Today’s Headlines

  • Castroville holds groundbreaking for bike pedestrian bridge (KION)
  • A transit village rises in Milpitas (East Bay Times)
  • Study: Bicyclists could be safer if they don’t stop at stop signs (DNA info) (Chicago Tribune)
  • CA Senator Mendoza introduces infrastructure bill (California Newswire)
  • Unstoppable: A bicyclist survives a serious crash (Berkeleyside)
  • USC leads multi-university transportation research center (USC)
  • Strong Towns Best of 2016: Is your city pedestrian-unfriendly?
  • Is urban truck traffic really rising? (SSTI)
  • Mapping the unequal benefits of electric vehicles (City Lab)
  • Smart growth and “smart cities” (Transportist)
  • Urban transportation has a “camel” problem—peak hour traffic (City Observatory)

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