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12:00 AM EST on February 17, 2023

There will be 3,700 miles of trails, from Washington, D.C. to Washington State: That’s the plan with the Great American Rail-Trail. Image: Rails-to-Trails

    • The 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail could be hikers and bikers' version of Route 66 for drivers, and revitalize dozens of communities along the way. (National Geographic)
    • The Biden administration's recent blueprint for carbon neutrality relies heavily on New Urbanist values like mixed-use zoning and walkable streets. (E&E News)
    • On-demand shuttle service Via raised another $110 million in venture capital, bringing its valuation to $3.5 billion. (Tech Crunch)
    • Preventing crashes and keeping car traffic moving aren't always mutually exclusive. (Route Fifty)
    • Houston's Memorial Park now goes over an urban highway instead of being divided by it. (Fast Company)
    • Suddenly facing layoffs, Google appears to be backing off plans to create a transit-oriented neighborhood in its hometown of San Jose. (Mercury News)
    • Some Baltimore residents are concerned a plan to retime traffic lights will benefit drivers at the expense of cyclists and pedestrians. (Brew)
    • New Orleans city council members put the brakes on a bus rapid transit line over concerns that it could slow down drivers, even though drivers could hop on a much faster bus. (WWNO)
    • Denver is adding bike and pedestrian safety improvements to its widely criticized plan for a new I-25 interchange at Broadway. (Denverite)
    • Brightline West has agreed to build three wildlife crossings along I-15 as part of its Los Angeles-Las Vegas passenger rail line. (Review-Journal)
    • San Diego expanded the zones where developers are allowed to build taller buildings near transit stops. (Union-Tribune)
    • The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is seeking proposals for high-density affordable housing around the Garnett station. (Axios)
    • Traffic deaths in Raleigh rose 55 percent last year. (CBS 17)
    • Madison, Wisconsin traffic deaths and serious injuries declined for the second year in a row, which officials attributed to Vision Zero. (Channel 3000)
    • Kalamazoo made its two-way streets downtown one-way so cars could go faster. Now it's changing them back to slow cars down. (MLive)
    • With you my bike/ Has been so wonderful/ I can't stop now (Bicycling Magazine)

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