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Thursday’s Headlines Are Ready for Change

12:00 AM EDT on March 23, 2023

Cities aren’t ready for vehicles like this Toyota i-Road. Credit: Mytho88 via Wikimedia Commons

    • About a third of people say they'd use golf-cart-like minimobility vehicles, but cities lack the dedicated infrastructure they'd need to feel safe doing it. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Bike lanes should be redesigned to accommodate other types of vehicles, like e-scooters and cargo bikes, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. (Bike Portland)
    • Walking around the neighborhood is healthy for children, not just physically but mentally. (The Conversation)
    • Drivers who get stuck in traffic will often find another way to get from place to place that doesn't involve driving, according to a new study. (State Smart Transportation Initiative)
    • Options for Austin's Project Connect light rail system are all less than half the 28 miles officials promised voters in 2020. (KUT)
    • St. Louis can reactivate downtown by turning over big swaths of its super-wide streets to buses, bikes and pedestrians. (Next STL)
    • Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare added 700 e-bikes to its fleet, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced at a ribbon-cutting for a downtown bike lane. (WTOP)
    • Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA is tweaking its bus route redesign because some riders are unhappy their routes are being eliminated. (WHYY)
    • Sound Transit will decide today on a controversial light rail station in Seattle's Chinatown neighborhood. (The Stranger)
    • Charlotte drivers can find cheap parking in bike and bus lanes. The fine for blocking one is just $25. (Axios)
    • Seven people were hurt when a light rail train and a car collided in Minneapolis. (MPR)
    • Toledo recently unveiled a Vision Zero plan. (Blade)
    • Milwaukee installed raised crosswalks and protected bike lanes on Walnut Street. (WISN)
    • A San Francisco public history project focusing on municipal infrastructure includes fascinating photos of the city's long-gone streetcar lines. (Standard)

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