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Wednesday’s Headlines Are the Best We’ve Got

Googling around the edges seems to be the strategy here. Too bad President Biden can't just snap his figures and make things happen.

12:06 AM EDT on July 26, 2023

  • American cities' Vision Zero efforts aren't always perfect, but they're the best we've got, and there are ways to make them more equitable and effective, Engadget argues.
  • A Google Maps feature showing the most fuel-efficient route has saved 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide from reaching the atmosphere. (The Verge)
  • Lyft is considering selling off its bike-share unit. (Reuters)
  • Car ownership can send people into bankruptcy or even to jail. (Streetsblog USA)
  • Yes, the U.S. should match China's level of investment in transit, but this South China Morning Post article written by an American never mentions that China achieved that through a top-down autocratic regime. Perhaps the 19th century in Europe and the U.S. have more to teach us (Eno Center for Transportation).
  • Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass is personally taking over the L.A. Metro with a promise to reassure jittery riders — especially women — while also getting homeless people the help they need. (Daily News)
  • From debris to dangerous drivers, there are many reasons why cyclist might choose not to use a bike lane, so Oregon cyclists want to repeal a state law requiring them to do so. (Bike Portland)
  • San Antonio has officially given up on bike and pedestrian improvements to Broadway after the state DOT blocked the $42 million project. (San Antonio Report)
  • The Twin Cities' Met Council is considering rerouting the Blue Line. (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • Vermont EV advocates are wondering why this green state is considering double-taxing electric vehicles. (Digger)
  • San Francisco cyclists are having fun dunking all over an inadequate bike lane. (SFGate)

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