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Businesses used to fight for parking, but in struggling post-pandemic downtowns they're now embracing the foot traffic that comes from bikes and pedestrians

12:01 AM EDT on July 10, 2023

Uriel Mont
  • How downtown businesses stopped worrying and learned to love the bike lane. (City Lab)
  • Outside of a handful of cities with good transit, the average American needs a car to get around. But the average American also can't afford to buy a car anymore, which makes developing alternatives to driving even more urgent. (Vox)
  • The high cost of electric vehicle batteries makes EVs more expensive to insure than internal combustion cars, threatening the transition from fossil fuels to EVs. (Forbes)
  • The Gateway project — a rail tunnel underneath the Hudson River that will improve train performance up and down the Eastern Seaboard — received a $6.9 billion federal grant, the largest ever for a transit project. (New York Times)
  • The D.C. Metro's recovery is leading all transit agencies in the country after the pandemic ridership dip. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • Salt Lake City's notoriously wide streets should be redesigned to make them safer by slowing down drivers. (eRoads and Bridges)
  • A recent survey found that St. Louis is littered with damaged sidewalks that need replacing. (Next STL)
  • At $27 million, it may not be much, but for the first time the state of Georgia has a dedicated funding source for transit. (Georgia Public Broadcasting)
  • Michigan advocates are fighting for more sustainable sources of infrastructure funding. (CBS News)
  • Indianapolis is ticketing and towing drivers who park in bike lanes. (Star)
  • Changes are coming to a dangerous Buffalo intersection. (WGRZ)
  • Boulder's BCycle bikeshare is considering expanding into surrounding communities. (Daily Camera)
  • Sound Transit will be fare-free and offer expanded service today and tomorrow for the MLB All-Star Game in Seattle.
  • Is Taylor Swift properly maintaining the sidewalk outside her Tribeca townhouse? (Curbed)

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