User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Dec 11 2017 14:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What Makes a Complete Street? A Brief Guide 11.12.2017 THE CITY FIX
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Many cities have streets that make life difficult for pedestrians in ways that are not always ...
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UPenn team seeks to make streets safer by keeping an eye on cyclists' eyes 7.12.2017 Philly.com News
Penn researchers are using special eyewear to learn how people interact with city streets. The data gathered could be invaluable for fields from urban planners to autonomous car programmers.
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Hike in Anza-Borrego Desert, kayak in La Jolla Cove on outdoor trip 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Looking for a challenge this winter, but don't want to drive too far? REI has a guided adventure with your name on it.

You'll begin with a hike in the desert near Palm Springs, then make your way over the mountains to the San Diego coast for sea kayaking and beach bike cruising.

Highlights include...

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Almost all successful cities are clamping down on private cars and promoting bikes 4.12.2017 TreeHugger
And the drivers don't like it one bit, but it is the only way to deal with congestion.
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Vienna tour takes a deep dive into the city's music, art, culture and food 4.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Take a deep dive into Vienna’s history, culture and food on a new weeklong tour offered by Untours.

Activities vary day to day and can include a Mass at Augustinian Church with musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic and State Opera, a lecture on the art of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, a walking...

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A quaint trinity amid the action in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood 2.12.2017 Philly.com News
They knew they wanted to settle in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, so when they toured a trinity on a side street with quaint character and tidy window boxes, they jumped on it.
If Front Range passenger train proponents get their way, they hope to be rolling across Colorado in 7 to 15 years 2.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
Proponents of Front Range passenger train service on Friday presented their first timeline for when -- should they get their funding -- they hope to be rolling from Trinidad in the south to Fort Collins in the north.
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Israel tour for $1,799 explores architecture, culture and ancient religious sites 29.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Explore the rich history and cultures of Israel on an inexpensive six-night tour that offers a look at the country's architecture, cuisine and ancient religious sites.

The trip, which includes airfare and costs less than $2,000, visits historic town of Caesarea and Haifa, and includes a stop at...

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Denver releases a wishlist of sidewalk and trail projects. It would cost at least $1.2 billion 29.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Costs are among the implementation challenges facing coming plans for pedestrian access, parks, transit and development patterns as part of the city's "Denveright" planning process.
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Study: Drivers at fault in majority of pedestrian crashes in Minneapolis 29.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are six takeaways from a recent study on pedestrian involved crashes in Minneapolis over the past ten years.
How Global Policy Does (and Does Not) Account for Walking and Cycling 27.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Walking and cycling are getting more and more attention in wealthy cities, as ideas about ...
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Uber and Lyft changed how Philly gets around. What does that mean for the city? 24.11.2017 Philly.com News
Uber and Lyft are taking riders away from some modes of public transit, adding them to others, and overall likely doing little to get cars off the road in cities concerned about congestion and pollution. So found a recent study on ride hailing. Four Philadelphia transportation experts share their thoughts on what it means for getting around Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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If you support walkable and bikeable cities, then support Small Business Saturday 24.11.2017 TreeHugger
This year, take a side in the war on the car, and support stores on your neighborhood bike lane or transit route.
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Walking While Black 23.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with the Florida Times-Union. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Florida’s most populous city. There is, of course, the straightforward jaywalking statute, barring people from […]
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Americans traveling in Europe during the holidays should be cautious, State Department alert says 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The State Department is telling American travelers headed to Europe to “exercise caution at holiday festivals and events” because of the risk of terrorist attacks.

The renewed alert cites past incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland carried out the by Islamic...

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Durham, NC gets two "dock-less" bike share programs 22.11.2017 TreeHugger
I guess Southern cities can get more bike friendly after all.
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Vision Zero is so 20 years ago. It's time for Moving Beyond Zero. 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The new vision promotes active transportation like walking and biking.
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Finding the heart of Shanghai, a haven for Jews in World War II 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As I walked through Shanghai’s Hongkou district on a cold February day, I saw the names written in English, seven times, on a museum’s bronze perimeter wall. First name. Middle initial. Then Kessler — my last name.

I was stunned. They were among the Jews, 13,700 of them, who had spent some or all...

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Ban Cars 20.11.2017 TreeHugger
It's time we just came out and said it. They kill more people than guns. They do not belong in our cities.
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Pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed in Loudoun County 19.11.2017 Washington Post
Pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed in Loudoun County
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