In 1967, the City of Davis installed America's first protected bikeway. The parking-protected bikeway was not only the first of its kind, but was actually illegal until the citizen's campaign convinced the California legislature to change state law to allow it.
North Dakota state rep Keith Kempenich has had enough of people exercising their right to assembly and free expression. In response to the protests at Standing Rock, Kempenich has introduced legislation to shield drivers from penalty who unintentionally strike a pedestrian "obstructing vehicular traffic."
Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. But with a parking lot tax, incentives change and using parking as a placeholder becomes a lot less attractive.
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Yesterday morning, some 80 volunteers came to a Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day event in Fruitvale, organized by the Oakland Office of Public Works, the City of Oakland, and Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo. The volunteers, who assembled near the BART station at 9, collected trash from nearby streets and public spaces, trimmed trees, and gardened the grounds of the Oakland Animal Shelter.
California is in the midst discussions about how to raise money to "fix our roads." Ananth Prasad, senior vice president for HNTB corporation, has some suggestions about how best to spend any revenue raised.