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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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Cops begin St. Paul LRT safety campaign 18.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Green Line opens in two months, prompting program.
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New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay 18.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a new research paper concludes from public opinion polling. The study by researchers at Rutgers University looks at polling that found a majority of New Jersey respondents support building and zoning changes that would help mitigate the effects of natural disasters. The polling showed 62.5 percent said they strongly agree that local governments should be allowed to "require housing in some areas to be built in ways highly resistant to natural disasters." Another 22 percent said they somewhat agree with that statement. The article will be published in the journal Risk Analysis, and was posted online this month . Sixty-one percent of respondents said they strongly agree that the federal and state governments should "identify the areas to not be developed" because they would provide natural buffers from storms. And 53 percent of respondents said that they strongly ...
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Light-rail Green Line will require safety heads-up by motorists and pedestrians, cops say 18.4.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Police will begin a safety education and enforcement campaign for motorists and pedestrians along the Green Line in St. Paul next week, officials said Thursday.

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West Line light rail prompts Lakewood to beef up bike, pedestrian access 18.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
City officials say the April 2013 arrival of RTD's West Line light rail is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the dynamic of how Lakewood residents live, work and ...
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I-694 ramp to Highway 36 eastbound to close next week 18.4.2014 Twincities.com: News

The ramp from northbound Interstate 694 to eastbound Minnesota 36 in Pine Springs will close for several weeks as part of ongoing road construction.

City gets a move on transportation 17.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
City officials say the April 2013 arrival of RTD's West Line light rail is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change the dynamic of how Lakewood residents live, work and ...
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Minneapolis gets high marks in biker and walker safety 17.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The latest statistical almanac for biking and walking, released Wednesday, puts Minneapolis ahead of most of the nation’s largest cities in almost every major safety category.
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In photos: Walking in Bangalore reveals the plight of pedestrians 16.4.2014 THE CITY FIX
Bangalore has rapidly become a megacity. At nearly 10 million people, the city has already doubled the size of its population in just 20 years. This explosive urban growth has been coupled with increased motorization, with now more than 50% ...
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Minneapolis ranks high in bike routes, biking and walking safety rate 16.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
City’s fatality rates for bikers and walkers are about half as likely to fatally collide with traffic and bikers enjoy extensive network.
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Joe Biden Praises Courage Of Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors 15.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BY DENISE LAVOIE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.

Biden spoke Tuesday at a ceremony in Boston honoring those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line a year ago. He says four marathon survivors who spoke before he did showed "pure courage."

He also says that though he's not a Boston sports fan, Boston is an incredible city.

In Washington, President Barack Obama planned to observe the anniversary with a private moment of silence at the White House.

There will also be a flag-raising and a moment of silence at the marathon finish line at 2:49 p.m., when the bombs went off.
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Obama Honoring Boston Bombing Victims With Moment Of Silence 15.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.

The president plans to make the remembrance privately Tuesday with aides in the Oval Office. The moment of silence is planned for 2:49 p.m., the same time two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon last April 15. The attack killed three and wounded hundreds.

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are attending a memorial service at Boston's Hynes Convention Center. Biden's office says he will deliver remarks in tribute to victims of the bombing, as well as the survivors and first responders.
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Herex2019s the new face behind our Durango Double (Cached) 15.4.2014 Durango Herald
Simplified x2013 and with a new director x2013 the Durango Double is set to run again Oct. 11-12.Online registration began Monday, and the hope is to attract 400 to 450 runners for the event, now entering its third year in its latest incarnation.The event, which last year had a field of 70 percent women, will benefit the...
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Aurora making trails available for those with mobility disabilities 15.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The hundreds of miles of trails in the Denver metro area are not just for joggers, cyclists or dog walkers anymore. New laws and newer technologies are allowing those who have mobility disabilities or are elderly to become frequent ...
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RideScout app compares all the ways to get around the Bay Area 14.4.2014 TreeHugger
The app lists all public transportation, car and bike sharing options available for your route, in addition to walking or driving.
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Washington Mudslide Menacing Fabled Pacific Northwest Salmon, Trout River 13.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Eric M. Johnson OSO, Wash., April 13 (Reuters) - Watching the now murky river from his kitchen window, Bill Best speaks in low tones of neighbors buried by a massive mudslide, where damage to salmon and steelhead trout spawning beds only adds to the grief in a rural Washington state community with deep ties to the land. "The river's extremely important. We just thoroughly love this relatively natural, unspoiled river environment. It's why we are here," the 73-year-old avid fly fisherman said. "Hopefully in 20 to 30 years, it will be back to what it sort of used to be." With the death toll from the March 22 mudslide at 36 and rising after millions of cubic yards of earth spliced with trees buried a neighborhood near Oso, the ecological damage to one of the nation's most storied steelhead fly fishing waters is already evident. The roughly 45-mile (70-kilometer) north fork of the Stillaguamish River has been stained a dark gray-green by silt and nearly blocked by a mud dam, and a pumping ...
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Gitty Up On The Rocking S Equine Express 12.4.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)Just 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis, rolling hills and the Luce Line trail offer escape from city living. Rather than a run or walk the winding trails, I had a different mode of transportation in mind. Suzy Mernik takes a unique approach to her horse-back tours. You choose your favorite trail and Suzy brings the horses
Crossing gang lines to go to school 11.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came with it -- and the dangerous, shifting territories schoolchildren might cross even more often just to get to school.
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Congress To Be Briefed On Boston Marathon Bombing Review 10.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By EILEEN SULLIVAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack. The review was conducted by the inspector general of the intelligence community, which is composed of the 17 intelligence agencies. It examined whether there were any missed opportunities to share information that could have prevented two ethnic Chechen brothers who immigrated to the U.S. from carrying out the attack. The government has said there were no intelligence failures that led to the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 200 others. In 2011, Russian authorities told the FBI they were worried that one of the suspected bombers and his mother were religious extremists. The Russians were unresponsive when pressed by the FBI for more details. It was only after the 2013 attack that the U.S. intelligence community learned that the Russians withheld some ...
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What you can buy for $650,000 10.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Real Estate
How much house will $650,000 buy? For those who love to cook and entertain, here's a sampling of homes that are a chef's dream. Besides the culinary amenities, the luxury homes are convenient to public ...
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Going the last mile: Does connectivity influence sustainable transit transport usage? 10.4.2014 THE CITY FIX
Growing numbers of privately owned automobiles, pollution, and congestion have helped governments in cities across India realize the need for better mass transport systems. Cities like Delhi are now making substantial investments to improve existing systems and implement new measures. ...
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