First Map of LA is Older Than You Think
Maps help a city comprehend itself and to chart its future and reflect on its past. Commonly cited as the first cartographic representation of Los Angeles, "Los Angeles City Map No. 1" from 1849 combines an honest accounting of the layout of buildings and public streets with a projection of the newly American city's future
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Twin Cities: SW Rail Benefits Greater Than Issues
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Noise from future Southwest Corridor light-rail trains is likely to be "severe" for hundreds of homeowners, but the benefits of transit ridership outweigh environmental problems, concludes a report released Friday...
San Francisco: Central Subway Gets Federal Funding
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will provide $942.2 million in New Starts funds to extend San Francisco's Third…
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: The Case for Separated Bike Lanes
The Atlantic Cities
The other day, Doug Gordon decided to try a little bike lane experiment. Gordon, author of the Brooklyn Spoke blog, placed red plastic Solo cups (yes, the ones you use when drinking from a keg)..
Blogosphere: San Jose Sets Out to Be Bike Friendly
This Phase II report addresses the connection between transit and streets, recognizing that the design and management of streets and traffic can and does affect the livability of communities. This report presents strategies that are emerging across the United States, where the effective, balanced incorporation of transit into city streets is having a positive impact on livability and quality of life.