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Friday’s Headlines Are Here to Learn

How do we fix wide suburban roads? What can we teach our kids about the perils of parking? Answers are a click away.

12:01 AM EDT on June 23, 2023

Dear traffic engineers: Stop making roads like this. Photo: Google Maps

  • Suburban "stroads" that don't function well as either streets or roads can be fixed, and CNU Public Square shows how.
  • For all you teachers out there, CSPAN has a lesson plan for Henry Grabar's book about parking, "Paved Paradise."
  • Unregulated e-bike and e-scooter batteries continue to cause fires in New York City. (NY Times)
  • Heavy rail might be out of the question for Baltimore's resurrected Red Line, but bus rapid transit is a possibility. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Service disruptions haven't helped Maryland's light rail ridership to rebound. (Baltimore Banner)
  • Sound Transit wants to avoid taking car lanes for the Everett light rail expansion, which will leave less space for housing and make crossings dangerous for pedestrians. (The Urbanist)
  • Tourism, workers going back to the office and the addition of new bike lanes have led to record ridership for Capital Bikeshare. (Washington Post)
  • Philadelphia's Better Bike Share expansion will ensure that underserved communities have access. (Gear Junkie)
  • Milwaukee's new BRT line is already serving 2,800 riders per day. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • Despite that success, plans to remove I-794 in downtown Milwaukee and replace it with streetcar lines are probably DOA. (Milwaukee Magazine)
  • Cincinnati is considering another streetcar loop. (Fox 19)
  • Bologna is set to become the largest city in Italy to set a citywide speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour, or about 20 miles per hour. (The Mayor)
  • Spain will follow France's lead in banning short domestic flights that could be taken by rail instead. (Business Traveler)

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