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The Biden administration awarded $2.2 billion in RAISE grants last week. Plus, why housing and land use policies can get people out of their cars.

12:01 AM EDT on July 3, 2023

  • The U.S. DOT distributed $2.2 billion in RAISE grants for 162 projects that promote safety, sustainability, connectivity and equity. (Mass Transit)
  • One simple way to reduce the amount people drive is to build more housing closer to the places they drive to especially in the suburbs. (Slate)
  • Fast-food drive-throughs are hazardous to pedestrians and hurt local businesses. (The Takeout)
  • Transit agencies can solve their staffing shortages by hiring entry-level people, training them and promoting from within, rather than expecting job candidates to move. (Metro Magazine)
  • Two-thirds of Americans understand the concept of induced demand, so why don't more elected officials? (Streetsblog USA)
  • France erupted in protests after police shot and killed a 17-year-old they'd pulled over. (CNN)
  • An especially chaotic week on Atlanta roads shows why, in the AJC's opinion, drivers need to behave more responsibly.
  • Copper wire thefts are delaying construction on L.A. Metro light rail projects. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Denver officials say they need $10 million upfront to implement a program that will levy a small fee on property owners to fix sidewalks. (CBS News)
  • Seattle residents are mounting a campaign to convince the city to pedestrianize streets. (The Urbanist)
  • Northwest Arkansas cities are signing off on a Vision Zero plan for the region. (Axios)
  • A London student's invention involving lasers lets cyclists create an instant bike lane wherever they ride. (Bicycling)

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