Wednesday’s Headlines Have a Second Life

Photo: Credit Now Auto Sales
Photo: Credit Now Auto Sales
  • As wealthy countries in North America, Europe and Asia shift to electric vehicles, older gas-guzzling models are likely to wind up in places like West Africa. (CNN)
  • If the Empire State Building had been built during the era of minimum parking requirements, it would need 15 city blocks to provide the legally mandated parking. (CNU Public Square)
  • Deion Sanders’ dump truck-sized custom pickup is a case study in why vehicles should be taxed by weight. (Curbed)
  • Capping speeds on e-scooters makes riders more likely to use the sidewalk, where they’re a hazard to pedestrians, but providing protected bike lanes will keep them in the street. (Car Scoops)
  • Struggling California transit agencies are running out of time to secure a $5 billion lifeline from the state government. (Cal Matters)
  • Utah Gov. Spencer Cox seems to understand the concept of induced demand, yet he’s widening I-15 anyway. (City Weekly)
  • Going against what most transit agencies are doing, Connecticut lawmakers want to cut funding for off-peak service. (Mirror)
  • A budget deal in Minnesota provides $1.5 billion for transportation, including a new regional sales tax for transit operations and construction. (MinnPost)
  • The Central Ohio Transit Authority approved a $30 million bond issue to help electrify its bus fleet. (Columbus Dispatch)
  • The Wisconsin DOT has a plan to expand rail service to 11 communities and connect Madison and Milwaukee by 2050. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • A Massachusetts congressman promises that an east-west regional rail line is going to happen. (Boston Globe)
  • Cycling deaths more than doubled in Washington, D.C. between 2017-2021 (Axios) but fell by 14 percent in Detroit (Axios).
  • E-bikes and more protected bike lanes could help Austin commuters overcome the heat and their safety concerns. (KUT)
  • El Paso suspended streetcar service over concerns about an influx of migrants from across the border. (CBS 4)
  • No good deed goes unpunished: A fellow driver struck and killed a California man who’d stopped to help a family of ducks cross the road. (KCRA)


No Parking Slope

The B67 bus veers around a double-parked van blocking a car parked in front of a fire hydrant as a Bugaboo-pushing nanny strolls by Councilmember David Yassky and Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White calling for more sensible parking policy this afternoon in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Every drivers knows that it can be nearly impossible […]

Parking Permit Abusers Being Cleared from Chinatown?

A Chinatown tipster sent along these remarkable pictures yesterday of what seems to be an effort to cut down on placarded vehicles clogging the neighborhood’s streets: There are white paper signs posted on lamp poles and parking meters that say "No Permit Area, Tow Away Zone." Lo and behold, there are hardly any cars with […]