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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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Hiking Big and Little Cottonwood canyons may soon cost recreationists 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The U.S. Forest Service wants to impose a $6-per-vehicle fee on users of popular trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, which see between 5 million and 6 million visitors a year but have no independent revenue stream to develop and maintain trailheads, bathrooms, trails, picnic sites and parking areas. “We want to improve the recreational experience,” said Matt Lane, a trails manager with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. “We want to make it that shining star that people look to and...
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Forest Service proposes recreation fee for Big and Little Cottonwood canyons 24.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The U.S. Forest Service wants to impose a $6-per-vehicle fee on users of popular trails in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, which see between 5 million and 6 million visitors a year but have no independent revenue stream to develop and maintain trailheads, bathrooms, trails, picnic sites and parking areas. “We want to improve the recreational experience,” said Matt Lane, a trails manager with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. “We want to make it that shining star that people look to and...
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Transcript of the verdict hearing for officer Edward M. Nero 24.5.2016 Washington Post
Transcript of the verdict hearing for officer Edward M. Nero
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Man charged with indecent exposure along Schuylkill trail 23.5.2016 Philly.com News
A man has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself along the Schuylkill River Trail, police said Monday. Philadelphia police said 34-year-old Salin Smalley, of Point Breeze, was charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment in the Saturday morning incident.
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New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot 22.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — There are some nifty features on New York City’s sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week. But as modern as the buses are, with USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, most will still initially lack technology to address perhaps […]
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New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot 22.5.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week....
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Vail council considers electric bikes on recreational paths 20.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Vail's Town Council has asked staff to write regulations for a trial of electric bikes on paved recreation paths.
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Google's self-driving car patent ensures a struck pedestrian would stick to hood 20.5.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology

The main retort to every proclamation that self-driving cars are the future remains the same: but what about the pedestrians? What if someone gets hit?

Denver residents will get a say in new plans for development, parks 19.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver city officials Thursday will kick off a two-year planning effort aimed at setting a new tone in coming decades for neighborhood redevelopment, new parks and trails, and transit projects.
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Pedestrian deaths in US up 10 percent in 2015, biggest jump ever 18.5.2016 TreeHugger
And it is not because of distracted walking.
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Taking back the streets: On bike lanes, speed cameras and what happens to buildings and trees without hi-viz 16.5.2016 TreeHugger
A roundup of stories about streets.
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Man fatally struck on Roosevelt Blvd. 13.5.2016 Philly.com News
A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car while trying to cross Roosevelt Boulevard late Thursday night.
Pedestrian dies after Horsham crash 12.5.2016 Philly.com News
A man died after he was hit by a car in Montgomery County overnight. Horsham police said the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 611 near Horsham Road.
Roadmap 2020: Iowa Candidate Friese Campaigns on Bike to Showcase Johnson County Sustainability Issues 12.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Nationally known as a pioneer in the local food and farm movement, Johnson County supervisor candidate Kurt Friese is giving a new twist to the old motto of walking the walk in politics. In a listening tour to engage more residents, connect the concerns of sustainable growth for urban, rural and suburban voters, and celebrate the rolling hills in southeaastern Iowa, he's on track to bike to every township in his future district. Call it: Biking the bike, or politics in a new age of sustainability. Friese calls it, "Roadmap 2020," as part of a long-term vision for the growing county. Southeast Iowa, of course, is hardly a stranger to bikes. This summer will be Friese's 10th time to participate in the statewide biking phenomenon known as Ragbrai . "The cycling culture is very strong in our community," Friese said, "and the progress made on trails has been great in the last decade or so. But there's a lot more to do. Commuters are telling me they'd like more attention paid to clearing major trails in ...
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Global Bike to Work Day: 4 Reasons to Cycle 11.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Little changes in our routine can guide us to better health in the long run. One simple change is ditching the car for the bike seat and getting a little extra activity on the way to school or work. Strava , the social network for fitness enthusiasts, invites cyclists around the world to join the  Global Bike to Work Day Challenge on May 10th to become a part of the largest bike to work day to date. More than 100,000 people have already pledged online, and by participating you open the doors to not only helping yourself but also helping the environment with the benefits of cycling. 1. Live Healthier, Live Longer For those looking to shed a few inches, ramping up your cardio by biking to work is a great place to start . Biking to work for a year can help the average person lose 13 pounds. Doing aerobic exercise accelerates your breathing and heart rate, which helps to stimulate the contraction of intestinal muscles and keep you on a path to wellness. Other health benefits can include lower blood pressure, ...
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Jazz Bear works with UDOT to promote walking to school 11.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After winning a six-week competition to increase biking and walking to school, Altara Elementary students in Sandy celebrated Tuesday with the Jazz Bear. He ate breakfast with some winners, walked to school with them, and presented $500 to their school. The Utah Department of Transportation used the event to promote its “walking school bus” app, which helps students in a neighborhood to travel to school together. During the 2015-16 school year, the app shows students and parents have walked 110,...
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Uber Offering $5 Rides In New York City 10.5.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Uber is about to get a lot cheaper in New York City -- that is, if you don't mind sharing your ride with a stranger and walking a few extra blocks to catch a car. The new offer, which is supposed to make routes more efficient, comes during a time of hot debate over the economic and environmental impacts of ride-hailing services.  Uber announced Monday that it will start charging some New Yorkers a $5 flat rate for using the app's UberPool option. While UberPool has been around since 2014, letting multiple riders in an area share a car and split the tab, the update aims to streamline the feature even more.  The deeply discounted fare will apply only to UberPool trips below 110th St. in Manhattan during peak hours (7-10 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.) on weekdays. To take advantage of discounted UberPool trips, riders will have to walk several blocks to what is effectively an Uber bus stop to catch their ride. They'll also likely have to schlep another few blocks to their destination once they've been dropped ...
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Driving one of the best cars you will never own 8.5.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The city has lifted the cap on the number of car-share vehicles that can be put on the streets. For those who sign up for the service, it means you don’t have to worry about gas, vehicle maintenance or car insurance.
Homeless Rockville man in wheelchair was killed in area known for crashes 5.5.2016 Washington Post
Homeless Rockville man in wheelchair was killed in area known for crashes
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VDOT completes last piece of Mark Center plan 4.5.2016 Washington Post
VDOT completes last piece of Mark Center plan
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