12.6.12

A roundup of some recent planning articles:

Atlantic Cities:

Cyclists and Pedestrians Can End Up Spending More Each Month Than Drivers

Researchers, in a study for the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium, quantify that although drivers still make up a plurality of customers to local neighborhood serving businesses (markets, food service, and retail), bikers actually out-consumed drivers over the course of a month.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/12/cyclists-and-pedestrians-can-end-spending-more-each-month-drivers/4066/

Blogdowntown:

DTLA streetcar secures local funding; next stop, Washington

By Haley Fox

The proposed Downtown streetcar has jumped its first major hurdle by winning the support of Downtown residents in a mail-in vote for a tax to raise money for the project.

http://blogdowntown.com/2012/12/7079-dtla-streetcar-secures-local-funding-next

DC.streetsblog.org:

Surgeon General Announces Call to Action on Walking

by Tanya Snyder

Walking can seem like a rather mundane thing to get organized about, until you realize that it’s a direct challenge to car-oriented transportation and it’s the best thing people can do for their health. Then walking is downright revolutionary.

http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/12/05/surgeon-general-announces-call-to-action-on-walking/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

USA Today:

American cities to Millennials: Don’t leave

According to Haya El Nasser, cities across America have succeeded in attracting young professionals for over a decade. “They came, they played, they stayed,” she writes. But, she asks, will these Millennials stick around as they age and have kids?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/03/american-cities-to-millennials-dont-leave-us/1744357/

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