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Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 25, 2010

Americans Moving Greener, New Federal Data Shows
Mobilizing The Region

A Bus System Reopens Rifts In South Africa
New York Times

BRU: No Fare Hikes Without Public Process
LA StreetsBlog

Building Law Seen As Threat To California History (preservationists say new law requiring new construction to meet stringent green building standards could encourage demolition of historically significant buildings)
National Public Radio

Computers Turn Flat Photos Into 3-D Buildings (Researchers are working on technology to help create 3-D models of buildings and places by using large collections of digital photos)
New York Times

Encouraging Signs In Long Beach (improved sign visibility, junction markings, and network awareness for Long Beach’s ambitious campaign to become the most bicycle friendly city in America)
LA StreetsBlog

Fun Facts About The Sad State Of American Parking Policy
DC StreetsBlog

Getting To Yes On Open Data
Next American City

Gold Line Extension Wins Distinct Honor: Light Rail Development Named Project Of The Year
Los Angeles Downtown News

How Slums Can Save The Planet (1 billion people live in slums, with 60 million people in the developing world leaving the countryside every year. The squatter cities that have emerged can teach us much about future urban living, including transportation and sustainability)

In A First, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Vows To Better Protect Cyclists, Train Officers On Bikers Rights
Los Angeles Times

On The Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
The City Fix

Opinion: Want Better Transit? Say So
Daily Breeze

Public Space = Public Health
(“There are so many good civic ideas in this town and some of them even make it past the cutting room floor. CicLAvia is one that deserves to see itself projected onto even more of LA's endless pavement. Now if Metro would only finish building the train lines to get us there”)
Huffington Post

Steps Toward A Car Free Sunday” Study Tour Of Guadalajara (first annual international Ciclovia study tour)
The City Fix

Traffic, Parking Experts Offer Residents, Business Owners Possible Solutions For Culver Boulevard

U.S. High-Speed Rail Thankfully Trails China
LA Curbed

Vancouver: The Almost Perfect Grid
Human Transit

Who Needs High Speed Rail? Scrambling For Reasons To Feel Proud About American Backwardness – While China Roars Ahead