Today’s Headlines

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  • Another attempt: Bill seeks to lower fines for not stopping at red lights (Mercury News)
  • Bellflower approves master plan for proposed bike trail to connect L.A., San Gabriel river trails (Wave)
  • San Leandro Creek trail plans taking shape (East Bay Times)
  • Elected officials in Napa find out how time consuming it is to ride the bus (Napa Valley Register)
  • Is Uber not coming to Oakland after all? (East Bay Express)
  • L.A. mayor, leaders hold rally to “fix our roads!” (LA Times)
  • Study: Fare integration between agencies is not so easy (Green Caltrain)
  • Now it’s even easier to build backyard cottages in Berkeley (Berkeleyside)
  • Wasteful infrastructure and our inability to maintain what we have (Strong Towns)
  • Is the EPA useful? Well, yes (Moyers & Company)
  • What free bus passes can do for ridership, parking (NextCity)
  • Street harassment is a public health problem (CityLab)
  • Bike-share is taking off in Beijing (NY Times)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Riding a bike on familiar roads without cars is so great (SGV Tribune)
  • Sometimes pedestrians get a head start (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Transportation Commission allocates money for bike, pedestrian projects (Streetsblog) (CBS)
  • Transit leaders denounce Trump’s proposed funding cuts (Mass Transit)
  • Again: If Trump’s proposed budget were to pass, it would be a disaster (NACTO)
  • Finding money to repair California roads (Capitol Weekly)
  • License plate readers are more and more common: Carlsbad plans to use them on every car that enters the city (San Diego Union Tribune)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

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People who bike are no more likely to disregard traffic laws than people who drive, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. Photo: Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

Busting the Myth of the “Scofflaw Cyclist”

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According to a certain perspective that seems to hold sway among local newspaper columnists, bicyclists are reckless daredevils who flout the road rules that everyone else faithfully upholds. But the results of a massive survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use point to a different conclusion -- everyone breaks traffic laws, and there's nothing extraordinary about how people behave on bikes.
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