Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In

Friday’s Headlines

    • Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg support improving intercity passenger rail, and Elizabeth Warren wants carbon-free cars and trucks, but overall the candidates said little about transportation at a marathon town hall on climate change. (CNN)
    • Congestion is increasing, but commute times stay the same. Because sprawl begets sprawl, and jobs follow workers out to the suburbs — which leads to shorter commutes, but more time spent sitting in traffic. (City Lab)
    • Fourteen women have sued Lyft alleging that drivers sexually assaulted them. (BuzzFeed)
    • Uber has spent half a billion dollars trying to repair its image. Will it work? (Vox)
    • E-bike sales are up 60 percent this year, and they’re especially popular among seniors. (Considerable)
    • Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ plan to boost Memphis transit funding by $10 million annually centers around a proposal to charge households that have more than two vehicles $145 a year for each additional vehicle. (Commercial Appeal)
    • Even constituents in Phoenix’s most staunchly anti-transit city councilman’s district voted in favor of light rail last week. (New Times)
    • London is changing its regs for skyscraper design to reduce headwinds for cyclists and pedestrians. (Wired)
    • Tucson’s bike-share program (Arizona Public Media) and the University of Houston’s (Houston Public Media) are adding docking stations, and New Orleans’ will soon offer e-bikes (Advocate)
    • Seattle’s bike-share program is on fire in more ways than one. (KOMO)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Take Me to the River

Politico reports that the Biden administration is investing $2.5 billion in updating aging Mississippi River locks and dams like this one in Iowa. Transporting freight by barge produces less emissions than trucks or even rail.

July 12, 2024

Friday Video: Take a Spin on Boston’s Electric Cargo Bike Share

Can't afford a $7,000 Urban Arrow cargo e-bike ? In Boston, you can now rent one for just a few bucks.

July 12, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: Electrify the Rails

Adrianna Rizzo of Californians for Electric Rail on California's looming lobbyist-fueled hydrogen train mistake: "We’re locking in low service for potentially decades."

July 11, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Drive Less

Seems obvious that the more people drive, the more likely they are to die in a crash or kill someone else, but traditional thinking on traffic safety doesn't always follow that logic, according to Planetizen.

July 11, 2024
See all posts