User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Feb 21 2018 22:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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To get a ride, Uber says take a walk 21.2.2018 AP Top News
DETROIT (AP) -- The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk....
Roosevelt Boulevard redesign a step in Philly's safe streets program 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
A $1.6 million grant will help in the process to make Roosevelt Boulevard, one of the city's most dangerous roads, safer.
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In unusual incentive request, global tech company asks for funds to build $10 million pedestrian bridge at Dry Creek and I-25 16.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
In one of the more unusual requests to come before the Colorado Economic Development Commission, a global technology company, using the code name Project 5760, asked for state funds to help build a $10 million pedestrian bridge.
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Pedestrian hit by car, southbound Tower Road closed near Denver airport 15.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A person was struck by a car near the intersection of Tower Road and East 69th Avenue, near the hotel zone by DIA.
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Denver is about to let RiNo developers build higher if they chip in affordable housing. Will it make a difference? 12.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
New buildings in and near Denver's burgeoning River North Art District soon could rise 16 stories in places under a long-in-the-works height incentives proposal that's up for approval Monday by the City Council.
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What to pack, wear, eat and charge up if you're going to the Super Bowl parade 8.2.2018 Philly.com News
Everything you need to know about watching the Eagles' Super Bowl victory parade on Thursday, February 8.
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How to leave Philadelphia after the Eagles parade by train, subway, car 8.2.2018 Philly.com News
Plan your route with our comprehensive guide.
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Some weather-related crashes amid icy conditions 7.2.2018 Washington Post
Some weather-related crashes amid icy conditions
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The Bird electric scooter conundrum: So fun, so exhilarating, so dangerous 6.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Birds landed in September.

Since then, the lightweight matte black electric scooters have become as ubiquitous on the streets of Santa Monica and Venice as skateboards and bicycles.

Each morning, as if by magic, hundreds of them materialize between 5 and 6. I have seen Birds perched on sidewalks,...

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If commuters in New York, London and Copenhagen can get out of their cars, so can those in sunny L.A. 4.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: How sad to think that Los Angeles is so far behind New York and other cities around the world in moving beyond a car-centric culture. (“'Vision Zero' brings traffic fatalities in New York to an all-time low,” Feb. 2, and “Southern Californians are on a car-buying spree, and that's...

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Animals are using Colorado’s wildlife crossings, reducing collisions, CDOT says 3.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Wildlife bridges and underpasses led to a dramatic decline in animal-related car crashes, according to Mark Lawler, a biologist for Colorado Department of Transportation.
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'Vision Zero' brings traffic fatalities in New York to an all-time low 2.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

It was once known as the “Boulevard of Death.”

Between 1990 and 2015, a total of 185 people — most of them pedestrians — were killed in traffic accidents along its 12 lanes and its vast intersections.

Today Queens Boulevard is as busy as ever, a moving puzzle of buses, baby strollers, delivery...

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Pedestrian struck, killed by light rail train 29.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Metro Transit says the woman was hit about 3 p.m. Sunday by an eastbound Green Line train on University Avenue. Transit spokesperson Howie Padilla says the woman was standing in an area marked as a hazard zone.
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Bike and walking trail projects get a $7.9 million boost 27.1.2018 Philly.com News
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission issued $7.9 million in grants to trails projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Danger ahead: Road signs that are too small or too confusing 26.1.2018 Washington Post
Danger ahead: Road signs that are too small or too confusing
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The average speed of traffic in Manhattan is 4.7 mph. New York thinks it's found a solution 25.1.2018 LA Times: Nation

At rush hour on a recent weekday, Hector Rivera was unloading electronic goods outside a camera store in Midtown Manhattan. The longtime truck driver makes several trips across Brooklyn, New Jersey and Manhattan each day.

“I hate the traffic,” Rivera said, speaking in Spanish. “It’s what I dislike...

16th Street Mall overhaul would increase sidewalk space, do away with median in downtown Denver 24.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Say goodbye to the center median on the 16th Street Mall. Say hello to more trees and more space for pedestrians on the sidewalks along the iconic downtown transitway. That's the recommendation from the city of Denver and the Regional Transportation District, released Wednesday morning, as urban planners ramp up a multi-year effort to overhaul one of the city's most heavily used and highly visited thoroughfares.
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Tammy Duckworth will be the Senate's first new mom, but she already has a record of blazing trails 24.1.2018 Washington Post
Tammy Duckworth will be the Senate's first new mom, but she already has a record of blazing trails
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Deputies move to clear big California homeless encampment 23.1.2018 AP National
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in a 2-mile-long (3.2-kilometer-long) encampment that the large riverbed encampment some have called home for years is being closed down....
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'Pharmacy deserts' a growing health concern in Chicago, experts, residents say 22.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Even if she wanted to, Chatham resident Emma Washington, 77, cannot skip going to the pharmacy — she relies on 12 medications to stay alive. Most are for the high blood pressure she’s had since she was 19, she said, others for her worsening kidney condition and diabetes. She typically visits ...
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