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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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In this Woodbridge, Va. community, modestly priced houses come with lots of nearby amenities 23.2.2017 Washington Post
In this Woodbridge, Va. community, modestly priced houses come with lots of nearby amenities
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Can bikes and cars share a scenic San Diego coastal road? There have been some bumps along the way 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the coastal cities north of San Diego, there’s a growing movement to  transform Coast Highway 101 into a more bicycle-friendly thoroughfare.

But that effort has hit some rough spots as commuters on two and four wheels struggle to share the road.

From Del Mar to Oceanside, cities are looking...

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Steamboat WonderGuide: No car, no problem 23.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Free daytime parking is available in the Meadows Parking Lot (cars left in the Meadows lot overnight will be towed, so the lot can be snow plowed). Paid parking is available in the Gondola Square parking building. If you’ll be driving to and from the festival, carpool. But there are also plenty of simple, affordable transportation options to get around Steamboat Springs that don’t involve a vehicle. Free bus system Steamboat Springs Transit provides a free bus system on a fixed route. The routes, differentiated by colors, span from the Fairfield Inn to the east to Steamboat Campground to the west. Most routes begin between 5:45 to 7:30 a.m. and continue through at least the early evening; night line service begins at about 8 p.m. and continues until between 2 and 3 a.m. Steamboat Springs Transit buses can be tracked in real time on a new interactive city map by visiting . Curb-to-curb paratransit is available, and every bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. Open containers of food ...
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As Trump immigration crackdown comes into focus, anxiety grows along with anger 23.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Cristina Reyes eyed her daughter toddling about on a patch of grass while waiting for the trolley that would take them to their Lynwood home. The 33-year-old has stuck to public transportation ever since someone stole her car last year. She and her husband contemplated buying a new one, but worried...

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Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers 23.2.2017 AP Business
BOSTON (AP) -- Some air travelers are wondering how 11 people could walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks....
Trail reopens after authorities say nails purposely placed 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have reopened a popular North Carolina park closed after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( ) the 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park in Jackson County, about 162 miles west of Charlotte, had been closed since the weekend after a […]
Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular NC trail 22.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have closed a popular North Carolina park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed. Local media outlets report a search of the 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park in Jackson County, about 162 miles west of Charlotte, has turned up 40 nails hammered into tree […]
Free trip planner for pedestrians accounts for hills, curb cuts, construction 20.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A University of Washington team has designed a free trip planner for pedestrians — one that takes into account how steep hills are and whether sidewalks have curb-ramps to make them wheelchair-accessible.
Denver needs better mobility so that people don’t “leave the city faster than they came,” Michael Hancock says 20.2.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says fast-growing Denver is at a turning point and must address its mobility challenges. That won't be cheap.
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RTD R-Line light rail train kills mute, hearing-impaired refugee from Myanmar during testing 20.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A mute, hearing-impaired refugee from Myanmar walking across light rail tracks Sunday afternoon was hit by a train and killed during a test of the R-Line in Aurora.
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Panhandling ... er, pedestrian safety ... bill advances in Utah Senate 17.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A move to outlaw panhandling at freeway ramps and along high-speed highways sped through its next-to-last vote on Friday. The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved HB161, and sent it to the full Senate for final consideration. The House previously approved it 72-0. Its sponsor, Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, said it takes a different approach than similar past laws that were struck down as unconstitutional — because of court decisions that said panhandling is a form of protected spe...
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Seattle takes step toward closing Burke-Gilman Trail’s missing link 16.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The Seattle Department of Transportation has chosen Shilshole Avenue as the site for the missing link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, siding with the biking community in a decades-long dispute with Ballard’s maritime industry. But SDOT still hasn’t settled on a final route.
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Black History Month: Take a walking tour of Compton architecture 14.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Years after designing Compton City Hall, African American architect Harold Williams said he was determined to bring well-crafted architecture to the community because “all people deserve quality architecture.”

In honor of Black History Month, the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of...

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Forget about "balance" with cars; we have to prioritize walking, biking and transit 13.2.2017 TreeHugger
Planner Brent Toderian gets it right.
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Several mountain passes still closed; more rain but some sun expected on weekend 10.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The Seattle area can expect some sun this weekend and early next week.
Wild weather Thursday puts access on hold to four major local ski areas, look for improvement by Friday 10.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Skiers and snowboarders should brace themselves for topsy-turvy conditions and road closures leading to the mountainsides, but resorts are hopeful this will just be a brief setback to what has been an outstanding winter season. The roads to Mount Baker, Snoqualmie, Stevens and White Pass were closed Thursday due to icy and snowy conditions, and […]
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As jobs grow in downtown Seattle, workers are turning more to transit 9.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A smaller share of central Seattle commuters drive alone to work in their cars, new data shows. That means more folks are using transit, walking, bicycling, carpooling and telecommuting.
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker proposes liberal funding increases 9.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a conservative Republican, put forward a surprisingly liberal budget Wednesday that includes a huge boost in funding for schools, sizable tuition cuts for college students and increased tax breaks for the working poor. The shift by the famously tightfisted governor designed to position him for a third […]
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Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds to undergo massive expansion, renovations 8.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Adams County planners are seeking resident input on the long-awaited renovation and substantial upgrading of the 1,200-acre Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds, which includes a new indoor arena, new fairgrounds entrance and three new recreational lakes.
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Up to four feet of powder blankets ski slopes, but getting there might be difficult 6.2.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A series of storms pounded the Cascades this past weekend, and skiers and snowboarders were waist deep in light powder with some ski resorts reporting four feet or more of snow. Now the bad news is all the build-up of snow has made access on roadways from Seattle to the ski slopes dicey. In fact the […]
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