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Transport: Innovative Infra Financing, Local Roads & Fewer Freeways, Denmark Cycle School, Bogotá Pedestrian Safety

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Finalists for Innovative Infrastructure Financing Award 

National Journal

 

Florida provided a model for infrastructure improvements in cash-strapped times when it inked a deal in 2009 to ease congestion and upgrade Interstate 595.


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State Needs More Local Roads and Transit, Less Freeways 

Green Bay Press Gazette, via: Phineas Baxandall

 

You wouldn't think the state has a transportation funding problem, judging by the amount of work being done on U.S. 41 and Wisconsin 29 in the Green Bay area. But it does.


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Cycle School Part of System for Teaching Kids Transport 

Eltis

 

In the Municipality of Odense's project, "Cycle School," the bike has become part of the solution to many challenges rather than a question of why the kids don't bike to school. Here, the bike has been integrated into all aspects of the school's daily routines.


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Bogota Fighting Ped Safety Backslide 

The Atlantic Cities

 

Since the mid-1990s, urban activists have held up Bogotá as an example of what a municipal government can achieve when it sets its mind to making a city safer and more friendly to people traveling by bicycle, foot, or mass transit.


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In California, Drivers Want More Bike Lanes 

DC Streetsblog

 

Whenever street space is allocated for bicycling, someone will inevitably level the accusation that the city is waging a "war on cars."


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Should Bike Share be an Employee Benefit 

The Atlantic Cities

 

New York-based tech company Percolate, a small marketing firm that helps businesses create content pegged to social media, takes pride in promoting an active employee lifestyle.


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Taking Out Road Link Won't Hurt 

Walkable DFW

 

I made maps! More maps! This time in simplistic cartoonish form. Here is downtown Dallas and vicinity highway system overlaid on top of an aerial which I'm excluding to prevent distraction:


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Coming of the #Nerdtrain 

Amtrak Blog

 

Who says Spring Break has to end? Ever. When one group of young people came up with a hair-brain idea about meeting in different cities around the country and traveling to them by train, it was all about the fun and adventure.


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