Public restrooms at transit stops aren’t just a COVID-19 issue. They’re a transit access issue, a religious rights issue, and a human rights issue.
Streetsblog USAIn cities around the world, public restrooms and sinks at transit stops are the norm — but not in America. Now would be a pretty good moment to rethink that, don't you think? Via @ggwash.
“It’s kind of infuriating for elected politicians, who get driven everywhere, to say, ‘Yeah, take a bike!’ Well, we have a lot of kids who can’t do that and don’…
Streetsblog USAThe CDC is urging Americans to take solo forms of transportation to stop the spread of COVID-19. Biking should be our first option — and mayors should be taking immediate steps to make streets safer for cyclists.
The accident happened in front of a bus stop outside a seven-story residential building in the 16-hundred block of Ocean Avenue in Midwood around 3:00 p.m.
Streetsblog USAThis has got to be the worst example of reflexive victim blaming in pedestrian crashes EVER.
10 year old boy is hit and killed while *standing on the sidewalk.* Police: He was looking at his phone.
A wide majority of Hillsborough County voted to tax themselves for transit and safer streets. The Florida GOP is trying to block it anyway.
Streetsblog USAIn 2018, Tampa-area voters OVERWHELMINGLY backed a tax hike for transit and road safety projects.
Now a Florida GOP leader is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the will of the voters.
And yes, there's a Koch Brothers' connection
The divisive county executive who singlehandedly held back bus funding has died.
Streetsblog USABrooks Patterson, a suburban Detroit powerbroker who celebrated sprawl and segregation, has died.
He was the biggest thing standing between metro Detroit and its big ambitions for a functional regional transit system.
Streetsblog USAHis replacement, the first Democrat at the helm in Oakland County in 27 years, has indicated he supports putting a transit measure on the 2020 ballot.
Detroit's $4.6 billion regional plan failed by just 1 percent in 2016.
The Latino business owner who was the face of the campaign has quit, saying she was “used.”
Streetsblog USAWe know what the Koch Brothers' playbook is now with trying to oppose local transit measures.
#1. Find local business owners who are opposed
#2. Fund and support their campaigns secretly through Koch-supported state-level dark money operatives
Cattle gates for pedestrians in NYC. “Antiseptic cities.” This is what auto industry officials tell the New York Times they envision for self-driving cars.
Streetsblog USAPedestrians enclosed behind gates that only open so often.
Cities reordered to a potentially "antiseptic" level to accommodate self-driving cars.
This is what AV industry reps are telling the New York Times they envision.
Pretty alarming stuff 😱
Atlanta has a $1 billion sidewalk backlog. But a $33 million stadium bridge is taking precedent over desperately needed repairs.
Streetsblog USAPedestrian bridges, in a lot of cases, are just another concession for drivers.
Cities end up spending big $$ because they don't want to slow cars down for two seconds and make the street safe for people to cross on foot.
Oregon is the fourth state to pass a version of the Idaho Stop. The bill, if signed, will allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yields.
Streetsblog USAIt looks like Oregon will be the fourth state to legalize the Idaho Stop. 🙌🏽
After 15 years of advocacy, a bill passed by both chambers would allow cyclists to treat stop signs and flashing red lights as yields
Deadly and sprawling Houston does not need this $7-billion widening and rebuilding highway project.
Streetsblog USAThis highway project in Houston is unbelievably bad.
Texas will spend $7 billion widening a series of highways. In the process displace 168 single-family homes, 1,067 multifamily units and 331 businesses with 24,873 employees.
Streetsblog USAThe project will cause disproportionate high and adverse impacts to minority or low-income populations. Straight out of the 1960s urban renewal era.