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Monday’s Headlines Are Going for a Walk

12:00 AM EST on February 6, 2023

    • People want to live in walkable neighborhoods so badly that they'll pay a 35 percent premium to buy property and 41 percent more to rent. That's because walkable neighborhoods are so scarce. (Slate)
    • The U.S. DOT's new "Safe Streets and Roads for All" grant program will fund Vision Zero plans in places where more than half of Americans live. (Streetsblog USA)
    • With stimulus funds running out and ridership still down from before the pandemic, transit agencies that rely on fares are struggling more than those that don't. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Lyft is coming out with a new generation of docked e-scooters. (Tech Crunch)
    • Utah Transit will be fare-free for 10 days centering around the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 19, and Gov. Spencer Cox is proposing $25 million in funding for a year-long fare-free pilot program. (Salt Lake Tribune)
    • Oregon developers are building more homes now that the state has eased regulations requiring a certain amount of parking. (Sightline)
    • Iowa is taxing kilowatt-hours to replace road maintenance funds lost as gas tax revenue declines. (Grist)
    • Las Vegas adopted a Vision Zero plan aiming to eliminate pedestrian deaths by 2050. (3 News)
    • Charlotte is looking to Jersey City, which successfully eliminated traffic deaths last year, as inspiration for its Vision Zero program. (WCNC)
    • Supporters of rail on the Atlanta Beltline are firing back after a Georgia Tech professor penned a column poo-pooing the idea (Urbanize Atlanta). Meanwhile, Mayor Andre Dickens says he supports extending the streetcar to the Beltline, but isn't taking a stance on the Clifton Corridor light rail vs. bus rapid transit debate (AJC).
    • Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is offering to pay for two-thirds of city employees' transit passes. (Herald)
    • Houston Chronicle readers submit their nominations for the city's worst sidewalks.
    • Yes, The Federalist, we are coming for your big, scary, polluting, dangerous trucks.

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