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Tuesday’s Headlines Are Bigger Than Ever

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Automakers chose poorly when they thought this Hummer was the type of vehicle EV buyers want.

    • Transit agencies all over the country are suffering from labor shortages that are impacting service and complicating efforts to recover from a dip in ridership during the pandemic. (Washington Post)
    • Americans are buying more trucks, and those trucks keep getting taller and heavier, which might make those inside feel safer but is contributing to a spike in pedestrian deaths. (The Atlantic)
    • All the parklets and bike lanes cities created during the pandemic could help fight climate change — if cities keep them around (Wired). And cities are in fact making many of those changes permanent (Fast Company).
    • Next City predicts that fare-free transit will catch on in 2022.
    • After reading up on "stroads" — fast, wide thoroughfares that combine the worst features of streets and roads — a pro-car writer started to re-evaluate her position. (The Drive)
    • Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies routinely stop cyclists to search them for weapons or drugs, even though fewer than 10% are carrying anything illegal. (L.A. Times)
    • Boston is eliminating minimum parking requirements for affordable housing to spur construction of more below-market homes. (The Real Deal)
    • People without cars are lined up around the block in Oakland for COVID tests. (Jean Walsh/Twitter)
    • A man who fell off his bike accidentally stabbed himself with a sword in the process. Yes, this happened in Florida. (WTSP)

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