Wednesday’s Headlines Are Sticking Closer to Home

  • Regardless of which mode you use, people shouldn’t be traveling long distances so much, period. (The Guardian)
  • Google Maps will now show you the lowest-carbon route for a car trip, as well as information on airline emissions and hotel sustainability. (Grist)
  • What if 10 billion people lived in 165-story towers covering just o.02 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the rest reserved for wilderness? It sounds like something out of science fiction, and it’s not meant to be taken literally, but Planet City creator Liam Young says it shows the drastic measures that will be needed to prevent a climate catastrophe. (Fast Company)
  • New Jersey is standing in the way of New York City’s plan to implement congestion pricing. (Politico)
  • A study by consulting firm McKinsey found ways for Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA to save up to $117 million a year. (Inquirer)
  • Seattle’s new Northgate Station makes it much easier to get around by light rail. (Post-Intelligencer)
  • Vision Zero looks like it’s starting to work in Austin (Monitor). That’s not true in Cincinnati, where a city council candidate has some fresh ideas (Enquirer)
  • San Antonio’s $1.2 billion bond issue next year should including funding for a fully connected bike and pedestrian network. (San Antonio Report)
  • Walk Bike Nashville started a petition last year for a protected bike lane on a street where a driver killed an e-scooter rider Sunday. (Fox 17)
  • A German region wants to boost transit ridership and reduce driving by expanding service and lowering fares at the expense of car owners. (Eltis)
  • The battles linger on, but the war between cars and people is over in Toronto, and people won. (Sun)

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