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Wednesday’s Headlines Are Fireworks-ed Out

Celebrate the Biden administration's efforts to reduce transportation emissions, or celebrate America's birthday by filling up your tank at the world's largest gas station.

12:01 AM EDT on July 5, 2023

  • The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's $6.4 billion Carbon Reduction Program will focus on reducing emissions from transportation — if state governments play ball. (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Shared mobility and working from home have led to a whole lot of unused parking. So what should communities do with it? (Route Fifty)
  • Minneapolis is the best big city for biking, followed by San Francisco and Seattle, while Davis, California, tops the list for medium-sized cities and Provincetown, Massachusetts for small ones, according to a PeopleForBikes report. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Oregon cities are quickly moving to get rid of minimum parking mandates under a new state law. (Sightline)
  • The Twin Cities' Met Council added hundreds of millions to the cost of the Southwest Line light rail project by failing to enforce construction contracts. (Minnesota Reformer)
  • The new TikTok trend in New York City is "subway surfing," and yes, it's as dangerous as it sounds. (Slate)
  • A pedestrian bridge connecting two Charlotte neighborhoods has been delayed until 2027. (Axios)
  • Cincinnati's regional planning agency OKI passed the $115 million mark for spending on bike trails. (Northern Kentucky Tribune)
  • Greyhound has moved its Philadelphia terminal to a small office space with no restroom and no indoor waiting area. (KYW)
  • Milwaukee has four options for a streetcar extension. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • New Orleans is a notoriously dangerous city for biking, which is why bikeshare Blue Bikes and advocacy group Easy Bike are giving away helmets. (Times-Picayune)
  • Colorado Public Radio offers tips on how to start biking, especially for those who've felt excluded.
  • America: Land of the free, home of the world's largest gas station. (The Drive)

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