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Ain’t No Wednesday’s Headlines Wide Enough

12:00 AM EST on February 1, 2023

    • The best new bike lanes are in New Jersey, Providence, Portland, Pittsburgh, Seattle, suburban D.C. and even South Carolina and Indiana. (People for Bikes)
    • Micromobility vehicles like scooters and e-bikes deserve more attention in conversations around climate change. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • This Associated Press story frames the Biden administration's fix-it-first policy as a blow to put-upon "advocates for road construction" like suburban mayors, even when that "road construction" comes at the expense of transit projects.
    • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans to fast-track 20 road-widening projects at a cost of $7 billion. (WPTV)
    • In addition to gas tax revenue and federal infrastructure funds, Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons is proposing $859 million for highway widening. (Next STL)
    • Washington, D.C. is now the largest U.S. city with fare-free buses after the city council approved a zero-fare policy without Mayor Muriel Bowser's approval. (CNBC)
    • San Francisco's bike plan will focus on neighborhoods that historically feel left out of transportation decisions. (The Frisc)
    • The Boston Chamber of Commerce is backing a Massachusetts bill to study congestion pricing. (Herald)
    • Salt Lake City has plans to replace a mountain highway with gondolas to cut down on crashes and emissions. (Electrek)
    • Now that Portland has taken over 82nd Avenue from the state, planning starts in earnest to provide better bus service. (Bike Portland)
    • Charlotte will soon decide on a route for the Silver Line. (Axios)
    • The Denver city council voted to decriminalize jaywalking. (Denverite)
    • People all over the world are starting "bike buses" so their kids can all ride to school together. Here's how to start yours. (Wired)

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