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Study: Companies near highways should pay for employees’ driving

Study: Companies near highways should pay for employees’ driving

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just how much can a highway impact the local economy? A new study, “Infrastructure and the shaping of American urban geography,” from Yonn Dierwechter and Ali Modarres aims to find out to what degree businesses benefit from their proximity to the national highway system by studying Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Given nearly 60 years of investment […]

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How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lunar New Year yesterday brought attention to an issue plaguing San Francisco’s crowded Chinatown: overflowing sidewalks. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, city officials are working with Chinatown business owners to develop a plan to add much-needed space for pedestrians. “The challenge is that when you change one thing, there’s a ripple effect,” recently appointed […]

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Carless in Seattle

Carless in Seattle

| January 19, 2015

Carsharing is taking off in Seattle. Last week the Seattle City Council’s transportation committee voted for an increase in carshare permits and operators, reports The Urbanist, in a move that would both benefit and encourage competition with Car2go, a company that rents minicars on a minute-by-minute rate. Carsharing — any service that allows users to […]

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10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

10 months in: New York’s Vision Zero in comparison

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Numbers released by the NYPD last week count 202 traffic fatalities in New York City between January and October 17, a decrease of roughly 10% from a similar period in 2013 (January through the end of October). Predictably, the press and public—products of the city’s hurry-up, get-‘er-done-yesterday culture—are expressing impatience with Vision Zero, Mayor de […]

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(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

| November 19, 2013

Fake parking tickets, complete with police department logos on their letterheads, are becoming a source of worry for police in Bremerton, Washington. Though the motive behind these bogus tickets is still unclear, Police Chief, Steve Strachan says such cases threaten the integrity of his department. ​ Investigators suspect an impostor, motive unclear At least two drivers […]

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