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As Dems seek House wins, Fla. lawmaker walks Trump tightrope 22.10.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress. “We’ve got to get everybody out to vote,” the Florida Republican told supporters last week. “Don’t let it get caught […]
Please don't call my beloved canoe a 'symbol of cultural appropriation' 19.10.2016 TreeHugger
As a Canadian who's been paddling longer than I've been walking, I take issue with the suggestion that we should view the canoe as a product of theft and genocide.
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Pierce County adds bionic eyes to buses with pilot program 18.10.2016 AP Washington
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Pierce County is helping bus drivers see more with a pilot program to add sensors to some Pierce Transit buses....
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6 Things You Need To Know About Cycling On The Sidewalk 16.10.2016 NPR: Sunday
People can be found riding bicycles on sidewalks around the country. But should sidewalks double as bike lanes?
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Uproar over fire-station site selection could undermine Bellevue levy 15.10.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

Bellevue voters will be asked to approve two property-tax measures, one for seismic upgrades to fire stations and another to relieve neighborhood traffic congestion and pedestrian safety. But uproar about displacing homeowners for a new fire station could undermine levy support.
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Retiring: The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban 14.10.2016 NY Times: Most Emailed
In the age of the Fitbit and more active retirees, there is a growing demand for neighborhoods that don’t require a car and offer a mix of services.
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New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities 14.10.2016 THE CITY FIX
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through ...
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New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable Cities 14.10.2016 WRI Stories
New Urban Transport Models Can Help Create Sustainable CitiesAdd Comment|PrintBicycles in Shanghai. Photo by Marko Simo/Flickr Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. Through the World Resources Report (WRR) on sustainable cities, WRI offers real-world research that aims to convert plans into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Chicago ranked third best place in country for active living 11.10.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago is known as the best place to grab a deep-dish pizza, a hot dog and a sopping-wet Italian beef sandwich. But apparently, it should also be known as a great place to burn those calories. The Chicago area's bike paths, walkability, public transit and parks make it the third best ...
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The Bangladeshi Traffic Jam That Never Ends 23.9.2016 NY Times: Automobiles
A visit to the city of Dhaka, where there are two types of traffic: really bad and really, really bad.
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Mayor Kenney to 'power walk' during Philadelphia Free Streets 22.9.2016 News
Ten miles of roads. Fifteen Philadelphia neighborhoods. No motor vehicles. A year after Pope Francis' visit led to downtown road closures, the city's new Philly Free Streets festival will replicate a narrow sliver of that "traffic box," which sounded scary at the time but ended up being pretty chill.
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L.A. City Council members vent over distracted drivers and pedestrians 22.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles City Council members have a message for drivers and pedestrians more focused on sipping lattes, texting friends and reapplying mascara than on getting home safely: Knock it off. 

A routine vote Wednesday on whether to accept a $500,000 grant to promote Vision Zero turned into a passionate discussion...

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Classic Wallingford suits residents of all ages 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

It’s easy to walk around this dense Seattle neighborhood — or to hop on a major road to downtown
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Pedestrian killed on Highway 7 in west metro 21.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The fatal crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Westbound Highway 7 was closed between County Road 101 and Vine Hill Road for a few hours after the crash.
Transit-oriented housing in Chicago is back on track 21.9.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Real estate developers and urban planners increasingly are casting their glances backward to create communities for tomorrow. Starting in the mid-1800s, when trains became the primary mode of transportation, American cities clustered around railways. Cars didn't exist, so cities were ...
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Parking for Rams games hits $200 and up - good news for mass transit backers 19.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One by one, Fred Easter ushered a steady stream of cars festooned with gold and blue Los Angeles Rams flags into a lot behind a two-story apartment duplex just a half-mile walk from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

For the fans heading to the team’s first home game of the season, the price he...

San Diego could do more to reduce pedestrian deaths, audit says 17.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego police and transportation officials are not doing enough to protect pedestrians from being injured and killed, a lack of attention to detail and data that is contributing to a rising number of fatalities, a city audit has found.

Auditors said 270 people died on San Diego streets over...

Scott Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Responding to questions about a Guardian report, the Wisconsin governor said there was nothing illegal about corporate leaders' donations to a conservative group that helped him and Republican legislators fend off efforts to recall them from office.
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CDOT thinks outside the box to keep pedestrians safe with Fred Estrian 15.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A new public service campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation uses an animated character based on the walking figure that flashes on traffic lights when it is safe to cross a street.
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Body found in northern Utah field is Oregon man's, police say 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Police identified a body found lying in a Box Elder County field as that of an Oregon man. Jerry Wetherholt, 25, of West Linn, Ore., was last heard from on Sept. 4, when he texted an acquaintance en route to Neola according to a news release from Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found seven days later by rabbit hunters walking through a field adjacent to Interstate 84 about nine miles east of Snowville. Wetherholt had been dead “for some time” at that point, though there were no o... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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