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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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Pedestrian struck by car while crossing train tracks in Levittown 21.10.2014 Yahoo: US National

Pedestrian struck by car while crossing train tracks in LevittownA pedestrian is hospitalized after being struck by a car while crossing some train tracks in Levittown.


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Speeding in paradise: Contradictions abound at Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront 20.10.2014 THE CITY FIX
Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking. It just takes a walk along the boardwalk of the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, for example, to be completely absorbed by the city’s natural beauty and the thousands of people enjoying these sites. There you ...
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Sharing the roads in L.A. 19.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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New housing: Time to stop in the 'burbs? Builders don't think so. 18.10.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Home builders, consider yourself warned.

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New York slashes speed limit in bid to wipe out deaths 18.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories

New York City is slashing its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour next month and has launched a public awareness campaign on road safetyNew York (AFP) - New York City is slashing its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles (48 to 40 kilometers) per hour next month and has launched a public awareness campaign on road safety.


Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet? 17.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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L.A. sheriff's cruiser flips over in Lancaster to avoid pedestrian 17.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department cruiser overturned in Lancaster late Thursday after a sergeant swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian, authorities said.
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Everything you always wanted to know about bus stops (and more) 16.10.2014 MinnPost
Apart from traffic cones and guardrails, bus stops are probably the most boring piece of urban infrastructure in our cities today. They stand ignored on street corners surrounded by grit, concrete and speeding cars. During the wintertime, people huddle inside, clutching their coats against the wind. And every once in a while, an unromantic bus squeaks to the curb and drops off a passenger. It’s safe to say that most people take bus stops for granted, but when you begin to study them, a world opens up. Believe it or not, some bus stops can be beautiful, and can even make it seem as though time is flying by. Meanwhile, a poorly designed stop can erode a city’s transit system from within, and make our city’s bus riders feel like second-class citizens. Bus Shelter 101 According to Metro Transit planners Julie Quinn and Gail Gartner, the Twin Cities’ transit system has about 12,000 bus stops spread throughout the metro area, and somewhere around 800 of them have shelters operated by the agency. Of the stops ...
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Hurricane Odile: More airlines resume flights to Mexico's Los Cabos 16.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Pedestrian struck by car in West Philadelphia 16.10.2014 Yahoo: US National

Pedestrian struck by car in West PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was struck by a car in West Philadelphia.


Guy On A Bike: The Future of Cycling in Hennepin County 16.10.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: Hennepin County)Hennepin County has recently released the draft of its 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan and the county seeks your input before finalizing it. There plans includes some very interesting, and lofty, goals.
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Photo released of truck in hit-and-run that injured bicyclist 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Police have released a photo of a white semi cab they say struck and critically injured a bicyclist in McKinley Park earlier this ...
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Millennials shift away from driving 15.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Young people are pushing down the driving mileage per capita in the country for the first time in decades, and are more likely to live in urban centers and to bike or walk to work, the study found.
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More photos released in hit-and-run of bicyclist 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Police are looking for the driver of a white semi-tractor who struck and critically injured a cyclist on South Ashland Avenue on October ...
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Chicago's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The six-way intersection of Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues on the North Side is the most dangerous junction for pedestrians in Chicago, according to a list released Tuesday by the advocacy group Active Transportation Alliance. That doesn't likely come as a surprise to anyone who ...
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The most dangerous intersections for pedestrians 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The six-way intersection of Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues on the North Side is the most dangerous junction for pedestrians in Chicago, according to a study released Tuesday by the advocacy group Active Transportation Alliance. That doesn't likely come as a surprise to anyone who has ...
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We Love Shelter Pets! According To This Report, You Do Too 14.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Shelter pets are the best! You know it, we know it and a new report shows we're far from alone in holding -- possibly also hugging and cuddling -- this belief. The PetSmart Charities 2014 U.S. Shelter Pet Report finds that 66 percent of people considering bringing home a new pet say they would adopt their new furry friend instead of going to a breeder or other source. That's up from 58 percent in 2011. Spaying and neutering is also on the rise. Eighty-six percent of pets are now spayed or neutered, up from 80 percent in 2009. Put those figures together with increased pet ownership -- the report finds 81 percent of households now have a cat or dog (or both), up from 60 percent in 2009 -- and they amount to a real boon for homeless pets. (Story continues below.) This is Bobbi, an elderly Chihuahua looking for a new home, via northern Virginia's Fairfax County Animal Shelter . But there's still a lot of room for progress. For example, 28 percent of dog owners said they'd bought, instead of adopted, their ...
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Walker considering replacing Wisconsin gas tax with sales tax 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
What map apps can do for you 12.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. Users update the map with the latest conditions, even reporting cars parked on the shoulder. Map apps give you the choice to input the mode of transportation you plan to take on your route. If you choose transit on Google Maps, it will include the walk to and from the bus or subway stop in its directions. If you use Apple Maps, you can research places and directions on the Mac’s Maps app and hit a share button to send the destination to your iPhone or iPad. If I look up a destination on Google Maps on a Mac or Windows computer, the place is usually already there when I check my phone, as long as I’ve signed in to my Google account. Here for Windows allows you to download maps for an entire state or country ahead of time so you can get directions when you don’t have an Internet connection or don’t want to pay for data roaming abroad. The app is inconsistent in finding the right destination, but once ...
Ready for Ebola? Local health workers say yes 12.10.2014 Seattle Times: Health
As the world’s Ebola crisis continues, hospitals, clinics and other medical providers in the state are gearing up to respond to the virus in a way that would minimize its spread and provide the best possible care for victims.
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