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Data Brief: Cycling in New York City, 2007-2014

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Prevalence of adults and students that cycled at least once a month in New York City, 2007‒2014

New Yorkers are more likely to walk to work compared with the national average, and a recent New York City (NYC) Department of Transportation report shows that cycling is becoming more popular; the most recent annual 12-hour count of cyclists crossing the East River bridges increased from 2,041 cyclists in 2000 to 15,394 in 2015.

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Denver, CO: Meet Fred Estrian, the Walk-Signal Guy

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Denver, CO: Meet Fred Estrian, the Walk-Signal Guy

In 2015, there were 1,330 pedestrian crashes and 59 pedestrian crash fatalities in Colorado. To educate pedestrians and drivers on the importance of safety and observing pedestrian laws, particularly around crosswalks and intersections, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s introduced Fred Estrian: the classic walk signal brought to life. Fred took to the streets of Denver to educate drivers and pedestrians alike on the important of using and remaining alert at crosswalks.

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Wellston, MO: The Transformation of Trojan Park

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Wellston, MO:  The Transformation of Trojan Park

NRPA partnered with Great Rivers Greenway, the regional parks and trails district in the St. Louis region, and the city of Wellston, Missouri to transform a vacant lot into a vibrant community park through NRPA’s 2016 Parks Build Community initiative. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Trojan Park was transformed into a high quality and inviting public space.

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Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Utah DOT: Protecting Both Drivers and Wildlife

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crews started building one mile of wildlife fencing on westbound I-80 near Jeremy Ranch on Friday. The new wildlife fencing is the first phase in a long-term plan to reduce wildlife and vehicle collisions in Parleys Canyon.

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Utah DOT: The Point Project Now Complete

The barrels are gone, all lanes are open, and The Point project on I-15 is now officially complete. This two-year, $215 million project widened I-15 to six lanes in each direction between 12300 South in Draper and S.R. 92 in Lehi, a distance of approximately seven miles.

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80 x 50 in San Francisco

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Deep Carbon Reduction Can Be Achieved

Over the course of a year, Siemens collaborated closely with the San Francisco Department of Environment (SFE) and nine other agencies to conduct an analysis of the City’s infrastructure, defined as its entire built environment and transport system. The team used the CyPT model to test technology pathways for achieving San Francisco’s “80×50” target (reducing CO₂eq emissions 80% by 2050 against a 1990 baseline) within the context of the local 0-50-100-Roots framework, as well as the State of California’s policy leadership.

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Transit Trends Episode 7: Uber and Lyft Leave Austin, one of America’s Biggest Tech Cities

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Transit Trends Episode 7: Uber and Lyft Leave Austin, one of America’s Biggest Tech Cities

Uber and Lyft left Austin in May 2016 after voters decided to implement stricter operational guidelines for transportation networking companies (TNCs). Soon a flood of new TNCs including RideAustin, Fare, Fasten, GetMe and even a Facebook group called Arcade City with 40,000+ members launched. Yellow Cab soon launched an app and already existing, LUXE, an app that sends someone to valet your car from anywhere downtown, gained popularity.

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Streetfilms: NYC Buses – Time for a Turnaround

Friday, September 30th, 2016
Streetfilms: NYC Buses – Time for a Turnaround

Transit advocates knew something was wrong when they observed declining bus system ridership in spite of increasing population, a growing economy, and record-high subway ridership. To figure out what could be done about it, they spoke to industry experts and researched successful efforts in peer cities to identify common sense solutions to NYC’s bus problems. This research is summarized in their report “Turnaround: Fixing New York City’s Buses”.

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Nevada DOT: Applying Shotcrete to the Cave Rock Tunnels

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Nevada DOT: Applying Shotcrete to the Cave Rock Tunnels

As crews begin repaving of both directions of highway through the Cave Rock tunnels and complete roadside drainage and water quality improvements near Glenbrook, drivers are asked to anticipate work zone traffic changes. Beginning the week of Sept. 12 through mid-October, travel lanes may be shifted through the work zone as traffic begins being alternated between the eastbound and westbound tunnels for final paving and lighting work. Oversize and overdimensional semi-trucks are not permitted through the tunnel during construction.

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