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Monday’s Headlines Cancel Car Culture

12:00 AM EDT on May 1, 2023

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    • Cars are dirty, dangerous and not very good at their job of getting people from place to place. So why do Americans love them so much? (The New Republic)
    • U.S. governments' eagerness to subsidize roads and reluctance to subsidize transit has led to one crisis after another, according to Nicholas Dagen Bloom's new book "The Great American Transit Disaster." (City Lab, History News Network).
    • Lyft is laying off more than 1,000 employees, about a quarter of its workforce. (CNBC)
    • The Federal Transit Administration is proposing new safety regulations. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Route Fifty has advice for local governments that want to take advantage of $2 trillion in federal infrastructure funding.
    • New York City's Vision Zero program seems to have stalled out. (NY Times)
    • Minneapolis groups are putting forward alternatives to an urban freeway as I-94 comes up for reconstruction. (
    • Minneapolis also adopted an update to its Vision Zero plan. (Fox 9)
    • The Los Angeles Times editorial board calls for safe routes to school.
    • Washington, D.C. city council members want to pay for fare-free transit by pausing bus-only lanes on K Street. (DCist)
    • The D.C. region's Capital Bikeshare is adding 900 e-bikes to its fleet. (GW Hatchet)
    • Lime is bringing rental e-bikes to St. Petersburg. (Florida Politics)
    • The Philadelphia Parking Authority is cracking down on drivers who block bike lanes. (WHYY)
    • A Maine resident is repairing bikes for asylum seekers who lack transportation. (News Center Maine)
    • Jalopnik amassed drivers' worst parking horror stories.

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