Driverless car congestion, cats at zoning meetings, and more in today’s News & Notes.
The Washington State DOT has a collection of photos of the aftermath of last week’s I5 bridge collapse on their Flickr page.
The networks were busy tripping over themselves trying to point out all the numerous “firsts” during today’s Presidential Inauguration. [But they missed]: he’s the first U.S. president to walk down a bike lane during his Inauguration.
The Atlantic Cities: What Real Respect for Bicyclists Looks Like Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians all compete for space and safety on the streets and roads of the world’s cities and suburbs. It’s a contentious and sometimes ugly coexistence, which is why so many government agencies and advocacy groups periodically mount public-awareness campaigns with messages like “share the road” or “don’t …
Fighting for public transit, reinventing the mall, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Maryland’s war on sprawl, blocking the box, urban casinos, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Shared streets, American light rail track manufacturers, and more in today’s News & Notes.
NYC Bike Share, Fed transportation bill extended, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Obama’s jobs plan, Congress proposes deep cuts to transportation, narrow streets can be more efficient, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Like Greater Greater Washington’s Metro map redesign contest.
Update 07/11/2012: Amtrak has released an updated vision for the Northeast Corridor which happily does not by-pass Providence. Read the report. (.pdf) Amtrak released A Vision for High-Speed Rail in the Northeast Corridor [.pdf] today. The Vision is as of yet unfunded, would not be complete until 2040, and the alignment analyzed for this report would by-pass Providence (there’d be …
Georgetown’s ‘Social Safeway’ is a monument to changing supermarket architecture [The Washington Post] New grocery store is built on the second floor, with street level retail screening a parking garage. Foreclosures point to waning of the suburban era, study says [New Urban News] Development is shifting to cities more strongly than most Americans realize, a new book asserts. Ellen Dunham-Jones: …
Washington, DC expands bike sharing program [Good] U.S. Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood turned transportation policy on its head with a declaration that pedestrians and cyclists should be treated as equals with drivers. That means federal dollars for more projects geared toward walking and cycling. [NPR] Emergency transit funding bill introduced by Senator Jack Reed and others [Transportation For America] …
Streetfilms takes a closer look at the Washington, DC Bikestation which we looked at in a post here last year: Via: Treehugger and our Facebook page