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Wednesday’s Headlines Get Schooled

Teach the children well by giving them free transit passes in college, encouraging them to keep riding for the rest of their lives.

12:01 AM EDT on August 9, 2023

  • Offering free transit passes to college students is a great way to hook young people on riding transit for life. (City Lab)
  • Simply completing sidewalks carries enormous economic, health and social benefits at a relatively low cost. (Planetizen)
  • Very little plastic is actually recycled because it quickly degrades after a few rounds of reuse, but researchers have found a way to make it last longer by incorporating it into street and sidewalk pavement. (Fast Company)
  • An Uber civil rights audit said the company needs to do more to keep drivers of color from being kicked off the app. (Market Watch)
  • The Washington Post editorial board came down on the D.C. government hard for implementing what it called half-measures to crack down on dangerous drivers.
  • California regulators are expected to take the training wheels off of autonomous vehicles this week over the objections of public safety officials who've seen them cause mayhem in the Bay Area. (Mission Local)
  • Toll roads are the future as San Antonio and Austin grow together into a megacity, according to My San Antonio, which for whatever reason didn't even mention rail as a solution to gridlock. despite acknowledging the reality of induced demand.
  • One of Milwaukee's most dangerous streets, East North Avenue, is getting protected bike lanes. (Journal-Sentinel)
  • Months behind schedule, Austin's Capital Metro is instituting fare caps and rolling out a new fare payment app. (Monitor)
  • Tempe has installed 41 corrals for e-bikes and scooters prior to the start of the Arizona State University school year to tamp down on complaints of clutter. (KJZZ)
  • A package of Anchorage reforms would decriminalize jaywalking and let cyclists treat stop signs like yield signs. (Daily News)
  • The Denver Post lists the best mountain bike trails for newbie riders.

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