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Week in review: April 2, 2018

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Consultations, feedback, and events

Vision Zero

  • Cyclist killed north of Guelph identified (CBC)
  • Charges dropped in crash that killed Waterloo cyclist (The Record)
  • Manchester students prove change can happen (Cambridge Times)
  • Let’s make our roads safer for everyone (Martin Bauman)
  • How coverage of pedestrian fatalities dehumanizes victims and absolves drivers (Streetsblog)
  • Hi-vis clothing has ‘little to no impact’ on crashes (BikeBiz)
  • Safer roads in cities are possible, but politics holding us back, says report (Curbed)
  • Speed and crash risk (International Transport Forum)

Transit

  • Liberals promise $11 billion for K-W high speed rail link (CBC)
  • Ontario budget vows to slash GO Transit fares (The Globe and Mail)
  • Basics: slower speed is a service cut (Human Transit)
  • The four problems of urban transportation and the four separate solutions (Forbes)
  • Real-time transit info can increase bus ridership and improve rider experience (Mobility Lab)
    But GRT’s recent real-time data flakiness is undermining confidence.
  • How should transit agencies deal with people’s irrational preference for driving? (Mobility Lab)
  • April Fools! The “route 404” bus, (stopping at every door along every street in the Region… eventually), doesn’t exist, but the political pressures to make transit less frequent, quick, and direct in order to put buses on every side street are no joke.

Cycling

The shape of our cities

The road ahead

  • Cash-strapped and in need of a hand: Ontario’s first carshare bought by Commmunauto, Vrtucar (CBC)
  • Private companies want to replace public transport. Should we let them? (The Guardian)
  • Uber’s self-driving cars were struggling before Arizona crash (New York Times)
  • Here’s the real nightmare scenario for self-driving cars (Vox)

One thought on “Week in review: April 2, 2018”

  1. “Hi-vis clothing has ‘little to no impact’ on crashes (BikeBiz)” is not actually what the story says. What it says is that the law requiring hi-vis clothing has little impact, seemingly because it is poorly enforced. The article says:

    “The Italian wear-reflectives-at-night-law is poorly enforced and therefore largely ignored. The study did not evaluate the clothing used by those involved in crashes.”

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