Archive for tag: Policy
Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session officially kicked off on February 20. Being active at the State Capitol is a high priority for us at TLC-Smart Trips. It’s a key time to unite around a shared vision for the future—and to push for change to make it happen.
The summit brought people together from across the country to explore the latest innovations, trends, and policy questions around bike sharing, car sharing, ride sharing, and other shared transportation options.
Design standards play a big role in determining what our streets look like, and that in turn influences transportation choices and safety. Following a successful push from TLC and allies, new recommended changes should mean more streets designed to work for everyone, not just for cars.
New accessibility measures consider the ways expanded transportation options (transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling) and land use decisions (greater density, mix of uses) can achieve the same outcome—getting to destinations—via shorter trips and via modes that use less road capacity.
The new federal transportation bill includes some notable changes likely to affect Minnesota’s transportation network. Where the FAST Act heads in the right direction—and where it falls short.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris culminated in a historic, global agreement to reduce climate change. Contributing nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US, transportation can either help us reach that goal or continue to exacerbate the problem.
Our organization has long advocated for parking reform and for recognizing the hidden subsidies for car parking. This is no exception. Despite vocal opposition, here's how parking meters could be good for area businesses and residents.