The L.A. Times and San Francisco Chronicle have overviews of Prop 22 — Uber, Lyft and delivery apps’ effort to overturn a California labor law classifying drivers as employees.
Portland is trying to grapple with a legacy of racism in transportation by passing a payroll tax to invest in light rail, buses and pedestrian improvements in Black and brown neighborhoods, but companies like Nike that say they support equity oppose the tax (City Lab). Streetsblog had it earlier this month.
Houston may have fixed one intersection where drivers killed two people on bikes in the past three years, but officials don’t seem to have the will to address the thousands of others that are equally dangerous in the notoriously auto-centric city. (Texas Observer)
The Charleston Post and Courier delves into how highways destroyed Black neighborhoods during urban renewal in that South Carolina city.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper is seeking more public input as his administration finalizes a $1.6-billion transit plan. (Fox 17)
Hillsborough County, Florida, will resume pre-pandemic bus and streetcar service next month. (Tampa Bay Times)
A Pittsburgh developer is paying $9,000 a space for a parking lot to build even more parking. (Post-Gazette)
A Washington, D.C. city council member has introduced legislation to overhaul regulations on sidewalk vendors. (WAMU)
A federal judge threw out jaywalking charges against an African-American man in Iowa City, calling it a case of “walking while Black.” (KCRG)
Surprise, surprise: Underground Tesla tracks in Las Vegas won’t carry as many people as Elon Musk promised. (Tech Crunch)
While reading the NY Times essay about the woman who drives back and forth across the Brooklyn Bridge the other day, I was reminded of the Tiki Barber ads for the Cadillac Escalade. The spot that premiered during the Super Bowl is a moody, impressionistic montage that shows the former New York Giants running back […]
Rob Ford, internationally renowned nemesis of the livable streets movement, was removed from his post as mayor of Toronto today after being found guilty of violating local ethics laws. Ford will have an opportunity to appeal the ruling. As villains go, Ford was actually sort of ideal: brash, unthinking, and prone to embarrassing himself. The Canadian […]
In a rational world, a product that's routinely involved in the deaths and serious injuries of thousands of children every year would be immediately pulled from the market...or at least, maybe kids wouldn't be featured in hundreds of ads.
It’s easy to tut-tut at the auto-dependent from the transit-rich confines of New York City. So, to get a taste of what it’s like out there as the era of cheap gas seemingly draws to a close, Streetsblog sent me on a road trip. My destination was Athens, Georgia, where I checked on the state […]