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Archive for the ‘Congestion’ Category

My First Ride on NYC Bike Share

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
My First Ride on Citi Bike Share

Reposted from velojoy
On a recent weekend, I took a Citi Bike preview ride with a small group of cyclists who had volunteered for a photo shoot. The New York City Department of Transportation announced last week that the city’s newest public transit option, comprising 6,000 bikes that can be unlocked from 330 docking stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will officially launch on May 27 for members and June 2 for general use.

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Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed decisions about new development based on the costs or revenues associated with them.

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USDOT Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx Describes His Three Key Areas of Focus

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Transportation Issues Daily
USDOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx revealed the three areas he will focus on if confirmed to serve by the Senate.

After first indicating he’ll follow “the bipartisan approach that I believe made Secretary LaHood so effective at DOT,” Foxx said he would focus on three key areas:

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Las Vegas, NV: Project Neon Phase 1

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Project Neon is one of the most important and most ambitious undertakings in the Nevada Department of Transportation’s nearly 100-year history. The multi-phase, multi-year project will boost safety, mobility and accessibility in the most heavily trafficked corridor in the state of Nevada. Nearly 250,000 vehicles a day use the 3.7-mile stretch from the U.S. 95-I-15 […]

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Maricopa County, AZ: State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway)

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Also known as the Gateway Freeway, SR 24 is designed to span one mile between Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) and Ellsworth Road. When construction is finished in fall 2013, this new east valley freeway will feature a freeway to freeway interchange, complete with elevated ramps connecting to and from Loop 202 near Hawes Road. -ArizonaDOT […]

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Seattle, WA: SR 99 Tunneling Machine Animation

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Courtesy of Hitachi Zosen Corp., this animation shows how the world’s largest tunneling machine works. – wsdot on YouTube

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Streetfilms: Children Have Lost the Freedom to Roam

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

STREETFACTS: Children Have Lost the Freedom to Roam from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Think of this Streetfacts chapter as a PSA about how, in just a few generations, we have tightly restricted American kids’ freedom to roam, play, and become self-sufficient. The percentage of children walking and bicycling to school has plummeted from almost 50 percent […]

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Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change: A Case Study of Tallahassee, Florida

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change

On July 11, 2011, StarMetro, the local public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, restructured its entire bus network from a downtown-focused radial system to a decentralized, grid-like system that local officials and agency leaders believed would better serve the dispersed local pattern of population and employment.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Eben Weiss, BikeSnob NYC Blog

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Eben Weiss (a.k.a. BikeSnobNYC) is the blogger behind, a massively popular cycling blog (started in 2007). Topics include:
New World of Cycling
Bike Snob Abroad: Ripple Affect
Cycling Infrastructure in the US
Shocked into Engagement

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NYC’s First Bike-Parking Protected, Protected Bike Lane!

Monday, April 29th, 2013

NYC’s First Bike-Parking Protected, Protected Bike Lane! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. A few years ago, it was pretty big news when on-street bike parking or a bike oasis were installed in any city. Today, though it is always welcome news, it hardly merits a report. However, on New York City’s 9th Avenue protected bike lane […]

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