Saturday, February 22, 2014

Central Indiana catering to #carfree lifestyle

New attitudes have fed Indianapolis area's apartment boom: ""(People) our age really enjoy being able to walk to places, bike to places and to save money on gas and car insurance and car bills," she said. "We enjoy being Downtown, because there are so many things to do and places to see.""

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Poor are caught in sprawl trap

How we can make our cities greener and more equal at the same time | Grist: "Sprawl has trapped many Americans in poverty: Unable to afford a car, maintenance, insurance, and gasoline, they cannot get from their suburban homes to jobs. For many middle-class Americans, their car is an albatross, forcing them to spend too much money just getting to work everyday. That’s one reason that a recent Harvard study found that transit-rich coastal cities such as New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston ranked among the country’s top 10 metro areas for economic mobility, while auto-dependent Southern cities such as Atlanta and Jacksonville ranked near the bottom."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mag Mile among 20 Chicago streets recommended for ‘car-free’ zones

Chicago Sun-Times: "A civic group is proposing that parts of 20 Chicago streets, including the city’s vaunted Magnificent Mile, be turned into “car-free” zones — which could mean complete bans on all trafffic to the more modest dead-ending of a street into a plaza."

Sunday, February 9, 2014

ACTION ALERT: Support Faster, More Reliable Transit on Ashland Avenue and Across Chicago!

Active Transportation Alliance : "Momentum is building for bringing world-class transit to Ashland Avenue and other parts of Chicago, but your help is needed to keep it going.

You may have heard that CTA recently announced exciting plans to implement Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Ashland Ave. between 95th St. and Irving Park Rd. Imagine if taking transit on Ashland meant 21st Century service that’s faster, more reliable, and more like taking the train. The first phase of this project will run from 31st St. to Cortland St."

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

EDITORIAL: Valparaiso moving on public transportation

nwitimes : "Valparaiso is planning for a bus/train depot as part of a transit-oriented development. It's a sign of the popularity of public transportation.

Valparaiso operates both the V-Line, for routes around the city, and the ChicaGo Dash, to take commuters and sightseers to and from Chicago.

The ChicaGo Dash and V-Line buses have become so popular that the city has outgrown the existing bus station."

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

College students recognize that cars are a pain

University Campuses Are Transportation Trailblazers - post-automobile world: "“University and college campuses are at the forefront of encouraging news ways to get around that don’t depend on personal cars. Public officials who want to stay ahead of the curve should be taking notes,” said Baxandall."