[RIDOT Director] Alviti said the disruption to commuters that a boulevard would create was unacceptable.
Sorry, arbitrarily reducing the speed limit on a roadway designed for high-speed and installing cameras so we can see cars running red-lights and slamming into old ladies will not prevent any crashes.
In recent articles and comments to posts, people have suggested that RIPTA might do better if it offered 24-hour service. Twenty-four hour transit would serve a population that is generally forced to drive, which includes nighttime service workers, hospital employees, restaurant, bar and nightclub goers, and travelers.
It is the small size of our urban core compared to the rest of our state dominated by the ‘automobile lobby’ which creates a situation, where I, who lives in the diminutive urban core, without a car, feels lonely and isolated, due to our lack of investment in robust transit and cycling infrastructure.
Sidewalk snow, soccer, tech rents in Boston, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Conservatives against suburbs, millennials against cars, Boston Public Market, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Biking boom without the infrastructure, parking in Boston, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Waterfront access, auto-dependency and the elderly, and more in today’s News & Notes.
The Boston Globe: As cycling gains popularity, an anti-cyclist bias remains No matter one’s opinion of cyclists or their riding habits, they are practically defenseless against the smallest sedan, never mind an SUV or a truck. Drivers simply have to take the high road — not only around cyclists who abide by the rules of the road, but even around …
Transportation for America: Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards Unfortunately, this final bill moves closer to the House’s disastrous HR7, which was too contentious and unpopular to garner enough votes to pass. This final negotiated bill has been called a “compromise,” but it’s really a substantial capitulation in the face of threats by the House to include …
Tulsa explores demolition moratorium, exurban population growth slows, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Aerial tramways, neighborhood names, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Central American Hong Kong, smart decline, and more in today’s News & Notes.
A 1959 video from the Urban Land Institute looks at sprawl, its problems, and possible solutions.
Poverty in the suburbs, pedestrian safety in Chicago, and more in today’s News & Notes.
New Zealand funicular, trees as traffic calming, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Chuck Marohn, the executive director of Strong Towns, explains the difference between a road, which is a connection to two place and a street, which is a network of activity. He stresses the importance of returning roads to towns for community and economic development. Via: Strong Towns
Tallahassee reboots its bus system, responding to the “War on Cars,” and more in today’s News & Notes.