Today’s Headlines

  • Raising a daughter car-free in L.A. (LACurbed)
  • Coachella area to get a bike, pedestrian plan (Patch)
  • Commuting by public transit is 90% safer than driving (CleanTechnica)
  • Caltrans still focuses its safety message on bicyclists and pedestrians, not car drivers (YouTube)
    • But Drive Safely Work Week campaign gets it: Driver behavior contributes to 94 of 100 crashes (Traffic Safety)
  • BART needs money to replace corroded electrical pipes (BART)
  • SMART says no to shipping, storing gas tankers along public transit corridor (Transport Topics)
  • Obama is a YIMBY (The Urbanist)
  • Testing air bag helmets (Science Daily)

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CA is making progress in reducing pedestrian deaths (Capitol Weekly) Alameda County funds fourteen new protected bike lanes (Bike East Bay) Concord BART station to get a new pedestrian walkway into downtown (Fox) Metrolink reopens San Bernardino, Rialto stations (Sun) Audit: DMV isn’t doing enough to end rampant abuse of  disabled placards (LA Times, Capital […]

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Bike-share is expanding in the Bay Area (NBC) BART plans improvements to bike station access and parking (BART) The heat wave vs. planes, trains, and automobiles: a hint of what’s to come (East Bay Times) …and the weather’s effect on roads and sidewalks (KCRA) Cafe hit by car was not wearing a helmet; pedestrians able […]

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Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority considers raising and restructuring transit fares (Mercury News) BART wants to ask voters for a bridge toll hike (SF Chronicle) Report: Riding transit takes twice as long as driving (Governing) Republicans present a transportation plan that would focus on “traffic relief”—that is, road building—and on not charging drivers (Sacramento Bee) […]

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Some inspirational reading: Why L.A. residents don’t drive (LAist) Stockton to get its first green buffered bike lanes next year (Stockton City Limits) Newport beach focuses back-to-school safety measures on bicyclist and pedestrian behavior—wait, what about car drivers? (LA Times) State transportation funding agreement is haunted by gas tax swap (San Diego Union-Tribune) Capitol roundup: […]

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How to boost L.A.’s transit ridership (LA Times) Ojai gets money for bike and pedestrian projects (VC Star) Will you use it for transit or highways, California? Feds release unspent transportation money from earmarks (CityLab) Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority adopts open data policy (Planetizen) Working elevators in BART stations are a social justice issue […]

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Learning from California’s experience with clean energy (Mountain Town News) The case for including transit in infrastructure plans (Progressive Railroading) The future car is driverless, shared, and electric (but doesn’t have pedals???) (Davis Enterprise) SF Fire Department safety concerns caused long delays for traffic calming projects  (SF Examiner) New book describes history of fight to […]