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Governor Snyder Calls for Gas Tax Hike in Michigan (Detroit News, Times Herald) Purple Line Funding Under Threat in Maryland (WAMU,WaPo) 43 Communities to Get Smart Growth Assistance From EPA (Environmental Expert) Inner-Ring ‘Burbs Feel Sprawl, Too (StarTribune) Grist Looks at the “Leslie Knopes” Heading the Sustainable Cities Movement How Will Seattle Pull Off Bike-Sharing […]

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Alan Ehrenhalt’s New Book Paints Cities as the New Suburbs, and Vice Versa (Grist) Green Bike Lanes Linked to More Women Riding Bikes in LA (LAB) Gas Prices Expected to Fall Through the Summer (WaPo) New Study: Scientific Literacy Only Increases Polarization Over Climate Change (Grist) Congressman and Environmentalist Oppose Coal Ash Amendment to Transpo […]

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Brookings Analysis: Oil Spill Derailed Climate Legislation McMansions Losing Their Allure (Grist)  Sick of Amtrak’s Glitches? Lagging Investment Could be the Culprit (AP, Grist) Study: Road Diets Reduce Crashes, Don’t Cause Congestion (Rebuilding Place) Top Officials Take a Ride on a Walking School Bus (Fast Lane)    Are Georgians Willing to Pay for the Transportation Improvements They […]

Grist: NYC is Not One of the World’s Greenest Cities

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Grist recently produced a list of the world’s 15 greenest cities. Streetsblog favorites Copenhagen, Curitiba, London, and Bogotá all made the grade. StreetFilms’ posterchild Portland captured the number two spot right behind geothermal-powered Reykjavik, Iceland. San Francisco and Austin were the only other U.S. cities to make the list with Chicago meriting runner-up status. One […]

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(Chart: PERI via Grist) A reminder that transit, and trees, are better job creators than fossil fuels (Grist) "Before calls for a gas tax increase become deafening, DOT needs some real reform of the way it does business, prioritizing projects of real significance and managing for successful outcomes" (TNR’s The Avenue) A look at Portland’s […]