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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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Expo Line trains regularly run behind schedule, posing a challenge for Metro 27.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A major selling point for the Expo Line extension has been the travel time between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, which officials touted would be comparable to driving in sluggish rush-hour traffic on the 10 Freeway.

But in June, its first full month of operation, the 15.2-mile Expo Line...

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A narrow view won’t ease congestion 27.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A cars-first (or only) approach is wrong for our region.
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California's 'most hazardous' rail crossing will get a major overhaul 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles County railroad crossing that’s been called the most hazardous in California will receive a long-planned overhaul, including a flyover ramp to separate traffic from trains, transportation officials said Thursday. 

At a news conference near the Santa Fe Springs crossing, officials...

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'Waste of time': After deregulation, Ute, Yellow, City cabs steer clear of SLC airport taxi stands 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Not long ago, the only three cab companies in Salt Lake City were Ute, City and Yellow — and only they could use the taxi stands at Salt Lake City International Airport. All three have now abandoned those city-operated stands — refocusing efforts elsewhere, such as at downtown hotels. They still go to the airport to pick up people who call, and Yellow opened booths inside the terminals where people may request its cabs. They all say they were essentially crowded out of the city stands by the 433...
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World's most breathtaking greenhouses 23.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
"The yearning for nature is really strong, and particularly if you're a city dweller, it's even more important."
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How much space do people take up in different modes of transport? 23.8.2016 TreeHugger
Here is another way of looking at the subject
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Bike loop along Delaware River picks up steam and dollars 21.8.2016 News
Nearly two decades after the National Park Service proposed a 60-mile bike and pedestrian trail along a part of the Delaware River, the dusty plans are picking up steam.
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Op-ed: Mechanical transport is contrary to the idea of wilderness 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee have teamed up on the “Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Act,” which would allow bicycles as a mode of transportation in federally designated wilderness areas at the discretion of land managers. An argument commonly used in defense of this dreadful idea is that restricting travel in wilderness to walking or riding a horse is unfair to people who prefer biking, which is no more damaging to the land, or only marginally so. Leaving aside the question of damage t...
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Durango hailed as model for cycling infrastructure 20.8.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Durango is considered a model for its investment in cycling infrastructure.The city was examined by consumer advocacy groups in a study that highlighted a $1.05 billion per year statewide need for investments in transit, biking and pedestrian infrastructure.The
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Two lines of London's Underground will serve the after-midnight crowd on weekends 20.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

If you’ve had a wee bit much to drink and want to take the Tube to your London home, you were out of luck after midnight.

Until Friday.

The London Underground started running all-night rides on two lines, the Victoria and Central, coming into line with mass-transit practices in New York and Paris...

Silver Spring’s blank canvas 20.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The area around the new transit center is ready for development.
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Erie names veteran commander as new police chief 18.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Acting Erie Police Chief Kim Stewart will officially take on the department's top job Sept. 16, replacing Marco Vasquez who retired last week.
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Neighbors worry about Mercer Slough amid East Link light-rail construction 15.8.2016 Seattle Times: Local

As construction of Sound Transit’s East Link line through Bellevue begins, neighbors worry about the promised protections to Mercer Slough Nature Park and the historic Winters House and whether the city needs stronger protections for the use of parkland.
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Smartphone zombies have taken over Seoul 15.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Zombies have taken over the streets of Seoul.
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Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City 13.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City
How a brief experiment in car-free living could change the city for the better and for good. The post Downtown Manhattan Is the New Frontier of the Car-Free City appeared first on WIRED.
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Disneyland plans 6,800-space parking structure and pedestrian bridge 12.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Parking at the happiest place on Earth should be easier the find in the future.

Disneyland has released details of a long-proposed parking structure, a transportation hub and a new pedestrian bridge on the eastern end of the theme park resort.

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Campaign earns 4 Pinocchios for confirming Sean Hannity’s tale of a Trump rescue 11.8.2016 Washington Post
It was such a sweet story: Donald Trump to the rescue of Marines. But it fell apart under scrutiny
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Busy pedestrian crossing at Steamboat Ski Area base undergoing re-make 11.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is underway on a road project intended to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at the intersection of Apres Ski Way and Village Drive, easily the site of some of the most congested traffic at the base of Steamboat Ski Area during peak seasons. City Engineer Ben Beall confirmed Oct. 10 the intersection also sees some of the heaviest pedestrian traffic in the city. “There is tremendous pedestrian volume there,” Beall said. “Peak hours see up to 100 people.” • Rebuilding the northern leg of the intersection (the private lane into One Steamboat Place) to better align with the southern leg, Village Drive; • Installing stop signs on Après Ski Way with advanced warning signage; • Constructing new 8-foot sidewalks, including new cross walks and ADA ramps; • Introducing new turn lanes and new bike lanes; • Dedicating a new bus pullout for the Dulany/Snowflower transit stop (#120 on the Green Line); • Re-profiling the roadway and adding new storm inlets and drain lines to capture more runoff; and • ...
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Cities belong to people, not cars 11.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Cities belong to people, not cars
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A new development springs up outside the Beltway, with roomy homes and near Metro 9.8.2016 Washington Post
A new development springs up outside the Beltway, with roomy homes and near Metro
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