Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is back from paternity leave (ABC News) and warning that Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin’s opposition to climate change programs in the reconciliation bill will cost lives (The Hill)
From deadly heatwaves to massive wildfires to record floods, the climate catastrophe is already here. The Guardian has a bunch of interactive graphics that show how much worse it could get all over the world.
Electric vehicles’ big, heavy batteries make them more deadly to pedestrians and create a lot of pollution to produce. (Fast Company)
In some cities that are trying to cut carbon emissions, e-bike libraries are helping to convince residents to try out the devices. (City Lab)
Drivers have killed 46 Jacksonville pedestrians this year, the most in a decade even though it’s only October. (WJCT)
San Diego designed a record 120 miles of bike lanes during the last fiscal year and is moving faster to add protection for cyclists on dangerous roads. (Union-Tribune)
New Orleans is planning a new bus rapid transit line as part of an effort to get more riders to their destinations within 20 minutes. (Times-Picayune)
Seattle nixed a bike lane on the 45th Street overpass, citing potential traffic jams. (The Urbanist)
A new guidebook on Portland’s protected bike lane network is out. (Bike Portland)
A waterfront bike path in Philadelphia is scheduled to be finished this spring. (Billy Penn)
Centrist bickering over the size of the Democrats' budget reconciliation will have dire consequences for key international climate goals, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry warns — and sustainable transportation priorities will be dealt a particularly hard blow.
The massive reconciliation bill under consideration in Congress would fall short of achieving our greenhouse gas reduction target — and the climate wins it does achieve would come disproportionately from consumer incentives for electric vehicles, rather than by shifting drivers out of cars.
Concerns about climate change have never been higher, and every year is becoming worse. Following a summer filled with devastating hurricanes in the South, deadly flooding in the Northeast and raging wildfires in the West, it’s clearer than ever that we need to do everything in our power to mitigate our country’s impact on the […]
The massive infrastructure bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday won't meet the challenges of ending climate change and the U.S. traffic violence crisis, leaving core elements of those critical agendas up to a messy House debate, advocates said.