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Others topics on AASHTO’s top ten list include “Deterring Distracted Driving” (#3), “Ensuring Safer Roads” (#4), “Moving on High-Speed Rail Grants” (#5) — discussed previously on CleanTechnica, “Responding to Increased Congestion Due to Capacity Issues” (#7), “Enhancing Safety through Roadway Improvements” (#9), and ” Creating More Livable Communities” (#10).

As part of many of those topics, I think many cities around the country could learn from what Portland has done to increase bicycling and other modes of transport in recent years (great & somewhat wacky bicycle photos included in this story). It is a true model of success when it comes to transportation.

We have a lot to do to turn things around in transportation in the US. Hopefully, this will be a year that really gets things on the right track.

via Thomas Net New & Apollo Alliance/Grist

Related Stories:

1) Transformational Transportation Bill is ‘in Traffic’

2) North Carolina and Virginia Ask for $5 Billion for High-Speed Rail (but Not the Only Ones)

3) 4,000,000 Fewer Vehicles on US Roads in 2009

4) Thank Public Transit for Your Quick(er) Trip Home: Public Transit Saves Us Hundreds of Millions of Hours a Year

5) #1 Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Great Bicycle City Photo Tour

Image Credit 1: ittybittiesforyou via flickr under a CC license

Image Credit 2: Pörrö via flickr under a CC license

Image Credit 3: Tar.Digital via flickr under a CC license

Image Credit 4: sharkbait via flickr under a CC license

Image Credit 5: BikePortland.org via flickr under a CC license

 

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