Cities that built protected bike lanes during the pandemic have found that people are still using them. (Associated Press,Bicycling)
Common Edge interviews author Nicholas Dagen Bloom about the rise and fall of transit in the U.S.
Because electric vehicles weigh more and accelerate faster, they also wear out tires more quickly than gas-powered vehicles, raising concerns about additional particulate pollution. (PC Magazine)
Los Angeles’s much-maligned “La Sombrita” bus shelters are a symptom of municipal bureaucracies that make everything impossible. (Vice)
Fares only make up less than 2 percent of the L.A. Metro’s budget, but a low-income rider might spend a month’s wages on fares over a year. Why not get rid of them? (L.A. Times)
Austin officials announced the final route for a new 10-mile light rail line. (Monitor)
Private passenger rail company Brightline expects to finish its Miami-to-Orlando expansion this summer. (WFTV)
Uber will begin operating driverless Waymo vehicles in metro Phoenix. (CNBC)
Kansas city will ask voters to renew a sales tax for transit in November that’s expected to raise $350 million over 10 years. (KMBC)
Seattle capitulated to concerns about lost parking from a new protected bike lane by adding more parking to surrounding streets (The Urbanist). Hasn’t anyone in the Emerald City read Grabar? (Streetsblog)
California regulators are forcing San Diego restaurants to replace any parking they converted into outdoor dining space. (PB Monthly)
The replacement of overhead power lines has made Denver light rail virtually unusable this week. (Denverite)
Richmond’s bikeshare abruptly shut down this week (Times-Dispatch), and some advocates believe it should be turned into a nonprofit rather than run by a private company (WTVR).
France banned short-haul domestic flights that could be completed in less than two and a half hours by train. (CNN)