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Monday’s Headlines Are For the Children

12:00 AM EDT on March 20, 2023

Lisa Ford walks her grandchildren, Cannon Castell; Jada Ford; and Chastity Castell, across a temporary crosswalk.

    • The rate of speeding-related car crash deaths for child pedestrians under 15 has more than doubled since 2018. They and their parents are paying the price for sprawl and car dependency. (Romper)
    • Pedestrian deaths remain twice as high in neighborhoods that were red-lined in the 1930s. (Streetsblog)
    • The Federal Transit Administration is waiving local matches for Complete Streets grants through 2026. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • The New York Times Magazine profiled Thomas Midgely, a brilliant inventor whose innovations, like solving engine knock, proved disastrous for the planet.
    • A Washington, D.C. driver who killed three people while fleeing a traffic stop had 44 outstanding tickets. Why are drivers like that allowed on the road? (Slate)
    • Other D.C. drivers are using fake car tags to dodge traffic enforcement cameras. (Greater Greater Washington)
    • More housing, more bus rapid transit and looser permitting regulations are the keys to saving the L.A. Metro. (Los Angeles Times)
    • Portland is famous for being bike-friendly, but the number of cyclists declined by 46 percent between 2016 and 2022. (KGW 8)
    • Defying the stereotype of white guys in Lycra, Indego bikeshare is becoming more popular in Philadelphia communities of color. (Frederick News-Post)
    • Temple University is getting a $30 million federal grant to improve pedestrian safety around the Philadelphia campus.
    • A Pittsburgh bank is offering free parking to entice employees back to the office. (Post-Gazette)
    • Seattle's King County Metro recently opened its first new express bus line in nine years. (The Urbanist)
    • A family-run bikeshare started up in Youngstown, Ohio. (Bicycling)
    • This lightweight e-bike uses motor technology developed for the Mars Rover. (Robb Report)

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