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The complete guide to cycling to work

Quartz: “Cycling to work is often faster and cheaper than taking public transport, and, for the desk-bound among us, an opportunity for some fresh air and exercise at the start and end of the day. Cities around the world are making themselves more bike-friendly—but to benefit from that public investment, you need to get on your bike. Still, many of… Continue Reading

How to book flights online for cheap airfare, in 9 steps

Business Insider: “Booking your flight is often a stressful experience. But it doesn’t have to be. We compiled nine tips to help you through every step of the flight-booking process, from finding the cheapest deals to setting yourself up to get upgrades on your flight. Check out [this] infographic below for some tips to help… Continue Reading

The Highway Drone Dataset

Naturalistic Trajectories of 110 000 Vehicles Recorded at German Highways Request access to the dataset! [The HighD dataset is free for non-commercial use only. If you are interested in commercial use] “About the Dataset – The highD dataset is a new dataset of naturalistic vehicle trajectories recorded on German highways. Using a drone, typical limitations… Continue Reading

The Deadly Problem with Bike Lanes

Outside: Most cyclists know that bike lanes offer very limited physical protection. They might not know that they offer approximately zero legal protection either. …Experienced cyclists already know that a conventional bike lane—where government officials paint stripes on the road to demarcate a dedicated space for riders—offers few real physical protections from motor vehicles. But… Continue Reading

Trump Administration Reform and Reorganization Plan: Discussion of 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals

Trump Administration Reform and Reorganization Plan: Discussion of 35 “Government-Wide” Proposals, CRS memorandum, July 25, 2018. “This memorandum provides a brief summary and some preliminary analysis of the Donald J. Trump Administration’s recent proposals to restructure and reform agencies, programs, and operations in the executive branch. Specifically, the memorandum covers the 32 proposals characterized by the… Continue Reading

How the Marshall Project visualized racial inequities in New York City subway policing

“Last month, The Marshall Project published a piece about arrests for subway turnstile jumping in New York City by interactive reporter Anna Flagg and former reporting intern Ashley Nerbovig. They found that, while the number of arrests for turnstile jumping has fallen since 2014, the racial makeup of those arrested has remained steady. This year,… Continue Reading

Recreation Group Sues Trump Administration For Illegally Restricting Access to Potomac River During President’s Frequent Golf Outings

News release, September 20, 2018 – Democracy Forward: “…on behalf of the Canoe Cruisers Association of Greater Washington DC, Democracy Forward sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully restricting access to a key portion of the Potomac River without providing the public with the required notice or opportunity for input, effectively blocking… Continue Reading

Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America Pinellas County, Fla., has highest cyclist death rate in Tampa Bay metro area

WSJ [paywall]: The Most Dangerous Place to Bicycle in America. Pinellas County, Fla., has the highest cyclist death rate in the Tampa Bay metro area—which has the highest rate of any metro region in the U.S. “…The number of cyclists killed in motor-vehicle crashes nationwide hit 840 in 2016—the most recent data available—according to the… Continue Reading

GAO delivers more bad news for Washington DC Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Assessing Fiscal Risks and Improving Workforce Management Would Help Achieve Strategic Goals, GAO-18-643: Published: Sep 10, 2018. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2018: “In recent years, Washington, D.C.’s Metro transit system has had serious safety problems and has lost revenue during lengthy maintenance. These conditions put pressure on Metro to effectively… Continue Reading

Google launches Touring Bird – helps travelers explore, compare, and book tours, tickets, and activities from multiple providers

Tourbird FAQ: “Touring Bird helps travelers explore, compare, and book tours, tickets, and activities from multiple providers in top destinations around the world—all in a single place. What can I do with Touring Bird? With Touring Bird, you can: Find everything in one place – When you select a destination city, you’ll see popular attractions,… Continue Reading

Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City)

How Many Days Americans Waste Commuting In The Course Of A Lifetime, Mapped By City “Commuting is the most stressful part of the day for many people. It’s like a recurring nightmare — day after day, week after week, year after year spent sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, stuck behind the wheel instead of spending time… Continue Reading

10 charts that sum up 2018 (so far)

Recode – News cycles come and go, but data is forever. It’s still summer and yet 2018 has felt years long. Here’s a look at the year so far — with a focus on tech and business stories — told through charts. Continue Reading