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Friday’s Headlines’ Passion Is Design

Make streets look more like this. Photo: NACTO

    • So if education, enforcement and technology don't make streets safer, what does? The answer is design — narrower streets, narrower lanes, extended curbs and protected bike lanes all reduce driver error. (Transportation for America)
    • A prominent Uber whistleblower says the company's business model is not sustainable (Reuters), and that its business tactics were "breaking democracy itself." (Fortune)
    • As car companies keep churning out bigger and more expensive vehicles, consumers shouldturn to golf carts and e-cargo bikes. (Fast Company)
    • Transit advocates don't plan Steve Poftak from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's problems, and they're worried about replacing the general manager, who's stepping down in January. (WGBH)
    • Elon Musk has disassembled his hyperloop prototype and turned it into a parking lot. (The Verge)
    • Los Angeles pedestrians are ready to jaywalk with impunity. (New York Times)
    • Georgia lawmakers are talking about a vehicle-miles-driven tax. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
    • The Washington, D.C. city council is debating whether to take away some free on-street parking. (DCist)
    • Portland will remove bike lanes and bring back parking on NW Overton. (BikePortland)
    • A Denver city councilman says Colorado's proposed sidewalk fee is inequitable and unfair. (The Gazette)
    • El Paso's new transit center opens Sunday. (KFOX)
    • A group of Loudon County, Virginia residents are losing their minds over the idea of a bus stop in their neighborhood. (Times-Mirror)
    • Maybe Cincinnati Bengals fans who are outraged by $70 parking should advocate for better transit. (WCPO)
    • Watch Seattle's new bike-lane sweeper, OK Broomer (now just Broomer), at work. (Seattle Bike Blog)

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