids and the ride sharing industry

Kids and the ride sharing industry

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing apps were designed with busy adults in mind, but, lately, kids and teens are using the apps for both school-time and playtime. Busy parents are organizing rides using the apps for their young kids, while teens, who have become increasingly disenchanted with getting behind the wheel themselves, are shying […]

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Transportation roundup 4/13/15

Transportation roundup 4/13/15

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Technology: Rudder app steers you safely home after dark // News and Observer [Rudder] Roads to Ruin // NYTimes.com Pittsburgh’s Yellow Cab rethinks traditional service with ride-hailing app // TribLIVE Clean diesels not so clean, apparently // Autoblog Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea // Autoblog An Inside Perspective on Los Angeles’ New Sustainable City Plan // Planetizen Report: Converting […]

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On the impact of complete streets

On the impact of complete streets

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a recent report hailing the benefits of “complete streets,” two projects that embrace the concept are garnering attention — and even applause. Miami, Florida’s Department of Transportation just approved the city’s plan to revamp Biscayne Boulevard, expanding pedestrian and biking areas and limiting vehicle lanes, while Normal, Illinois’ project, which reworked its neighborhood with […]

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Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

Urban density not denting CO2 emissions, sadly

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard it before: The U.S. is urbanizing, and younger generations are becoming less and less car-reliant. It’s logical that CO2 emissions would drop as people move into the cities and, presumably, opt for less environmentally-damaging transportation. So why are CO2 emissions still climbing? A Boston University paper authored by Conor K. Gately, Lucy R. […]

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