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Tuesday’s Headlines Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

12:00 AM EST on February 28, 2023

    • Artificial intelligence analyzing satellite photos can help cities decide where to build pedestrian infrastructure much more quickly than traditional methods. (Washington Post)
    • Tesla has stopped installing the beta version of its misnamed Full Self-Driving Mode while the feds investigate it as a crash risk. (The Verge)
    • Donald Applewood's son, Bruce, has updated his father's seminal 1982 book "Livable Streets" (Planetizen)
    • Like all crashes, the East Palestine train derailment was "100% preventable," according to the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, which released a preliminary report blaming it on a wheel bearing. (Progressive Railroading)
    • House Republicans have launched an investigation into Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg actions — or lack thereof — after the crash (Fox News), but there really wasn't much he could do (MSNBC).
    • An Arizona driver has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault after crashing into a group of cyclists on a bridge, killing two people and injuring 17. (NPR)
    • With no notice or public input, the Oregon DOT suddenly closed 181 Portland crosswalks. (Bike Portland)
    • Atlanta transit officials insist a long-promised streetcar extension to the Beltline trail will be built despite pushback from some residents. (Journal-Constitution)
    • Hemmed in by wide roads, Houston's biggest urban park isn't safely accessible by bike. (Chronicle)
    • Philadelphia bikeshare Indego's new equity plan calls for putting more e-bikes in underserved neighborhoods. (Voice)
    • That's right, Competitive Enterprise Institute, we won't need more environmentally destructive lithium mining for EV batteries if we just ban cars and the suburbs instead.

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