Providence has 10th highest percentage of people walking to work, and growing

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Harvard Square in #1 ranked Cambridge, Mass. Photo (cc) Wally Gobetz Nationally, only a small fraction of people primarily walk to work – the measure the Census Bureau estimates in its annual American Communities Survey. In a select group of cities, though, recent data illustrates the extent to which walking has emerged as an everyday means of commuting. – Governing …

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MAX train and bus in Portland, OR. Photo (cc) TriMet. The Atlantic Cities: Can Light Rail Carry a City’s Transit System? We often think of light rail as a single component of a larger transit system, but if it’s done right it can just as soon serve as the foundation. Since 1981 a dozen American cities have built light rail …

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Amtrak filtering Wi-Fi content, private park, commuting costs, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Creating a transit culture, London hopes it’s wayfinding system will get more people to walk to their destinations, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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avoiding car-centered language: a directive [Human Transit] Yes, crash sounds emotive while accident sounds cool, so it’s easy to assume that accident is more objective or factual. But sometimes the facts are emotive, and only an emotive word will accurately describe them. The directive even notices that avoiding the emotive word can constitute an emotional bias in the other direction: …

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FTA authorizes $2 million for Pawtucket commuter rail [The Valley Breeze] Cardi’s installs state’s first car-charging station [The Providence Journal] Researchers Confirm Link Between Active Commuting and Better Health [DC.StreetsBlog] 11th Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival (Aug. 28) [Pawtucket Arts Festival] Dispelling the Magic Bullet Myth “While increasing numbers of governments at all levels are …