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Wednesday’s Headlines Were Told There Would Be No Math Involved

12:01 AM EDT on November 3, 2021

    • Everyone knows that reducing driving — and by extension, not inducing demand by widening highways — is essential to curbing climate change. Now environmental and transportation advocates have invented a way to calculate exactly how much highway projects pollute the air. (Quartz)
    • Residents of coastal, mountain West and Southern border states are more likely to be concerned about climate change. They're also the ones most likely to be affected by it. (538)
    • Noise pollution is also a thing, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed a bill cracking down on loud cars and motorcycles. (The Week)
    • The U.S. DOT is developing a new approach to safer streets in response to a record spike in traffic deaths. (Streetsblog)
    • Fare-free transit is a major issue in the Boston mayoral race. (Governing)
    • Washington, D.C. has a new dashboard where residents can track traffic safety projects. (Greater Greater Washington)
    • Leaning heavily on federal aid, the D.C. Metro's proposed budget would cut late-night fares and prices weekly and monthly passes to lure riders back. (Washington Post)
    • A suburban Minneapolis county is considering pulling funding for the Northstar commuter rail line because ridership has plummeted during the pandemic. (Star Tribune)
    • Indianapolis activists are lobbying for more sidewalks and bike lanes. (WFYI)
    • A bike lane is coming to a Denver street where a driver killed a cyclist, and it only took two years. (9 News)
    • The kids are alright: A Brown Daily Herald writer takes on the sorry cycling situation in Providence.
    • Here's a late Halloween scare: San Jose drivers can't seem to tell light-rail tracks from the street. (East Bay Times)

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