Boris Johnson put some meat on his big bike infrastructure initiative. (Forbes)
The carpocalypse is here: A recent study found that vehicle-miles driven have nearly rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. (Smart Cities Dive)
An international group of mayors released a COVID-19 recovery report embracing Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s vision of a “15-minute” city, where everyone can walk or bike to work, schools and shopping within 15 minutes, leading even driving website Jalopnik to admit that saving cities might mean ditching cars.
Policies aimed at preventing climate change sometimes have the unintended consequence of raising housing costs and displacing residents. (Scientific American)
A little-known 1980 law deregulating the trucking industry paved the way for big-box stores and Amazon, while slashing trucker pay and forcing them to work longer hours. (Business Insider)
Public transportation can be made safe from COVID-19 and will play a key role in the economic recovery. (World Bank)
Residents who will be displaced by the widening of I-95 in Houston don’t have representation on the panel overseeing the project. (Houston Chronicle)
Washington, D.C. will turn three miles of car lanes and parking into bus-only lanes this summer. (Post)
California Lyft drivers say the company isn’t giving them enough personal protective equipment. (KPIX)
Volunteers in Pittsburgh are handing out masks to transit riders. (KDKA)
Boston’s Bluebike bike-share is expanding to five nearby communities. (Globe)
A memorial honored a cyclist killed by a dump-truck driver last year in Denver, where the city is building 125 miles of new bike lanes. (9 News)
Madison (State Journal) and Lancaster (LNP) are the latest cities to enact Vision Zero policies.
Charleston beachgoers are protesting parking restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (ABC News 4)
Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger sends up those public-input surveys where every single question seems like a no-brainer.
It's not enough to give people more space on the sidewalks for social distancing, advocates argue. We also need to give residents places to walk *to* — and specifically, places that help them meet their essential needs.
Protests dominated the weekend, but the most noteworthy one featured Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey disagreeing with "Defund the Police" protesters — who then shouted at him to leave, which he did in an agonizing walk of shame. Plus the rest of the news.
Bikes are selling like hotcakes (hotcakes that can get you crosstown, that is!). Plus, electric buses are still so rare that when a city buys one, it's still news. That and the other headlines from around the nation.