Dangerous cars are largely responsible for the growth in city police forces. Now, both cars and police are threats to the health and safety of Black and brown communities, and defunding police will require more funding for transit. (Next City)
In California — which is becoming increasingly hostile to Uber and Lyft — the labor commissioner is suing the ride-hailing apps for wage theft. (The Verge)
Friends of Streetsblog The War on Cars‘ latest podcast is about the disturbing trend of right-wing extremists using vehicles as weapons to attack protestors.
Sometimes drivers aren’t malevolent, but merely out of control — though the result is often the same. As more people dine in makeshift outdoor spaces, cars are crashing the party. (Bloomberg)
Around the Network today: Will Cars Dominate New Haven’s Post-Highway Development? Sustainability advocates cheered the city of New Haven’s plan to tear down a 1.1 mile stretch of highway near downtown, opening up space for a walkable mixed-use development on 10 acres of newly available land. The project was considered so innovative it was awarded […]
Another European city is setting its sights on ridding the urban core of cars. The City Council in Oslo, Norway, has approved a plan to remove cars from the central city by 2019. As part of that plan, parking spaces will be replaced by bike infrastructure. Liv Jorun Andenes, who works on bike projects with Oslo’s agency […]