COMMENTARY | Montgomery County's maps are expected to guide recommendations to improve cycling in the area. Planners evaluated 3,500 miles of roads and reached out to a diverse group of residents for input.
“When that airspace becomes more complicated, ‘just don’t hit anything’ isn’t going to be enough,” according to Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. Department of Transportation.
Cities like Sacramento are helping pilot a new measure of interaction between travel modes.
They’re cheaper to run compared to ones with internal combustion engines thanks to the economics of fuel and maintenance.
As San Francisco and other cities temporarily ban electric scooters, regulations are a work in progress.
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“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.
The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.
The joint venture aims for quieter, more efficient propellers for stealth or urban flights.
City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.
Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.
The small shuttles, called “university circulators,” will be limited to a mile-long campus pathway at Texas Southern University and will run at average speeds ranging from 8 to 12 miles per hour.
The ‘lock to’ requirement will be phased in as part of a six-month pilot in the city’s South Side.
Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.
The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.
The draft, up for discussion May 16, doesn’t mandate dockless bike sharing and includes a per-bike fee on companies to limit oversaturation.
Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.
The city of Maricopa, Arizona doesn’t have a traffic engineer, and now it doesn’t need one.
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