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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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U.S. 6 in Denver to close overnight Saturday for bridge construction 29.5.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
U.S. 6 will be closed late Saturday into early Sunday in Denver as crews construct and install a new pedestrian bridge over the ...
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Minorities in Minneapolis arrested at higher rates for low-level offenses, study finds 29.5.2015 MinnPost
Creative Commons/Tony Webster Add another racial disparity to the Twin Cities’ growing list. “An analysis released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union gives the most detailed picture yet of racial disparities in the treatment of low-level offenders by Minneapolis police,” reports MPR’s Brandt Williams . “Minneapolis police officers made nearly 100,000 non-felony arrests between Jan. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2014. African-Americans and Native Americans were arrested at rates nearly nine times higher than the rate for whites.” Green Line delivers the green. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “While Metro Transit's Green Line isn't exactly paying for itself through passenger fares, it's doing a better job than most other Minnesota public transit options. … Passengers boarding the state's second light-rail line from its debut in June through the end of 2014 paid $6.21 million into the fare box, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs to operate the 11-mile route.” Your daily Walker. “She may ...
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Animas River Trail will march toward Three Springs 28.5.2015 Durango Herald
The city is starting design work and construction on trail sections that will link the Animas River Trail to Three Springs this summer.“It’s a key connection in terms of transportation and recreation,” said Amber Blake, director of transportation and sustainability.The Animas River Trail currently ends at...
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50 airport service workers walk off job in Minneapolis 27.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Air Serv Facility Services Inc. employee Idreis Dahir says the workers aren't happy with the way they are treated by management.
Malfunctioning striper leaves trail of yellow paint on I-5 near Everett 27.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
A state Department of Transportation striper truck malfunctioned and left a thick line of yellow paint down the middle of the southbound carpool lane on Interstate 5 near Everett on Tuesday.
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Live the City 2015 Shows How 5 Cities Are Prioritizing People Over Cars 27.5.2015 THE CITY FIX
In cities around the world, urban residents want to live well, with access to jobs, education, healthcare and public space. However, because many of our current practices are inflicting burdensome social and economic costs on our cities, we need to increase ...
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23rd Ave. rebuild to crimp ‘lifeline’ bus route in Central Area 26.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Work to improve sidewalks and bus stops will shut down trolley wires and dead-end Route 4 service because hybrid-diesel buses are all committed elsewhere, Metro Transit officials say. Affected Central Area residents will lose their direct bus service for eight months.
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Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus 24.5.2015 AP Top News
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) -- International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace event....
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Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus 24.5.2015 World
DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates on Sunday were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark peace ...
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606 trail inspires excitement, fear from neighbors 23.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
When John Paige moved into Wicker Park more than 35 years ago, it was a "rough-and-tumble" neighborhood filled with "bars, brothels and bums." Train tracks that were built in the 1870s and later elevated to decrease frequent fatalities had slowed to the point that cars painted like a circus ...
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What’s different about Boston commuters? 23.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
What’s different about Boston commuters?
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Portland takes a car lane and makes it a mile-long pop-up park 22.5.2015 TreeHugger
Decades ago a prescient Portland mayor tore down a freeway to make a riverside park in the heart of Portland. Now transportation wonks are taking a traffic lane to expand that park with a pop-up ped and bike lane.
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Why long car commutes are hazardous to our health (and happiness) 22.5.2015 MinnPost
In two recent entries in his series on “the past, present and future of commuting in America,” Vox  science reporter Joseph Stromberg explains why long car commutes are “horrible for your health” — and why biking or walking to work “will make you happier and healthier.” And, yes, he does support those statements with plenty of research, although, admittedly, a lot of it involves observational studies , which can’t actually prove cause and effect. Still, the bulk of the research to date on this topic leans heavily toward the finding that how we get to and from work does play an important role in our physical and mental health. Yet few of us think of it that way. “Many Americans are obsessed with rooting out things that make us unhealthy — even to the point of overkill,” writes Stromberg. “We detox, we avoid gluten, we devise excessively complicated exercise regimes (even though these are all unnecessary ). And yet for some reason, we seem to have no problem doing a simple activity every single weekday ...
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New analysis shows far more Twin Cities residents walking, biking to work 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Biking and walking accounted for almost 9 percent of all trips in the region.
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Met Council proposes cuts to Southwest LRT 21.5.2015 MinnPost
At a meeting Wednesday, Metropolitan Council chair Adam Duininck tried to get the members of the Corridor Management Committee — made up of local officials from communities along the Southwest Light Rail Transit route — to stick to discussing the technical aspects of a huge batch of proposed cuts to the project. There will be time, Duininck said, to make arguments against some of the proposed cuts, which range in cost from a few thousand dollars to more than $100 million — all of which have been floated to help save a project that was put in doubt last month when the price tag ballooned by $340 million. “I know there are going to be some reactions to what’s in front of us today,” Duininck said at the meeting. “But I want to do my best to keep this discussion at a higher level... It’ll be the next meeting where we’re really saying, ‘You know, we just can’t do this. We just can’t go this direction.’” Minneapolis' objections He wasn’t entirely successful. Peter Wagenius, representing Minneapolis Mayor Betsy ...
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Discussion scheduled to consider a pedestrian plan for St. Paul 19.5.2015 MinnPost
A meeting to consider a possible St. Paul Pedestrian Plan will be held Wednesday night, sponsored by the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Organizers say that, following the adoption in March of a St. Paul Bicycle Plan , the city should now consider ways to make the city more walker-friendly, too. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Western District Police Station, 389 Hamline Av. Mackenzie Turner Bargen, a Minneapolis Public Works associate transportation planner, will speak on the Minneapolis Pedestrian Plan , which is in place with the goal of "making Minneapolis a great walking city where people choose to walk for transportation, recreation, and health." Then a panel will look at ways that a similar St. Paul Pedestrian Plan might be drafted. Anne White, Vice Chair, District Councils Collaborativehe panelists will moderate a panel with: • Rebecca Airmet, Community member, Summit-University Planning Council Board, Women on Bikes Advisory Board • Craig Churchward, FASLA, ...
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Tongue in cheek advice for bicycle safety 18.5.2015 TreeHugger
Follow these simple rules and everyone will be safe, happy and comfortable coexisting with cars on the road.
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Amazon's riding the New York subway to speed up deliveries 18.5.2015 Yahoo: Business

Amazon's riding the New York subway to speed up deliveries


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Motorcycle training programs in Chicagoland 16.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
In Illinois, people who want to get a motorcycle license must complete the written and driving exams administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The requirement can be waived if you have completed an IDOT motorcycle safety course, which are free to any Illinois resident 16 ...
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Dayton objects to lawmakers’ budget deal 16.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Dayton says the plan agreed to by House and Senate leaders doesn't spend enough on schools, and that he wants funding for half day pre-k for all four-year-olds in the state.
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