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Blake Aued is on vacation, so we're all pitching in for today's headlines:
Is it possible that Americans are driving fewer miles and cutting down on unnecessary car trips? (WSJ)
Alphabet's Sidewalks Labs is pledging not to sell personal data for its Toronto waterfront project after a backlash from the public over privacy concerns. (Axios)
Memo to elementary school kids: Don't stage a "green" Christmas pageant in oil country — unless you want your parents to freak the f out. (CBC)
Car-loving New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that passed with about 95 percent of the legislature's support that would have legalized delivery workers' bikes, keeping the lowest-paid, hardest-working employees in the state subject to police crackdowns. And for what? He wants a helmet law (Streetsblog NYC). On the plus side, Cuomo is dreaming of high-speed rail. (Ithaca Journal)
In case you missed it, the L.A. Times looked at cost over-runs on subway construction in the City of Angels. Will the 2028 Olympic bid be drowned in red ink?
This week we’re joined by Bob Searns to talk about his new book and grand ideas for walking trails that circle whole regions and more local routes that make up a new mode of green infrastructure in cities.