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Friday’s Headlines Fear No Evil

12:00 AM EDT on October 28, 2022

    • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg got all Sam Jackson in a recent interview, talking about how a "valley of death" awaits us as supposedly autonomous vehicles become more common (Jalopnik). Better carry thy rod and thy staff if yea thou walketh! Driver-assist technologies are unreliable and still require a human being to pay attention (The Verge).
    • Governments worldwide are nowhere near hitting the goals set by the Paris climate accords. (NBC News)
    • An Uber whistleblower says the company used its vast financial resources to silence driver complaints. (Fortune)
    • The Federal Highway Administration issued new guidance on how cities and states can protect cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users. (Transportation Today)
    • In-wheel motors make electric cars more efficient. (CNN)
    • With a toothless Vision Zero plan and no real plan for better transit, Nashville residents are increasingly pushing for safer streets for non-drivers. (Scene)
    • The attempted sabotage didn't work, as the Massachusetts DOT will make bike lanes on the Mass Ave. bridge permanent. (WCVB)
    • Dallas is cracking down on panhandlers under the guise of protecting pedestrians. (Fox 4)
    • Portland is seeking to settle a sidewalk lawsuit that pits disabled residents against tent-pitching unhoused residents. (Willamette Week)
    • Too much of Atlanta's urban development sits on top of a parking deck. (Medium)
    • Toledo is seeking to eliminate traffic deaths by 2031. (Blade)
    • Yes, oil and gas companies are gouging California consumers, but no, Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed windfall tax won't have much of an impact. (Cal Matters)
    • Fossil fuel companies and out-of-state residents are reaping most of the benefits of New York's gas tax suspension. (NYS Focus)
    • Did you know that New York City bikeshare Citi Bike will pay you to relocate its bikes? (City Lab)
    • Surprisingly, a couple of towns in the brodozer-loving South top Best Life's list of best cities to visit for cyclists.

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