Uber’s push to go emissions-free by 2040 will require a whole new, more efficient electric grid to succeed. (Quartz)
Traffic stops in Minneapolis are down 80 percent since George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, but the department is still pulling over a disproportionate number of Black drivers. (Bloomberg)
A Georgia sheriff’s deputy beat and choked a Black passenger who was riding in a Lyft that the deputy pulled over for a broken taillight. The deputy has been fired. (ABC News)
Philadelphia Magazine reimagines the City of Brotherly Love as an urbanist’s paradise, with cars banned from the center of town, a train on deadly Roosevelt Boulevard, sunken expressways, and cheaper and more frequent transit.
In the wake of ridership plummeting during the pandemic, Jacksonville is pivoting from fixed-route bus service to on-demand shuttles, while Miami is offering ride-hailing vouchers. (South Florida Reporter)
Five workers were injured when an Atlanta parking deck collapsed for the second time. (11 Alive)
With Baltimore transit once again on the chopping block, the Sun revisits how drivers killed off the streetcar system in the 1960s.
Washington, D.C.’s streetcar and circulator will return to normal service on Sunday. (DCist)
Portland’s new electric bike-share bikes have arrived, and BikePortland gives them two thumbs up.
Uber is back in court this week trying to keep London from revoking its license. (Business Insider)
Tokyo is making creative use of the space underneath its elevated railways. (City Lab)
The British city of Leeds is offering residents free e-bikes for two weeks in an effort to get them out of their cars. (CNBC)
The most recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report again underscores the need for swift action on greenhouse gas emissions. It also highlights the importance of building walkable mixed use communities as a key strategy in fighting climate change.
This morning, Jeff Wood at The Overhead Wire points us to a newly released measure of CO2 emissions from the Center for Neighborhood Technology (which just won a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, BTW). He says maps like these help to show why changing land-use patterns is vital in the fight […]
Between automobile advertisements, ABC news reports on some far-out ideas to mitigate global climate change: Crazy-sounding ideas for saving the planet are getting a serious look from top scientists, a sign of their fears about global warming and the desire for an insurance policy in case things get worse. How crazy? There’s the man-made "volcano" […]
Walking the walk in Cambridge Could energy-efficient American cities be a key weapon in the battle against climate change? In a recent Boston Globe op-ed piece, Douglas Foy (former secretary of the Office of Commonwealth Development and president of DIF Enterprises) and Robert Healy (city manager of Cambridge, Mass.) argue that they must be exactly […]