The Hub 1/12/18: Clean Air Council’s Weekly Round-up of Transportation News
“The Hub” is a weekly round-up of transportation related news in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Check back weekly to keep up to date on the issues Clean Air Council’s transportation staff finds important.
Plan Philly: Cyclists violate traffic law no more than drivers, new data shows – The Florida Department of Transportation conducted a study to measure cyclists’ adherence to traffic laws. Contrary to the arguments made by opponents of cycling infrastructure, cyclists and drivers have very similar rates of compliance to the law.
City Lab: These Sneakers Are Your Free Transit Pass – Berlin’s transit system and Adidas collaborated on a fresh pair of kicks that are not only inspired by the aesthetics of the trains and busses, but also allow the wearer to ride for free all year.
Next City: In D.C., a Late Train May Mean a Free Ride – 2017 was a rough year for D.C.’s Metro. Many riders were lost, citing lack of reliability as the culprit. Trips delayed by more than 15 minutes will now be eligible for a refund for those with SmarTrip cards.
Philly.com: A little Philly deep freeze can’t stop the ‘crazy folks’ on today’s No Pants Subway Ride – Sunday afternoon a group of adventurous subway riders stripped down to their skivvies. The No Pants Subway Ride light hearted tradition that brings together fun loving transit enthusiasts for a ride on the Market Frankford Line from City Hall to 69th Street.
Streets Blog: NYC Pedestrian Deaths Fell Significantly in 2017, Bucking National Trends – New York City has made bold infrastructure improvements informed by the city’s commitment to Vision Zero over the last five years. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise nationally, but New York has seen a 45% reduction over the last five years.
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