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Monday’s Headlines on MLK Day

12:00 AM EST on January 17, 2022

    • The U.S. needs a new place-based transportation policy focusing on sustainability and climate change. (Urban Institute)
    • Melting permafrost will damage thousands of miles of roads. (Jalopnik)
    • Shaming drivers is pointless as long as streets are dangerous for biking and carmakers keep selling ever-larger SUVs. (Treehugger)
    • Bike mechanics are petitioning Walmart to stop selling crappy bikes that break quickly and can't be repaired. (Vice)
    • The White House is backing a ride-sharing oversight bill introduced by Rep. Chris Smith after a fake Uber driver killed a New Jersey woman. (NJ.com)
    • Vision Zero programs often don't work because cities implement small recommendations and don't do the big, expensive ones. (D Magazine)
    • Denver's Regional Transportation District is proposing a major overhaul of bus routes that will cut service to the suburbs while refocusing on the riders who stuck with transit during the pandemic. (Colorado Public Radio)
    • Closed to traffic during the pandemic, Ocean Drive in Miami Beach is reopening to cars, but with new two-way bike lanes and a block that will remain pedestrian only. (City Lab)
    • Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority CEO Jeffrey Parker has died in an apparent suicide, stepping in front a train Friday night. (Saporta Report)
    • Utah is building a 15-minute city from scratch. (Streetsblog USA)
    • An Illinois bill would allow smaller cities outside of Chicago to levy a gas tax for the first time. (WREX)
    • San Francisco lowered speed limits on parts of seven streets to 20 miles per hour. (NBC Bay Area)
    • Milan is building a 466-mile network of protected bike lanes. (City Lab)
    • A citizen-drive plan in Berlin would create the largest car-free zone in the world. (Fast Company)

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