Today’s Headlines

  • No, bicycle lanes don’t cause traffic jams (Guardian)
  • An economist on infrastructure: it’s not the amount we invest, it’s what we invest in (Vox)
  • Podcast: Former US Transportation Secretary discusses infrastructure investment (Strong Towns)
  • Feds embrace Vision Zero (Fast Lane)
  • San Gabriel Valley conference will focus on improving freight conditions (American Journal of Transportation)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists grades oil companies on accountability, deception
  • Starting the tough smart-city conversations (Mobility Lab)
  • Neighbors fight Mission District housing project: Low-income seniors will take their parking (Mission Local)
  • Awards: Davis, Colma, American Canyon, Benicia, Emeryville, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica win recognition for energy efficiency and sustainability (Davis Enterprise)
  • We don’t actually know very much about the first mile/last mile problem (Transportist)
  • Oakland company wants to “revolutionize” parking—but not really (San Francisco Business Times)

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Today’s Headlines

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California Brings Home Four TIGER Grants, Three for Passenger Rail

The State of California earned four federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants to improve transportation from the federal government totaling $40 million, Senator Diane Feinstein announced earlier today. “Upgrading our transportation infrastructure is key for economic growth and improving the quality of life for Californians,” said Feinstein in a press release. “Our state is […]

San Mateo Holds First Bike Ped Advisory Committee Meeting

San Mateo County’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee kicked off its first meeting on Thursday evening at San Mateo City Hall. Ellen Barton, San Mateo’s Active Transportation Coordinator, proposed that they develop criteria for safer street striping ahead of the county’s annual resurfacing program. Other projects they discussed included establishing bike parking standards, evaluating […]

San Francisco Reboots Program That Could Boost Transit and Livable Streets

San Francisco agencies have re-introduced the Transportation Sustainability Program, a bureaucratic overhaul that could dramatically expedite improvements for walking, biking, and transit, while discouraging car parking in new developments. In developing the program, SF planners are also nearing completion of the nation’s first major study showing that dedicated car parking encourages driving. The TSP is […]