Our friend and guiding light for the War on Cars Watch, James C. Walker, the NMA Foundation Executive Director, and staunch advocate of motorists everywhere, has died. He will be sorely missed with his always unique angle in his commentary on this very blog. To learn more about his life, click HERE.
Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets.
NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn compiles the list.
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Headlines from August 14-20, 2019
- Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tolling For General Revenue (OOIDA/NMA lawsuit)
- Supreme Court to hear Fourth Amendment case on Kansas traffic stop
- US Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund
- ‘NULL’ license plate gets security researcher $12K in tickets
- Used Car Dealers Knowingly Selling Unfixed, Recalled Cars
- Local startup pathVu wants to make the nation’s sidewalks accessible to all. Here’s how. (Vision Zero Watch)
- Study: Two-Way Bike Lanes Produce More Injuries
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) or Transportation as a Service (TaaS) National/International Stories
- The Mobility Disruption Is Well Under Way
- Mobility on Demand Market to trace exponential gain till 2024, boosted by the travel & tourism industry
- Opinion: Decreasing federal investment in public transit is threatening mobility options
- Latvia promises to introduce new regulations for electric scooters next year
- 6 carmakers that are betting electric scooters and bikes — not cars — are the future of city transportation
- Fast, not so furious? Europe wrestles with electric scooters
- E-Bikes Take the Lead in City Bikeshare Programs
- Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?
- Basic economics means Uber and Lyft can’t rely on driverless cars to become profitable
- Is the Rideshare Joyride Coming To An End?
- Report: When Lyft and Uber decrease pay, driver health suffers
- Ford unveils two-legged robot that can walk packages to your door
- Why do scooters crash so often? Tiny tires don’t help
- CalTrans threatens the Legislature’s Complete Streets Bill SB127 due to how much it will cost the state of CA per year (War on Cars Watch)
- Number of Los Angeles residents dealing with commute times over 90 minutes surges
- Can California put cars in the rear-view mirror?
- San Francisco traffic deaths surge past 2018 count already (Vision Zero Watch)
- San Franciscans spend 39 more hours per year commuting than last decade and San Jose is up to 69.6 hours.
- Viewpoint: On-call prosecutors for traffic fatalities: the next step toward vision zero San Francisco (Vision Zero Watch)
- Scooter start-up promised to serve a whole city of San Francisco. Then it cut out two poor areas
- Colorado imposes zero emission requirement
- New Regional Vision Zero Plan Will Encourage Street Safety Beyond Denver & Boulder (Vision Zero Watch)
- Breckenridge, CO says ‘no’ to e-scooters
- Colorado Springs Viewpoint: Bikes don’t mix well with cars in traffic
- Colorado Springs Built More Bike Lanes. Then Came the Backlash (War on Cars Watch)
- Editorial: Denver needs to get scooters under control
- How Denver Is Trying to Protect Scooter Riders, Cyclists, Pedestrians (Vision Zero Watch)
- The Most Dangerous Street to Walk Across in Denver (Vision Zero Watch)
District of Columbia
- Lower speed limits are coming to a DC neighborhood near you. (Vision Zero Watch)
- D.C.’s oldest and most popular protected bike lane has ‘highest injury risk,’ study says
- Rowers, bicyclists and pedestrians face off over a new Anacostia River crossing in NE DC
- What does a traffic jam in Atlanta have to do with segregation? Quite a lot.
- First e-scooter company announces it’s pulling out of crowded Atlanta market
- Silver Spring Is Getting The Region’s First ‘Protected Intersection’ — But What Is It?
- Technology can be distracting, but it’s going to help keep impaired drivers off the road in Maryland
- Car traffic in Manhattan moving at slowest pace in decades: report
- Disability Advocates Sue to Bring Back Bus Stops Along Manhattan’s 14th Street
- In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures (Vision Zero Watch)
- Editorial: New York Needs to Move Aggressively to Protect Cyclists and Pedestrians
- NYC pumps brakes on controversial parking program (War on Cars Watch)
- NYC Editorial: How NIMBYs Use ‘Environmental Review’ to Stop City from reducing car lanes (War on Cars Watch)
- NYC War on Cars: The People of Central Park West Want Their Parking Spaces (Sorry, Cyclists)
- Viewpoint: DOT’s Incrementalism Has Failed. NYC Needs To Break Car Culture Now (War on Cars Watch)
- Uber Adds 2nd Background Check For NYC Drivers
- Seattle homelessness pilot hopes to finally reach those living in cars
- Washington State driver had Pokemon Go open on eight phones at once
- Washington State Editorial: Pay-per-mile vs. gas tax. Lawmakers need to study up
- Washington State Editorial: Pay-per-mile tax holds promise – as long as money isn’t diverted from highways