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Coastal Commission OKs 40-Year Plan For North County Transportation Needs

August 13, 2014 – kpbs.org

A wide-ranging, 40-year plan to handle the growing transportation needs along the North County coastline was unanimously approved Wednesday by the California Coastal Commission. The plan, developed by Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments, outlines a series of rail, highway, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian and coastal resource improvements spanning 27 miles between La Jolla and Oceanside. Full Story

Tired of Cyclists Riding on the Sidewalk? Build More Bike Lanes

August 13, 2014 – citylab.com

The NYPD just launched a two-week campaign to enforce city bike laws that it's calling Operation Safe Cycle… No question, preventing cyclists from riding on the sidewalk improves pedestrian well-being. But there's an unintended consequence: even as such laws and initiatives protect of walkers, they may in turn endanger riders—and to a greater degree.  Full Story

I-8 Goes Under the Microscope

August 12, 2014 – scoopsandiego.com

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) teamed up with the City of San Diego, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to examine a 13.6-mile stretch of the Interstate 8, hoping to relieve some of the traffic congestion notorious in Southern California. Full Story

The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute

August 6, 2014 – citylab.com

You might think the ideal commute is no commute, but when you actually ask commuters, that isn't always what they say. It's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace. Full Story

Lyft Hopes to Coax Commuters to Leave Their Cars

August 6, 2014 – nytimes.com

This week, beginning in San Francisco, Lyft will introduce a new feature, Lyft Line, that instantly matches riders who are traveling between similar places at similar times, and offers each of them a deep discount to share a ride rather than go solo.  Full Story

One Woman’s Quest to Design Parking Lots People Don’t Hate

Aug 5, 2014 – citylab.com

Rachel Yoka pilots her Nissan Rogue through five lanes of honking cars and trucks, then down a narrow alley near City Hall. It’s a densely built neighborhood, laid out in the 17th century for pedestrians and the occasional horse and buggy, not the automobile traffic that chokes the grid at lunchtime. Full Story

It’s Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less if They Didn’t Get Free Parking

Aug 1, 2014 – citylab.com

If you’re an employer in a major metro area, it’s in your best interest to offer a commuter benefits plan for every worker, regardless of their preferred travel mode. That typically means free parking for drivers, subway or bus pass programs for transit riders, and secure bike storage as well as maybe showers for cyclists. Full Story

How Your City’s Public Transit Stacks Up

July 31, 2014 – fivethirtyeight.com

After decades of planning, the Washington Metro’s Silver Line finally opened last week. The line aims to make inroads in a car-centric swath of Northern Virginia, but D.C. itself is already known for its robust public transit. How robust? Full Story

For more information, call 511 and say "iCommute" or email iCommute@sandag.org. 

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