Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rogue Valley Transit levy defeated in mid-term election

Rogue Valley Transportation District bus
Image source: Rogue Valley Transportation District on Facebook
At city and county levels, mid-term elections yielded a number of victories for public transit, according to Eric Jaffe writing for CityLab. Unfortunately, transit in Jackson County, Oregon did not share in transit ballot measures’ “general success.”

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ashland to Medford: Round trip by bicycle

For the first time yesterday, I completed a round trip by bicycle, Ashland to Medford and back. Jonathan and I traveled between communities via the Bear Creek Greenway and utilized Barnett, McAndrews and Biddle to reach destinations in Medford. The Drive Less. Save More trip-logger calculated our mileage at 39.45 round-trip. Our next milestone will be to complete a Half-Century ride.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bike-share has ‘equity problem’

Bike-share bikes lined up at a bicycle rack
Image by Michal on Flickr
Licensed for use under Creative Commons
According to Eric Jaffe writing for CityLab.com, until bike-share resolves income disparities that keep it out of lower-income riders’ reach, “its development from niche amenity into legitimate form of public transit can’t be complete.”