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Friday’s Headlines Are Not About the NBA Finals

Driverless cars may not be the solution to road deaths. Image: IPAM, UCLA

  • Technology is evolving, but don’t forget about your old friend the bus! (Mass Transit)
  • The problems of driverless cars continue to plague San Francisco. (SF Gate)
  • Buses are the key to avoiding a fiscal cliff and saving the environment. (NRDC)
  • Amtrak ridership and revenue are close to reaching pre-pandemic levels. (Reuters)
  • Fiscal conservatives should love bike lanes because they cost way less than adding capacity for more cars, The Hub argues.
  • Drivers perceive cyclists wearing helmets or safety vests as "less human," than those who don't, a new study finds — and it could have big implications for already-problematic safety equipment laws. (Cycling Weekly)
  • Uber is relying on users’ choices to meet its climate goals — and that's a problem, The Verge says.
  • Tickets for blocking bike lanes are up tenfold in Philadelphia since the parking authority formed a new enforcement unit. (WHYY)
  • A bill legalizing traffic enforcement cameras is now on Connecticut Gov. Ned LaMont’s desk. (CT Post)
  • Texas asphalt manufacturers are allowed to operate with impunity, according to KERA.
  • Sometimes pedestrian and traffic safety projects do come with drawbacks, like this one in Portland that will involve cutting down 500 trees. (Willamette Week)
  • New Yorkers are embracing the bike bus. (NY Times)
  • This Athens, Georgia driver was bound and determined to get out of a parking deck, no matter what got in his way. (Reddit)

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