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    Charm City Bikeshare Receives Funding in Baltimore

    According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland’s largest city has recently released $2.36 million in funding for a bikeshare partnership with Canadian company Bewegen Technologies that will deploy 500 bikes on the streets this fall. The fleet will include 200 bikes with electric pedal assistance, which will be the largest share in North and South America, […] More

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    Pedestrian Fatalities Increase in 2015

    In a disturbing trend, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) expects to find a 10% increase in pedestrian fatalities in 2015 according to preliminary data. This represents the largest increase since such data collection began in 1975, which has ranged from a 10.5% decrease to an 8.1% increase. In the annual GHSA Spotlight on Highway […] More

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    California Judge Rules in Favor of High-Speed Rail

    According to The Fresno Bee, a Sacramento, California, judge recently denied the efforts of Kings County Board of Supervisors to halt production of a high-speed bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This is yet another advancement for the project which has been held up in litigation and bureaucracy for the last several years. […] More

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    Chicago to Replace Half Of All Rail Cars

    The Chicago Tribune reported earlier this month that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) approved a $1.3 billion contract to replace nearly half of the rail cars in service – 846 cars to be exact – the largest such purchase in the authority’s history. Over the next 10 years, the new series of rail cars will […] More

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    Norway Plans to Spend $1 Billion on Bike Highways

    Norway is planning on constructing nearly $1 billion worth of bike highways (click here for Norwegian article) in an attempt to spark a rise in bicycle transit and reduce national carbon emissions. According to a CityLab article, the plan was announced in late February with intent to slash the country’s carbon emissions, the project aims […] More

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    Morgan Freeman Narrates Pedestrians on Hollywood Blvd

    On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor and frequent narrator Morgan Freeman lent his signature voice to a segment exploring the “pedestrian experience” on Hollywood Boulevard via a hidden street camera. Noting a certain unsuspecting gentleman and his ‘selfie stick,’ Freeman unleashes a laugh-out-loud minute of commentary which should rouse a genuine laugh […] More

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    Top 20 Cities for Saving Money via Public Transportation

    The American Public Transit Association (APTA) recently released its February Savings Report. The association releases a monthly savings report in order to analyze how much money the average two-person household can save by taking public transportation and using one less automobile. The average commuter is looking at a savings of more than $754 a month […] More

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    Extended Commuting & Its Effects

    How much does your commute cost you? Not simply in terms of money spent on whichever form of transportation you choose, but in terms of time spent. It has been said that ‘time is money’ and if this is to be believed, tons of money is squandered everyday between home and work. Washington Post’s Wonkblog […] More

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    Spain Tops World in Bicycle Count Growth

    A company that has been making headlines lately, Eco-Counter, has once again released some intriguing data for cycle enthusiasts. The French firm recently unveiled its “2015 Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index” which details statistics pertaining to the increasing total global bike count. It seems, according to nextcity.org and the company’s approximately 1,500 counters, that Spain is […] More

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    Eco-Counter Records Bicycle Count Growth

    Eco-Counter, a French business firm that has installed 12,000 automated people counters worldwide to measure bike and foot traffic, has recorded 3 years worth of data showing the bike ‘population’ growing at a rate that is actually faster than the human population. Peopleforbikes.org recently reported that the ‘global bike count has been rising 5 times […] More

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    Chicago Transit Authority Decreases Slow Zones

    Not faster than a speeding bullet but Chicago‘s public transportation has achieved the city’s fastest train service since 1997 according to ChicagoNow.com. Blogger Kevin O’Neil recently wrote about Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) completion of many track modernization projects over the last 4 years. The construction and repairs have resulted in a record low  5.5%, level […] More

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