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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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University of Utah students say charging a toll is the way to fix Big Cottonwood Canyon traffic problems 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Big Cottonwood Canyon • A few miles up the gorge, sandwiched between Mount Olympus and Twin Peaks, the highway makes two sweeping bends where the canyon takes a steep step up to Elbow Fork. On busy weekends, the challenges vexing this popular canyon east of Salt Lake City are on full display at the “S-Curves.” Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are packed together where the road passes a trailhead, whose parking lot is typically so full, cars have parked along the road. The situation can be dang...
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Garcetti proposes boosting spending to reduce L.A. traffic deaths, but advocates are pushing for more 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti secured one of his biggest accomplishments last year with passage of Measure M, the sales tax hike slated to deliver $120 billion for transportation projects over four decades.

That victory was achieved, in part, through the hard work of nonprofit groups and grass-roots...

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Downtown Bellevue springs up, with visions of a Seattle-like urban hub 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

More than a dozen new apartment projects have risen in downtown Bellevue in the past few years, making it the fastest-growing neighborhood in the city by far — presenting opportunities for economic prosperity and issues like gridlock on the roads.
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Canada's Minister of Transport knows a lot about helmets 19.4.2017 TreeHugger
In space, nobody can hear you complain about cyclists.
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From moving to music, commuters share how they’re dealing with Seattle-area traffic 19.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Transit riders, pedestrians and drivers across the Puget Sound region say they have specific strategies for coping with long, daily commutes — some more creative than most.
Seattle-area road rage: Victims or offenders, share your stories 19.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Traffic Lab is seeking stories from pedestrians, motorists and transit riders who say they’ve encountered aggressive driving — or dished it out.
With thousands of pedestrians, why are vehicles allowed on Seattle’s Pike Place? 17.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

In this week’s Q&A, we ask why vehicles have access to the old roadway through Pike Place Market when it’s already clogged with pedestrians on busy days.
Six Sustainable Transport Solutions that Give Turkey’s Historic Center Back to the People 14.4.2017 THE CITY FIX
With 5,000 years of history and culture, the Kemeraltı Region in İzmir is one of Turkey’s most remarkable urban areas. The 250-hectare region is like an open-air museum, housing a variety of archaeological conservation sites. At the same time, İzmir ...
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Don't drink and walk - or bike 13.4.2017 Washington Post
Don't drink and walk - or bike
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All it took for state legislators to raise the gas tax was a little pork 11.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Infuriating. New taxes should be put to a vote of the people, not state legislators, who clearly can be bought if the goodies those taxes would fund benefit only their constituents. (“Nearly $1 billion in side deals by Gov. Brown and Democratic leaders cemented the legislative vote...

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Search teams combing Mt. Baldy for hiker, 78, who climbed peak more than 700 times 11.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 78-year-old hiker who has gained a measure of international fame for hiking to the top of Mt. Baldy more than 700 times has been missing on the mountain since Friday.

More than 40 people and search-and-rescue teams from San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside counties Monday were...

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U.S. markets eke out tiny gains, led by energy 11.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
U.S. stock indexes eked out tiny gains Monday as news of several corporate deals helped lift the market. Energy stocks led the gainers as the price of crude oil rose for the fifth day in a row. Phone companies were the biggest laggard. Gold fell and the dollar weakened versus the yen and euro. “There’s not a lot of impetus to move markets today,” said David Schiegoleit, managing director at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank. “The market is just biding time until we get more data.” The Stan...
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How cycling can change the world 11.4.2017 TreeHugger
This is the future that I want, described in a new book by the Guardian's Peter Walker.
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US stock indexes edge higher in midday trading; oil rises 10.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes to modest gains in midday trading Monday as the price of crude oil headed higher for the fifth day in a row. Banks and other financial stocks were the biggest laggard. Investors had their eye on several big corporate deals. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained […]
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2 pedestrians hurt, 1 critically, in Philly hit-run 10.4.2017 News
The driver was apprehended about four miles away.
2 women dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians at Chino church parking lot 10.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An SUV plowed into a group of pedestrians Sunday at a church parking lot in Chino, leaving two women dead and several people injured, police said.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. at a parking lot in the 5500 block of Schaefer Avenue, said Tamrin Olden, a spokeswoman for the Chino Police Department....

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Five suspects sought after man is shot near Venice Beach boardwalk 9.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Police were searching for five suspects after a man was shot near the busy Venice Beach boardwalk Friday night.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting about 9:20 p.m. in the 200 block of Ocean Front Walk found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, said Los Angeles police Officer Mike Lopez.

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Prisoner to be charged with 1998 killing of 13-year-old girl 7.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An imprisoned rapist will be charged with killing a 13-year-old California girl who vanished while walking her dog nearly two decades ago, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Charles Holifield will be charged April 14 with murder and kidnapping for purposes of sexual assault, Monterey County Dist. Atty....

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Clean Air Is A Right For All Urban Citizens 6.4.2017 Green on
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris & Chair of C40 Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen & Vice-Chair of C40 City life has always been associated with foul air. In pre-industrial cities, smoke from thousands of fireplaces blended with the smell of cows, pigs and sheep kept within city limits. Industrialization displaced the livestock, but brought thousands of smoke stacks with it. The post-war era saw urban industry cleaned up and moved to the outskirts of cities, but instead cars, busses and trucks conquered the urban landscape. For decades, leaded gasoline was a fact of life, and the toxic metal ended up in the lungs of children and in the soil of urban gardens. Now the lead is gone, but particle pollution, NOx and noise from millions of internal combustion engines still affect the quality of life and health of our citizens. This needs to change. Half of all people on earth live in cites. We can no longer accept toxic air as part of urban life. It is not just another inconvenience to be tolerated, like ...
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L.A. traffic is getting deadlier. Drivers need to slow down to stop the carnage. 6.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Anyone who spends time on the roads of L.A. is probably not shocked by the number of traffic collisions and the rising death toll, even though Los Angeles Police Department Lt. David Ferry says, “It’s shocking.” (“The number of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers killed in L.A. traffic...

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