Shared Mobility update Feb 2021

The failure of “free market” energy that has many considering the benefits of sustainable alternatives from decentralized microgrids and community solar fields to rural electric co-operatives. New York’s MTA may be applauding its own efforts in accessibility improvements for the city’s transit network, but advocates and transit leaders think they’ve stopped far short of following through with ADA recommendations. LA …

The Broadway bike ‘superhighway’ might be done sometime in 2023?

By David Sachs in Denverite, Feb 24, 2021. Eight years after it started. When all is said and done, it might take longer to design and build a 1.5-mile bike lane on Broadway than it does for construction crews to widen a 10-mile stretch of I-70 that includes a 40-foot deep trench. According to the Denver Department of Transportation and …

Safety stop for bikes

making the Safety Stop legal statewide. We enjoyed the conversation and are always excited to have such engaging dialogue about our policy initiatives.  As promised, we wanted to follow up with you all with some resources and recordings.  Here is the recording from last night’s conversation. Please forgive me: I forgot to hit record until we were a couple minutes into …

Street Moves initiative allows local communities to become co-architects of their own streets’ layouts, space used for parking and other public uses

January 5, 2021 Bloomberg – The Street Moves initiative allows local communities to become co-architects of their own streets’ layouts. Via workshops and consultations, residents can control how much street space is used for parking, or for other public uses. It’s already rolled out experimentally at four sites in Stockholm, with three more cities about to join up. The ultimate goal is hugely …

Cities adding scores of miles of new bikelanes and protected areas

The pandemic pushed cities to take back their streets from cars. Will they keep them in 2021? Across the world, as COVID-19 reshaped people’s routines, cities quickly converted streets to bike lanes, pedestrian areas, and places for outdoor dining. As the pandemic ends, it will require a lot of political will to prevent the status quo from returning. By Adele …

Pedestrianization and bike planning for streets with 7000 citizen proposals. New USDOT Pedestrian Planning

How can a city re-envision chaotic, car-covered streets into activity-ladden, people-focused spaces? The New York Times combined the experience of residents enjoying the city’s Open Streets with thoughts from WXY Urban Planner and Architect Clair Weisz into an interactive reveal of what pedestrianization looks like. Over 100 years ago, the dangerous “Jaywalking” campaign was created by automakers to put the …

The post-pandemic transportation system has to reward transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians with safe, efficient and comfortable ways to travel – starting with restoring bus and rail service cuts for transit-dependent riders

By THE LA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD DEC. 16, 2020 Here’s one more way that COVID-19 could leave a lasting mark: The pandemic has decimated public transit. Without swift action to restore bus and rail service and a serious commitment to building transit-friendly communities, Los Angeles will suffer from ever-worsening traffic, air pollution, carbon emissions and inequality long after the coronavirus is …

Four Easy Ways Biden Could Revolutionize Our Cycling Culture

By Kea Wilson, Nov 17, 2020 President-elect Biden is poised to take bold steps to reform federal transportation incentives as soon as February — and advocates are optimistic that he could take quick action to support active transportation in a way no president before him has even tried. In a jointly released agenda co-signed by basically every sustainable and equitable transportation organization …

Are intersections keeping people from choosing to walk, roll and bike? Yes!

By Amy Kenreich and Shelley McMullen, StreetsBlog, Dec 9, 2020 Are intersections keeping people from choosing to walk, roll and bike? (Streetsblog Denver) West Wash Park resident Kate Gotter worries about crossing Alameda Avenue every time she takes her three children to school. “It’s like playing Frogger. The signal at Pearl is our best option, but most of the time the …