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Thursday’s Headlines Are Circling the Block

12:00 AM EDT on May 4, 2023

(Stocksy / Chelsea Victoria)

    • The cost of "free" parking seeps into everything, from rent to concert tickets. (Washington Post)
    • In a country with more than a billion parking spaces, why is it so hard to find one? Henry Grabar has theories: Parking is usually free, it's too hard to find, and very little of it is shared. (Slate)
    • More reviews of Grabar's new book, "Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World." (City Lab, Resilience)
    • GrubHub is offering e-bike credits to 500 New York City delivery workers. (Smart Cities Dive)
    • Bike lanes play a crucial role in the future of sustainable transportation. (Momentum Mag)
    • The suburbs aren't all as bad for biking as some people think. (Outside)
    • D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's car-friendly changes to plans for K Street undercuts her opposition to raiding the project to fund fare-free transit. (Washington City Paper)
    • A new cap-and-trade emissions program in Washington state will cut pollution and help fund transit as well. (Governing)
    • A Republican bill in the Wisconsin state assembly would prohibit Milwaukee from using sales tax dollars to expand its streetcar. (WTMJ)
    • Denver is reducing the speed limit on local streets to 20 miles per hour. (CBS News)
    • Des Moines city council members want to see a more aggressive Vision Zero plan. (Register)
    • Curbside dining is here to stay in Baltimore. (Sun)
    • Record numbers of people used Kansas City's streetcar and e-scooters during the NFL Draft. (Fox 4)
    • Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks, a Black man integrated New Orleans streetcars — at least for a while. (Mississippi Today)

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