User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Jul 04 2015 14:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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It's Hot: Cycling in Ocean City 4.7.2015 Philly.com News
Ocean City has something that no other place in New Jersey has. And it doesn't have anything to do with boardwalk attractions or the town's famed dry status.
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Steamboat briefs: Some 13,000 visitors expected for Fourth of July 3.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
About 13,100 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday for the Fourth of July, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released this week. The figure represents 83 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 95 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 72 percent full. Lodging is expected to drop slightly to 12,800 visitors by Wednesday. The chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings. Road closures announced for Independence Day parade Road closures have been announced for the Fourth of July Parade. The eastbound and westbound lanes of Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to 1:30 ...
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Alaska's Fiscal Crisis and Four Other Reasons to Stop Wasting Public Funds to Dam the Susitna River 3.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Monty Schmitt, Senior Scientist, San Joaquin River Project Manager, San Francisco: By Monty Schmitt and Susan McGuigan Alaska's budget deficit requires focusing on essential public needs Earlier this week Governor Walker finally signed the State of Alaska's 2016 budget, which was extremely challenging and required two special legislative sessions to achieve....
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PlanPhilly: Philadelphia streets under pressure 2.7.2015 Philly.com News
Like so much else in Philadelphia, the city’s streets are a product of its past.
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Walking Makes Strides Toward Healthier Future For All 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Paris Is Making Its Crazy Roundabouts Safer for Cyclists 29.6.2015 Wired Top Stories
The city hasn't put forward any concrete ideas for improvements yet, but has opened up the floor for the public to suggest ...
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How to Make Smart Growth More Lovable and Sustainable 29.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
While on my way to a dental appointment last week -- not my favorite activity, truth be told -- I had the distinct pleasure of walking through Georgetown, Washington's oldest neighborhood and one of its most lovely. As I ambled through the historic, tree-lined streets, I was reminded of how our older neighborhoods so often embody the characteristics that we now ascribe to "smart growth." In particular, Georgetown has a walkable urban density; well-connected streets and sidewalks that make it notably pedestrian-friendly; a central, convenient location just a mile or so from the heart of downtown; good transit service; many shops, restaurants and civic amenities mixed in with, or a ridiculously easy walk from, the neighborhood's homes. These attributes are the essence of what those of us who advocate smart growth advocate for. And, while Georgetown's historic district is the one closest to my home, DC certainly has other lovely old neighborhoods with similar features, and so, actually, do most cities in ...
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Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on U.S. cities to act 26.6.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Some 80 miles and 90 minutes later, the vanpoolers finally arrive to start their workday. On the return trip, Los […]
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The Importance of Pedestrian Friendliness: A Photo Essay 26.6.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco: While I live in the most location efficient neighborhood west of the Hudson and thus haven't owned a car since 1986, I still need to drive one from time to time. So I still need a drivers' license. It has...
Options narrowed for Southwest LRT cost savings 25.6.2015 MinnPost
The officials charged with making cuts to the planned Southwest light rail project are getting closer to making their final recommendations. That’s not to say the job is getting easier. After another three-hour meeting Wednesday, the project’s Corridor Management Committee narrowed the array of cuts they’re considering — an effort aimed at coming up with $341 million in savings for the project, whose projected price tag has ballooned to nearly $2 billion. The committee still has hard choices to make, decisions that continue to focus mostly on the two ends of the 16-mile extension: in Eden Prairie and in downtown Minneapolis, where the route links up with the existing Green Line. Eden Prairie offers the biggest potential for savings, while Minneapolis offers the biggest political challenges. That situation was amplified again Wednesday, when an idea was floated to make the southern terminus of the line Eden Prairie Town Center — a move that would save enough money for officials from towns along the line ...
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'Testicle Eating Fish' With Human-Like Teeth Caught In New Jersey 25.6.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A fisherman at a South New Jersey lake caught an exotic fish native to South America with human-like teeth and an overblown reputation for munching on male genitalia. Ron Rossi caught a pacu -- a tropical freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River -- in Swedes Lake on Sunday, according to WPVI. Pacus gained a reputation as "testicle eating fish" after Jeremy Wade featured them on a 2011 episode of his Animal Planet show "River Monsters." Wade said Amazonian locals told him two men died after they had their testicles bitten off by a fish. British tabloids picked up the story and it became an Internet sensation. "I had heard of a couple of fishermen in Papua, New Guinea, who had been castrated by something in the water," Wade said at the time. "The bleeding was so severe that they died. The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen. They didn’t know what it was." Despite the sort of nickname that would make any man cross his legs in fear, ...
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Reverse DRIVE: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a Proposed Highway Bill 24.6.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions, Washington, D.C.: The Senate moved forward with the highway part (summary here) of a transportation bill this morning, and it has a few big features. It has a new competitive program for big bridge and highway projects. It has a big...
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Ideas aired to spiff up North Main Avenue 24.6.2015 Durango Herald
Consultant for the city of Durango have released a vision for Main Avenue as a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly strip complete with landscaped medians and improved crosswalks.The draft plan, which covers the avenue from 14th Street to Animas View Drive, was compiled by a consultant after traffic studies and stakeholder meetings that...
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Fundraiser set for drowning victim 24.6.2015 Durango Herald
The family of a 19-year-old Durango man who fell into a stream and drowned Saturday in San Juan County is trying to raise enough money to transport his body to North Carolina, where his mother lives.A GoFundMe site had raised $3,760 as of Tuesday night.Devon Opalenik was walking on a snowbridge over the stream when it...
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Funding and travel-time concerns impede proposed L.A. streetcar line 23.6.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Two and a half years ago, downtown Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly approved a new property tax to build a streetcar line through the heart of their reemerging neighborhood. Officials said the local rail loop would attract business and new development to dormant blocks and help revitalize the...
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Pedestrian hit by train in Burlington County 22.6.2015 Philly.com News
A section of N.J. Transit's River Line service is suspended after a pedestrian was hit by a train Monday morning.
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Cortez, CDOT looking at U.S. Highway 160 upgrades 22.6.2015 Durango Herald
In Cortez, crossing U.S. Highway 160 on foot can be a harrowing experience, and the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city of Cortez are looking to make the road safer for pedestrians and drivers.Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend a kickoff meeting June 24 to discuss an Access Control Plan for U.S. Highway...
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New book looks at bike battles, past and present 19.6.2015 MinnPost
It’s probably best to avoid the comments on any article that touches on bicycles, whether we’re talking about building bike trails, bicyclist fatalities or recognition, such as the announcement last month that Minneapolis placed No. 18 on the Copenhagenize Index, a worldwide ranking of the best bike cities — the only U.S. city to achieve a spot on the list. Those comments reveal a divide between those who bikes and those who don’t that is so deep, so acrimonious and so entrenched in misinformation, stereotypes and incivility that it inspired historian James Longhurst to write a book. “Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road” (University of Washington Press) points out that today’s fights over the roads are nothing new; people have been arguing about bikes since the 1870s — long before the car hit the road. “As a historian of urban and environmental policy, I study how we make decisions in a democracy that shape cities as a place to live and work. History can be a tool to help us as groups ...
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Inequality: The greatest threat to justice 18.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Around the world today, the greatest threat to justice is inequality.
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Woman at Margaret-Frankford Station in slashed with box cutter 18.6.2015 Philly.com News
A woman was attacked and slashed with a box cutter Wednesday morning while walking into an SEPTA subway stop in Frankford, SEPTA officials said.
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