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America Already Has a Stratified Transportation System

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The emergence of app-based taxis and private city bus services has prompted a lot of handwringing about the emergence of a “two-tiered” or “stratified” transportation system. Network blog Cap’n Transit doesn’t have much patience for that argument. America’s transportation system is already highly stratified, and it’s hard to see how the new services will make […]

Today’s Headlines

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NextBus Gets Arrival Predictions Wrong (SFExaminer) Will Young People Ride the Bus? (MercNews) Vote Coming on Planned Potrero Hill Development (Socketsite) SFPD’s Kohrs Pleads “Not Guilty” to Hit-and-Run Charges (SFExaminer) NFL Pressures Cash-Strapped Cities to Help Buy them a Shiny New Stadium (InsideBayArea) East Bay Nurse Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver Remembered (InsideBayArea) Uber Lampoons […]
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How Much Can Bicycling Help Fight Climate Change? A Lot, If Cities Try

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A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy attempts to measure the potential of bikes and e-bikes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ITDP’s conclusion, in short: Bicycling could help cut carbon emissions from urban transportation 11 percent. The authors calculated the carbon emissions reduction that could result if cities around the world […]