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Lakeport Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 13 - Lake County News

Thu Nov 9 2017 6:18pm

Lakeport Traffic Safety Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 13
Lake County News
Hartley Street Active Transportation Planning; and the Community Development Block Grant application for the Forbes Creek neighborhood. Agenda items also include general traffic items from committee members. Citizen members include Ann Blue, Vicki ...

Town of Lincoln launches uLinc - Niagarathisweek.com

Thu Nov 9 2017 6:02pm

Niagarathisweek.com

Town of Lincoln launches uLinc
Niagarathisweek.com
Co-chairs of the active transportation committee, Tony Bruney (left) and JD Pachereva with Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton, in front of the uLinc bus. - Luke Edwards/Metroland. LINCOLN — From the 18-year-old kid trying to get to college to the ...

State Approves $1.5 million+ for Santa Cruz County Transportation Projects - Aptos Times

Thu Nov 9 2017 3:46pm

Aptos Times

State Approves $1.5 million+ for Santa Cruz County Transportation Projects
Aptos Times
The project is expected to increase safety for people walking and biking, as well as increasing active transportation options for users of all ages and abilities, especially in the early morning and evening. Lighting can reduce crashes of single riders ...

Pedestrian advocacy group says city has no business fining pedestrians - Chicago Sun-Times

Thu Nov 9 2017 2:39pm

Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian advocacy group says city has no business fining pedestrians
Chicago Sun-Times
One day after a pair of powerful aldermen proposed hefty fines for “distracted walking,” the executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance branded the crackdown “misdirected.” Ron Burke advised the City Council to focus instead on what he ...

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Pedestrian advocacy group says city has no business fining pedestrians - Chicago Sun-Times

Thu Nov 9 2017 2:37pm

Chicago Sun-Times

Pedestrian advocacy group says city has no business fining pedestrians
Chicago Sun-Times
One day after a pair of powerful aldermen proposed hefty fines for “distracted walking,” the executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance branded the crackdown “misdirected.” Ron Burke advised the City Council to focus instead on what he ...

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Crosswalk safety campaign should focus on drivers, not pedestrians, says active transportation advocate - HalifaxToday.ca

Thu Nov 9 2017 10:03am

HalifaxToday.ca

Crosswalk safety campaign should focus on drivers, not pedestrians, says active transportation advocate
HalifaxToday.ca
An active transportation advocate thinks a new municipal campaign promoting crosswalk safety has the wrong focus. One of the ads posted to YouTube leading up to Halifax's Crosswalk Safety Action Day on November 29 shows two women crossing the ...

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Winter Cycling Safety - The Weather Channel

Wed Nov 8 2017 6:43pm

The Weather Channel

Winter Cycling Safety
The Weather Channel
To this end, I checked in with two people who cycle all the time — Nancy Smith Lea, director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, and Ella Morton, a courier who delivers meals for Foodora. They shared their tips on the best clothing and ...

Denverites Resoundingly Vote for More Walking, Biking, and Transit Options - Streetsblog Denver (blog)

Wed Nov 8 2017 2:23pm

Streetsblog Denver (blog)

Denverites Resoundingly Vote for More Walking, Biking, and Transit Options
Streetsblog Denver (blog)
Asked whether Tuesday's vote was a referendum on the importance of sustainable transportation options, Hancock said “Absolutely.” He was not surprised by the overwhelming approval, and said he could've taken that result “to Vegas.” The package includes ...

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Transit advocacy group offers solutions to address Chicago's declining bus ridership - Curbed Chicago

Wed Nov 8 2017 1:37pm

Curbed Chicago

Transit advocacy group offers solutions to address Chicago's declining bus ridership
Curbed Chicago
Hoping to reverse the trend, the Active Transportation Alliance advocacy group released a new report this week that included recommendations for city lawmakers and transit planners. The document identifies strategies such as the creation of more ...

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Prioritizing the health and safety of vulnerable road users - Toronto Star

Tue Nov 7 2017 2:39pm

Prioritizing the health and safety of vulnerable road users
Toronto Star
Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation; the most common forms are walking and cycling. Most active transportation users who travel by bicycle are not professional cyclists; they are people who use bicycles to get around.

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UTEP Transportation Experts Awarded Grant to Aid City Connectivity Planning - El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)

Tue Nov 7 2017 9:32am

El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)

UTEP Transportation Experts Awarded Grant to Aid City Connectivity Planning
El Paso Herald-Post (press release) (blog)
In the parent project, aimed at helping the MPO reach its goals, Chang and CTIS postdoctoral researcher Marketa Vavrova are leading the investigation of the development of an active transportation system planning methodology to enhance multimodal ...

Active comes with a cost - Quinte News

Tue Nov 7 2017 3:51am

Quinte News

Active comes with a cost
Quinte News
Quinte West council now has some idea how much it might cost to improve and connect its roadways and trails to allow for better access for walkers, cyclists and others. The city's Active Transportation Plan is almost complete, and last night ...

Active Trans Calls for Policies to Reverse Bus Ridership Slump - Streetsblog Chicago (blog)

Tue Nov 7 2017 2:02am

Streetsblog Chicago (blog)

Active Trans Calls for Policies to Reverse Bus Ridership Slump
Streetsblog Chicago (blog)
Today the Active Transportation Alliance released a new report that analyzes why CTA bus use has dropped in recent years and recommends low-cost ways to shorten travel times and boost ridership. They note that fewer Chicagoans riding the bus means ...

Kristan: We must work together to make roadways safe for bicyclists and pedestrians - INFORUM

Mon Nov 6 2017 10:35am

INFORUM

Kristan: We must work together to make roadways safe for bicyclists and pedestrians
INFORUM
Justin Kristan is the founder of the North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance and is looking to put some teeth on distracted driving laws. David Samson / The Forum. It is my hope that the death of 14 year-old Bethany Elijah of Lisbon, N.D., on July ...

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Kristan: We must work together to make roadways safe for bicyclists and pedestrians - INFORUM

Mon Nov 6 2017 10:33am

INFORUM

Kristan: We must work together to make roadways safe for bicyclists and pedestrians
INFORUM
Justin Kristan is the founder of the North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance and is looking to put some teeth on distracted driving laws. David Samson / The Forum. It is my hope that the death of 14 year-old Bethany Elijah of Lisbon, N.D., on July ...

Broadstone 8South Adds Bikes, Repair Shop To Encourage Sustainable Transportation - NewsChannel5.com

Mon Nov 6 2017 8:21am

NewsChannel5.com

Broadstone 8South Adds Bikes, Repair Shop To Encourage Sustainable Transportation
NewsChannel5.com
Monday means fighting morning traffic. Now, one developer is hoping to help ease the commute, by providing bikes to apartment residents. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Monday means fighting morning traffic. Now, one ...

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As buses slow and ridership sinks, advocates look for ways to lure commuters back - Chicago Tribune

Mon Nov 6 2017 6:03am

Chicago Tribune

As buses slow and ridership sinks, advocates look for ways to lure commuters back
Chicago Tribune
These are some of the suggestions in a new bus report from the Active Transportation Alliance, an advocacy group for transit, walking and biking. Change is needed to stop the passenger drain from getting worse, according to the report. “You get into a ...

Group advocates for safer bicycle, pedestrian transportation routes - Chicago Tribune

Fri Nov 3 2017 3:48pm

Chicago Tribune

Group advocates for safer bicycle, pedestrian transportation routes
Chicago Tribune
The session was hosted by members of the nonprofit Active Transportation Alliance, which has launched an advocacy training program for people in the suburbs who want more and safer transportation routes. "To me, bicycling is important," Graber said.

$1.2 Million In Transportation Fund Awarded to Ontario - Inland Empire

Fri Nov 3 2017 10:22am

$1.2 Million In Transportation Fund Awarded to Ontario
Inland Empire
Ontario, CA – On October 18, 2017, the California Transportation Commission approved $1,278,000 in Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds for the City of Ontario. This grant will help pay for pedestrian improvements, such as missing sidewalks, ...

the dual-motor velomobile podbike is a solution to human transport - Designboom

Fri Nov 3 2017 6:57am

Designboom

the dual-motor velomobile podbike is a solution to human transport
Designboom
norwegian firm elpedal reveal the latest in electric assisted automobiles – the podbike. the human powered vehicle combines elements of cycling with car design, creating a hybrid velomobile which hopes to get people out of their cars by making cycling ...

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