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  • November 21, 2013 | San Diego Free Press

    The “Most Walkable” Cities in San Diego County – La Mesa Scores Highest

    Walk San Diego rated La Mesa as 2013′s most walkable city in San Diego County. The number one reason for the City’s walkability happened 100 years ago.
     
    It’s the traditional town pattern of it’s historic center. It’s a pattern that is relatively rare in Southern California but seen everywhere...
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  • November 21, 2013 | Streets Blog

    NYC DOT Shares Its Five Principles for Designing Safer Streets

    Earlier this month, NYC DOT put out a major new report, Making Safer Streets [PDF], that collects before-and-after data from dozens of street redesigns and distills five key principles to reduce traffic injuries. The excitement of election week overshadowed the release, but this is an important...
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  • November 21, 2013 | DNAInfo New York

    Children's Deaths Prompt Residents to Brainstorm Traffic Safety Solutions

    PARK SLOPE — Three New York City children have been struck and killed by cars in the past six weeks, and residents are hoping to turn heartbreak into action on Thursday night.
     
    Two neighborhood fathers are hosting a public brainstorming session on pedestrian safety at Congregation Beth Elohim...
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  • November 20, 2013 | Safe Routes Partnership

    Building Momentum for Safe Routes to School in Greater Washington, DC

    As part of the Regional Network Project, we are tasked with advocating for walking and bicycling at the regional level and specifically working with our local metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). After all, as pedestrians and bicyclists, it does not matter what jurisdiction we are in, we...
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  • November 19, 2013 | Greater Washington

    Walkability, Parking, and TDM Influence Whether You Drive

    Arlington has tried to reduce traffic by clustering development around transit and using transportation demand management (TDM) programs to raise awareness of alternatives to driving. According to a new study of residential buildings, it's working.

    Residents were also less likely to drive when...

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  • November 17, 2013 | Safe Routes Partnership

    Enough is Enough: Ask Congress to End Rising Rates of Bike/Ped Fatalities

    Ready to act? Contact your members of Congress now.  Want more background?  Keep reading...
     
    On Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released thetraffic fatality numbers for 2012, and it confirmed that bicycle and pedestrian fatalities continue to increase. For...
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  • November 14, 2013 | Green Lining Blog

    Electric Vehicles for all!

    I know what you’re thinking: Aren’t electric vehicles (EV’s) only for rich people?  Don’t worry, I used to think the same way. The word EV made me think of $80,000+ Teslas or similar high-end cars that I or my family could never afford. However, with technology moving forward at a fast rate, EVs...
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  • November 13, 2013 | The Hill Blog

    Attacks on EPA are Attacks on Health, Safety

    For me, clean air isn’t an abstract concept. I grew up in a polluted town and struggled with childhood asthma. I know what it means to be forced to breathe dirty air.
     
    That’s why it’s so important to me that the Environmental Protection Agency is able to do its job and protect Americans from...
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  • November 12, 2013 | Smart Growth America

    Completing Our Streets: Who gets priority?

    This post is the fifth in a twice-monthly series of excerpts from Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks, the new book from Island Press by Barbara McCann, founder of the National Complete Streets Coalition. The book discusses the keys to the...
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  • November 05, 2013 | Reconnecting America

    How Do We Fulfill the Promise of Public Transit in Los Angeles?

    With a $40 billion voter-approved transit investment being deployed over the next 20 years, Los Angeles County residents are charting a path to a new future. The transit system expansion will add 102 miles of rail transit and almost 100 new stations, while creating 400,000 new jobs.[1] While the...
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  • November 01, 2013 | Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

    Michigan's Dequindre Cut Greenway

    "It went from a really crazy idea to a world-class community asset."
     
    Everyone has heard about Detroit's troubles: the bankruptcy, the population decline, abandoned buildings and urban decay. What's not often heard is the story of the strength, resilience and pride of Detroiters. Underneath the...
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  • October 11, 2013 | US News

    An Unhappy Anniversary for the Gas Tax

    Last week, as Congress was melting down over funding the government, an unfortunate anniversary came and went, marking 20 years since Congress last took serious steps towards funding our transportation infrastructure. As of October 1st, it's been exactly 20 years since the federal gas tax was...

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  • October 03, 2013 | US News

    A Better Way to Build Infrastructure

    Widening political fault lines tabled gun-control, stymied immigration reform and have now shut down the government entirely. Against that backdrop, one policy area stands out, at least for the moment: transportation.

    America's transportation infrastructure has been deteriorating for decades. In...
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  • June 11, 2013 | L.A. Community Wins New Rail Stop to Catalyze Local Economy

    L.A. Community Wins New Rail Stop to Catalyze Local Economy

    Six years of organizing and advocacy have resulted in victory for a coalition of residents, business owners, and grassroots leaders demanding a light rail stop in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’s African American community. The victory marks a crucial step toward tabilizing and...
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