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Tuesday’s Headlines from Around the Nation

    • The Washington Post takes a look at cities that are closing streets to cars to make room for pedestrians and restaurant diners during the pandemic.
    • Informal transit options are crucial for essential workers in many cities — especially in the global South — but they're just as vulnerable to COVID-19 as ones run by the government. (Wired)
    • These Eno Center for Transportation videos explain congestion pricing.
    • Notoriously auto-centric and planning-averse Houston has an ambitious plan to fight climate change by electrifying city fleets, spending billions on transit and eliminating parking requirements. (City Lab)
    • For all its post-World War II problems, Buffalo has “good bones,” which makes it the perfect guinea pig to find out how mobility innovations actually work on the ground. (Vice)
    • As the metro Atlanta suburb of Gwinnett County prepares to — again! — try to convince voters to fund improved transit, no one is sure if or how the federal government will help fund it. (Saporta Report)
    • Boston’s Green Line is shut down for a year for construction, with bus rapid transit offered up as an alternative in the meantime. (Globe)
    • Los Angeles residents are not pleased with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed cuts to sidewalk repairs and Vision Zero. (LAist)
    • Boulder is lowering speed limits on local streets to 20 miles per hour, significantly reducing the risk of death for pedestrians and cyclists colliding with a car (Colorado Daily). Advocates are also pushing to lower speed limits in Denver, where the city is behind on building sidewalks and bike lanes but gets high marks for other safety improvements (Denverite).
    • Bus and light rail service cut during the coronavirus pandemic is returning to Charlotte June 8 — along with fares. (Observer)
    • A Washington, D.C. report recommends widening sidewalks and reallocating street space to allow for social distancing, as well as free bike-sharing and more safety measures on transit. (Greater Greater Washington)
    • New Orleans is starting work on 11 miles of new bike lanes in the Algiers neighborhood. (Times-Picayune)
    • The pandemic is sparking a bike revolution in congestion-plagued Latin American cities (Americas Quarterly). The City Fix shines a spotlight on Columbia’s mobility plan, in particular.
    • Cities like Paris and Milan have plans to limit cars long after the pandemic ends. (Smithsonian Magazine)

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