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Washington State BIPOC and Disability Advocates Zero In on Highway SpendingBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
On March 9, advocacy organizations Front and Centered and Disability Rights Washington held the first of a series of press conferences calling for Washington State legislators to halt spending on new highways. Instead, the coalition urges lawmakers to prioritize investments in building missing sidewalks and creating reliable transit and paratransit systems to serve all Washington towns and cities.
How Buffalo Moved Away From Parking RequirementsBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
One promising trend in urban planning is the push from a growing number of U.S. cities to reduce minimum parking requirements for new developments. As the name suggests, parking minimums require developers to build a certain amount of spaces, regardless of whether a community wants or needs them.
How Auto Insurers Subsidize Car CarnageBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
It costs less to insure an SUV, despite its role in the pedestrian death crisis. And drunk drivers barely pay more for insurance (why can they even get insurance again?).
Experts: Senate Bill’s $25B for Transit Won’t Be EnoughBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
Yet Congress must do much more to stave off long-term damage, officials and advocates say.
Op-Ed: Portland’s Costly Highway MistakeBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
The city should reverse course and cancel the expansion of Interstate 5.
Op-Ed: How Transit Activists Can Win — A PrimerBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
If you're a transit rider in just about any American city, chances are the service you rely on falls somewhere between not-great and awful. The closest bus may only run once an hour, your train may be constantly delayed, or you may feel like the simple act of crossing the street to reach the bus […]
Op-Ed: Copenhagen’s Lessons for the ‘Green Wave’By Eve Kessler | | No Comments
Cycling is integral to Danish culture, but it wasn’t always so.
Op-Ed: Hey, Reporters, Stop Blaming Crashes on the VictimsBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
A new academic paper argues that a shift away from the victim-blaming of most news coverage of traffic crashes involving pedestrians could improve the lackluster policy debate around vehicle violence.
U.S. Representatives: Here’s Why We Formed the Future of Transportation CaucusBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
As roads crumble, our public transit systems fail and carbon emissions rise, members of the new Future of Transportation Caucus lay out their vision.
Op-Ed: How Cities Should Regulate ScootersBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
Some principles or avoiding a "Wild West" environment from a key official with Lime, the scooter company.
Hearing the Disability Community In Vision ZeroBy Eve Kessler | | No Comments
NYC DOT's chief accessibility specialist on the challenges and successes of inclusion.