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Transport: Bike Infrastructure Debate, Oakland Streetcar Study, Spanish HSR Lessons, Milwaukee Streetcar Plan Threatened

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Bike Infrastructure Debate Settled 

Streetsblog Net

 

For decades, cyclists bickered amongst themselves about the efficacy and safety of bike infrastructure. With the proliferation of protected bike lanes in recent years, however, everyone can see that predictions about bike lanes making streets more dangerous for cycling simply didn't come to pass.


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Streetcar Study Contract Before Oakland Committee 

Rockridge Patch

 

On the May 14 agenda of the Oakland City Council's Community and Economic Development Committee is a contract to compare building a streetcar system along Broadway with extending the current Broadway Shuttle.


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Council Members Not Happy with Late Streetcars 

Tucson Business Journals

 

Oregon Iron Works' delays in delivering streetcars to Tucson, Ariz., have some city councilors there fuming.


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What Can UK Learn from Spanish High Speed Rail? 

BBC News

 

There are many arguments made for the planned new high-speed rail network from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds, known as HS2.


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Plans Offered to Kill Milwaukee Streetcar 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee intend to approve a measure Thursday that would bar utility ratepayers from having to bear any costs for a proposed streetcar in Milwaukee - a provision that likely would kill the project.


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Minnesota Gas Tax Hike Rejected 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

The Senate Taxes Committee modified Scott Dibble's plan to raise sales and gas taxes, preferring the status quo.


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Why Does Australian Gov Favor Roads Over Rails? 

Crikey: The Urbanist

 

The Victorian government provided funding for a new city freeway this week but spurned a new rail line. It's important to understand why governments continue to favour roads over rails


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Council Passes Changes to Manhattan Core Parking Regulations 

NYC Streetsblog

 

This afternoon, the City Council passed the Manhattan Core parking text amendment with a vote of 47-0, with one abstention (Jessica Lappin).


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Federal Online Sales Tax Would Benefit Local Transit Agencies 

Seattle Transit Blog

 

PubliCola beat me to this point by a couple of days, but the internet sales tax bill making its way through Congress - it just passed the filibuster-happy Senate 69-27 , with your two Senators voting yes


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