Tuesday’s Headlines Are Done Biden Their Time

  • Another quarter of sky-high profits for oil and gas companies is renewing calls for a windfall tax (Reuters). That includes President Biden, who accused oil companies of “war profiteering” by using Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an excuse to raise prices (Associated Press).
  • Low-income and people of color are less likely to use bikeshare than white and higher-income people, according to a new study. (Science Daily)
  • Uber’s new safety features include directing drivers to make fewer left turns, which account for 22 percent of all crashes. (The Verge)
  • A bill sponsored by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillebrand would provide funding to make transit agencies weather-resilient. (Transportation Today)
  • Pennsylvania Republicans are taking Philadelphia bike lanes hostage in an effort to undermine progressive DA Larry Krasner. (HuffPost)
  • Decriminalizing jaywalking in California means fewer opportunities for police to harass Black and brown pedestrians. (Reason)
  • Another new law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom could kill bike-shares by implementing onerous insurance requirements. (Streetsblog CAL)
  • The cost estimate for Austin light rail has almost doubled to $10 billion since 2020, which will likely mean scaling back the project. (KXAN)
  • Houston is embracing multi-mobility, added hundreds of bike-share bikes and hundreds of miles of bikeways in recent years. (Greater Houston Partnership)
  • Memphis needs more protected bike lanes. (Smart City Memphis)
  • Ann Arbor residents are making use of new downtown bike lanes — by parking their cars in them (MLive). Boston drivers also enjoy parking in bike lanes (CBS News).
  • A 58-mile bike trail between Chicago and Michigan is already almost halfway completed. (Block Club Chicago)
  • Kansas City has built 30 miles of bike lanes over the past two years. (Fox 4)
  • Pasco County, Florida parents want sidewalks so their kids can walk to school. (WFTS)
  • Milwaukee Bucks basketball player Bobby Portis is helping out with a campaign against reckless driving. (Journal-Sentinel)

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