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Thursday’s Headlines Are Losing Our Religion

You can’t afford any of these. Photo: Zach Vessels, CC

    • Cities are finally starting to question why they devote so much space to the cult of the automobile. (Clean Technica)
    • The omnibus spending bill recently approved by Congress includes $21 billion for public transit and $17 billion for rail. (Mass Transit)
    • Libraries are increasingly lending bikes in addition to books and DVDs. (Next City)
    • Would be nice if people could hop on a train when an airline cancels 5,000 flights in two days. (Politico)
    • Is your New Year's resolution to buy an e-bike? The New Yorker has recommendations, and so does Electrek.
    • Streetsblog honors tactical urbanists in L.A., "bike bus" organizers in Portland, freeway fighters across the country and others with its annual Streetsie awards.
    • Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA's new bus routes are designed to provide faster, more frequent service, but they can't fix the cities narrow streets, aging infrastructure or obsession with on-street parking. (Inquirer)
    • Washington state lawmakers are pushing to build more affordable housing around light rail stations. (KUOW)
    • Knoxville's new transportation plan highlights the need for evening transit service and more options for getting to the doctor. (Knox Pages)
    • What is it about parking lots that make drivers lose 20 IQ points? (Jalopnik)

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