Today’s Headlines

Today is National Bike to Work Day—have a great ride!

  • High speed rail gets a four-year delay (Politico)  (LA Times)
  • Director of Caltrans leads annual bike tour to promote, discuss bicycling for transportation (Mass Transit)
  • Placer County “sidewalks to nowhere” are endangering people walking (Sacramento Bee)
  • No, no, no, no, and no: Google wants its self-driving cars to grab any pedestrians it hits (Mercury News)
  • Never mind: San Diego’s climate change plan is legally enforceable, after all (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Five cities that are reducing GHGs while achieving social and economic development (The City Fix)
  • San Francisco landlord and Uber will pay residents $100 to be car-free (thus reducing parking requirements/expenses for landlord) (The Verge)
  • New issue of Access Magazine: Energy use in electric vehicles, airport traffic congestion, cars and economic opportunity, running to work, and more (Access)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

  • I think it’s disingenuous to bill the HSR memorandum as a new “four year delay”. The memorandum is simply acknowledging the delay that has already occurred and which hopefully will not continue to grow.