In spring 2017, Stephen wrote for Streetsblog USA, covering the livable streets movement and transportation policy developments around the nation. From August 2012 to October 2015, he was a reporter for Streetsblog NYC, covering livable streets and transportation issues in the city and the region. After joining Streetsblog, he covered the tail end of the Bloomberg administration and the launch of Citi Bike. Since then, he covered mayoral elections, the de Blasio administration's ongoing Vision Zero campaign, and New York City's ever-evolving street safety and livable streets movements.
The “Outer Beltway” Is DC’s Zombie Highway Project That Won’t Stay DeadBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Thanks to road boosters in the suburbs of Washington, DC, another highway bridge across the Potomac River -- part of an old plan for a second beltway around the nation’s capital -- is still officially a possibility.
This “War on Cars” Video Will Defend America From Transit-Riding InfidelsBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
PragerU's latest video, released this week, is about a fundamental American value: driving big, gas-guzzling cars and not using other modes of transportation, because freedom.
Congress and Auto Industry Move to Ban Cities From Regulating Self-Driving CarsBy Angie Schmitt and Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Automakers and tech companies are pushing a bill through Congress that would handcuff local governments' ability to regulate self-driving vehicles on city streets. Now city transportation officials are demanding a role in drafting legislation before it's too late.
NTSB: Speed Kills, and We’re Not Doing Enough to Stop ItBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
In a draft report released earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board says excessive speed is a deadly problem in our nation's transportation system -- one that federal and state officials aren't doing enough to address.
Self-Driving Cars Should Accommodate People, Not the Other Way AroundBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
You think victim-blaming is bad now? Making everyone walk or bike with a "don't hit me" device would further penalize the most vulnerable.
What’s Keeping People From Using Bike-Share? New Study Breaks It Down by Race and IncomeBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Low-income communities and people of color view traffic risk, high prices, and the potential for crime and harassment as the biggest barriers to bicycling and using bike-share in their neighborhoods, according to a new report from researchers at Portland State University.
What Do Drivers Really Think of Cyclists?By Stephen Miller | | No Comments
There’s ample research out there backing up the safety benefits of streets with protected bikeways and slow car speeds. But what about the critically important yet less tangible factor of individual attitudes — how does the mind of the person behind the wheel affect driver behavior toward cyclists?
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Transportation Vision: Add a Million People While Cutting Traffic By 3 Million Miles Each DayBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
London Mayor Sadiq Khan's new transport strategy lays out a vision for how his city, expected to add 1.5 million people by 2041 on top of its current 9 million residents, will keep people moving while reducing pollution and improving quality of life. The big idea: Cars are the problem, not the solution.
Parking Reform Has Big Implications for Sustainable Transit — and for Ride-Hailing, TooBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Cities have traditionally eliminated parking requirements to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit. But it can also aid the rise of on-demand car services, two top parking policy experts say.
Judge Issues Restraining Order to Keep Baltimore Mayor From Erasing Protected Bike LaneBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Pandering to NIMBYs, Catherine Pugh wants to rip out a protected bike lane that has been in the works for years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to design and build.
NACTO’s Investigating How Cities Can Design Better Streets, FasterBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Many cities have launched pilot programs to experiment with on-street plazas, protected bike lanes, and busways. But few are able to crank out smarter street designs at a consistent pace.
Can Algorithms Design Safer Intersections?By Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Cities and tech firms are deploying promising new technology to gauge risks at dangerous intersections, but there’s no reason to wait on designing safe streets.