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New bill aims to counter alarming rise in pedestrian deaths with funding for safer streets

The bipartisan Vision Zero Act would steer highway funds towards programs for safer transit. By Patrick Sisson A plan to reprioritize federal transportation spending was introduced by members of Congress today after recent reports that show an alarming rise in pedestrian and...
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Jackson Street, in St. Paul, was recently redesigned to accommodate multi-modal transportation and increase accessibility. The firm Toole Design called for a bike lane protected from cars by a stormwater infiltration swale, a pedestrian island, and tactile cues for visually impaired pedestrians. Courtesy Toole Design

Why inclusive cities start with safe streets

New design guidelines from the American Society of Landscape Architects show us how to build them. By Diana Budds The fight for more equitable cities is taking to the streets—literally. New street design guidelines from the American Society for Landscape Architecture (ASLA)...
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Baylink Mass Transit Set To Be Released To Bidders Next Month: New Details Revealed

A Request For Proposals to build a mass transit system between downtown Miami and Miami Beach could be sent to bidders as soon as next month, and new details of what the county wants have been released by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The system would connect two of the most populated...
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tesla to enable in-car netflix and youtube video streaming ‘soon’

tim spears in what might cause road-side TV binge fests globally, elon musk has announced that soon you will be able to stream youtube and netflix in your tesla cars. in a series of tweets, the news only confirms that the ability will be provided soon and only permitted when the...
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France’s solar roadway experiment has failed

After nearly three years of use, Normandy’s photovoltaic highway is delivering disappointing results. By Liz Stinson Solar power highways are hitting a roadblock. Nearly three years after France built a 0.6-mile stretch of photovoltaic road in Normandy, the government is deeming...
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Route Of Genting’s Baylink Monorail Proposal Revealed, Transit Oriented Development Expected At Resorts World

The route of Genting’s proposed Baylink monorail from Miami to Miami Beach has been revealed. County Mayor Carlos Gimenez told Miami Beach commissioners at a workshop yesterday that the monorail would begin at the Resorts World Miami site in downtown Miami and end on public land...
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Monorail To Miami Beach Moving Forward After Vote, Genting Promises Fast & Inexpensive Build

Baylink may finally be on track after a county vote yesterday. Genting and BYD are promising they will build a monorail from Miami to Miami Beach quickly and inexpensively, and county commissioners voted yesterday to move ahead with a bidding process for the transit system. Here...
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Artist conceptual drawing of Entrance to LVCC Loop outside New Exhibition Hall.Image: Tvsdesign/Design Las Vegas and The Boring Company

Las Vegas bets on Elon Musk’s Boring Company for tunnel project

The project should be complete for CES 2021 By Elizabeth Lopatto Las Vegas’ Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended selecting Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build and operate a “people mover” at Las Vegas’ convention center, says Steve Hill, LVCVA’s president and...
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Flying Cars Are Real—And They’re Not Bad for the Climate

They might even be greener than electric ones. Lilium Robinson Meyer It has a sleek black pill of a body, with two rigid, white arms sprouting from its sides. It looks, in other words, like an iPad had a baby with a crop duster, or like a Volkswagen Bug from a future designed by...
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The electric-vehicle revolution starts with the city bus

Who knew buses could move so fast? By Michael J. Coren The era of the internal combustion engine may have peaked. A report from Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance out today (May 15) estimates conventional car sales are now in decline and more electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold than...
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