User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Jul 29 2016 20:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Friday Fun: How Pokémon Go Is Creating a New Generation of Urban Explorers 29.7.2016 THE CITY FIX
In the past few weeks, if you’ve seen people roaming around, staring at their phones and spontaneously shouting with glee, or crowds of people inexplicably congregating in parks, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed someone playing Pokémon Go. Since its ...
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UTA wins $20 million grant to improve access to transit stops 29.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Transit Authority announced Thursday that it won a competitive federal grant for $20 million, which it said will help fund hundreds of small projects to improve access to public transportation. It will include such efforts as bike lanes, bike sharing, sidewalk and trail connections, ramps for the disabled, bike and pedestrian bridges, improved signs and better crosswalks and signals. UTA said the $20 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant will be m... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Ford, MIT team up to predict transit demand using sensors, LiDAR 28.7.2016 Yahoo: Business

Ford, MIT team up to predict transit demand using sensors, LiDARIf you want to be seen as a tech-forward company, partnering with MIT is a pretty great way to do that.


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Sidewalks are critical infrastructure, not a frill 28.7.2016 TreeHugger
Yet in much of North America, their maintenance and clearing is the responsibility of the homeowner, not the city.
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The best way to fix our cities is to make them walkable, says ARUP 28.7.2016 TreeHugger
It is the lowest carbon, least polluting, cheapest and most reliable form of transport.
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$11.7 million project will expand bus capacity at the King Street-Old Town Metro station 26.7.2016 Washington Post
$11.7 million project will expand bus capacity at the King Street-Old Town Metro station
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Luxury townhouses in Chevy Chase, Md., planned for 2017 26.7.2016 Washington Post
Luxury townhouses in Chevy Chase, Md., planned for 2017
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Will Elon Musk's Master Plan reinvent our cities? 25.7.2016 TreeHugger
We should address the fundamental issues instead of putting a silicon or lithium band-aid on it.
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Koch Brothers' Fingerprints Can Be Found All Over GOP Convention 24.7.2016 Truthout.com
At Truthout, we refuse to subject you to ads or "sponsored content" -- we believe in producing journalism with integrity. If you agree, please support us with a donation today! Though the Kochs have indicated they are staying out of the presidential election and Charles Koch has even  had kind words for the Clintons , their fingerprints are all over the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week in the form of candidates and the extreme RNC platform. Koch Candidates Take Center Stage at Quicken Arena The Kochs have had their doubts about Donald Trump, early on refusing to share their voter data base with him and spending their money down-ballot after it appeared he would win the nomination. As CMD has reported, the Kochs have been busy investing millions in a  faux "grassroots"  ground game in key states. They are hoping to rival labor's mastery in turning out committed volunteer door knockers, by paying an army of teenagers to hit the doors. The Kochs are not the only people who have their ...
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You will never have to walk again with the Modobag 22.7.2016 TreeHugger
This new invention solves the "last mile problem" ends the scourge of walking forever.
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Glenwood Springs bans public smoking from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 22.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The bans targets times when tourists and others who may prefer to avoid breathing secondhand smoke are more likely to be out and about.
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Will Elon Musk revolutionize transit with little autonomous buses? 22.7.2016 TreeHugger
In his Master Plan, Part Deux, he describes a new kind of transit system. Can it work?
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Georgetown’s Book Hill is a community working together from the start 22.7.2016 Washington Post
Georgetown’s Book Hill is a community working together from the start
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Court nixes 2 sections of Lakewood anti-begging ordinance 22.7.2016 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Supreme Court invalidated two sections of the city of Lakewood&apos;s anti-begging ordinance Thursday, saying they violated the First Amendment rights of a man who was convicted for walking onto a highway off-ramp with a sign saying he was disabled and needed help....
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Rio Grande Trail reopens, fate of mountain lion kittens unknown 21.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials reopened the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge after a lack of mountain lion activity.
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Active transportation is a big part of the climate change solution 21.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. One of the most important things individuals can do to combat climate change is to use alternatives to cars for frequent, shorter trips. Let's weigh the benefits and risks of active ...
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Pedestrian fatally hit by car in Nicetown 21.7.2016 Philly.com News
A male pedestrian died after he was hit by a car overnight in Nicetown. The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. Thursday on the 4300 block of Wissahickon Avenue, police said.
Metrolink unveils new locomotives that could help improve the region's air 19.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Metrolink commuter railroad on Monday unveiled the first of 40 clean-air locomotives that will replace its aging fleet of diesel engines in an effort to reduce harmful exhaust emissions across the region.

The so-called Tier 4 locomotives, which cost about $280 million, are the cleanest available...

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Colorado e-bike advocates hope to spark a quiet commuter revolution 17.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
Electric bikes are coming to the U.S., offering to reduce car trips, grow new bike advocates and change urban travel, but changes to state laws regulating electric-assist bicycles are required for the e-bike industry to thrive.
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Police: Off-duty policeman’s SUV strikes pedestrians, 1 dead 16.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say at least one person has been killed after an off-duty police officer’s SUV struck four pedestrians in Brooklyn. Authorities say 28-year-old Nicholas Batka lost control of his vehicle and it mounted the sidewalk, striking four pedestrians. Batka faces driving-while-intoxicated charges after the accident at 3 a.m. Saturday. Police spokesman […]
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