May 31, 2018

Imagine a “bike-share program that lets novice riders loose” to “flood streets with thousands of uninsured cyclists.” Sounds scary, right? “10,000 extra bicycles could pose a real danger.”

Although these headlines look like they were ripped from today’s internet, they’re actually from 2013. Five years ago this month, the U.S.’s largest bike-share system, Citi...

May 30, 2018

In the midst of new sharing ventures from dockless bikes to electric scooters, a Canadian startup company plans to enter the sharing fray with a new type of vehicle: the velomobile.

Velomobiles are basically bicycle cars. They’re human-powered vehicles that usually have a supplementary motor to make pedaling easier. What makes the velomobile different from an...

May 29, 2018

Last week, the Uber Elevate conference brought together many bright minds from the aviation industry to help the company convince the world that Uber-dispatched aircraft will soon fly over most major cities.

To help cities wrap their heads around this supposed reality, Uber orchestrated an architecture competition, tapping six winning firms to present their c...

May 25, 2018

A majority of respondents in a new poll say President Trump is not providing American infrastructure with sufficient attention.

Fifty-five percent of Americans say the president, who unveiled a rebuilding framework earlier this year, is not giving infrastructure adequate attention, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.

Twenty-six percent s...

May 24, 2018

UPPER DUBLIN >> The township is seeing its efforts to revitalize the Fort Washington Office Park pay off in the form of state recognition.

Upper Dublin was one of several communities in the state recently recognized as part of the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence.

The awards honor local government leaders for exceptional dedication to impro...

May 24, 2018

Earlier today, Lyft announced a $100 million investment in expanding its network of driver hubs in major U.S. cities, including the addition of 30 more locations.

These hubs, 15 of which are currently located in major U.S. cities, function as service centers and community spaces for drivers. They feature facilities for low-cost oil changes, basic vehicle main...

May 23, 2018

It’s easy for people in suburban and rural areas to assume that getting around would not be possible without a car. It’s true that many people currently use their cars for everything, largely because they have little exposure to or confidence in anything else.

Here are two things they might not know:

Options other than driving your personal vehicle – such as f...

May 22, 2018

Well, this should help reduce street clutter.

Whatever one thinks about electric cars, Lloyd's concern that charging infrastructure will clutter our sidewalks is an important one. One way that cities are addressing this problem is repurposing lamp posts and electric distribution substations to incorporate electric vehicle charging capabilities.

Now the city of...

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Philly officials support automated bus lane enforcement and say it could improve ‘transit equity’ - PlanPhilly

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