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Tuesday’s Headlines are Celebrating Something

Hot dogs, fireworks and some news.

12:00 AM EDT on July 4, 2023

Main photo: Spencer T Tucker/Chestnut photo: Gersh Kuntzman

We're going to take off today, but we'll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, make sure to watch Joey "Jaws" Chestnut eat close to 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes today at New York's Coney Island.

But here's some limited news:

  • A handful of Bay Area pols don't want to raise bridge tolls to fund BART. (SF Chronicle)
  • The gas tax in California went up on July 1 — and, of course, TV news went all "war on cars" with it. (Fox11)
  • Tesla sales are up, the EV version of corporate welfare. (NY Times)
  • A legendary pro-car columnist who lives on a low-lying island in New York City is now complaining that drivers might have to pay for the damage they do. (SI Advance)
  • Not content with zero traffic deaths for several years, Hoboken, N.J. is doing more Vision Zero work. (Tap Into Hoboken)
  • Milan cyclists want safe routes. (Euro News)
  • The Daily Beast takes you inside the world of guerrilla street safety redesigners.

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