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Friday’s Headlines Eat the Rich

Climate change is a crisis primarily caused by the wealthy, according to new research covered by Salon.

  • When you factor in things like investments, the top one percent of "super emitters" are responsible for as much greenhouse gases as the entire bottom half of the U.S. income scale, and the upper 10 percent are responsible for 40 percent of emissions. (Salon)
  • Autoblog looked at speeding and came to the same conclusion as many safe-streets advocates: Merely lowering speed limits doesn't work — the street has to be designed so that drivers feel uncomfortable going fast.
  • Finding the right price for curbside parking reduces congestion and the need for off-street parking because spaces are always available. New technology makes it easier to find the right amount to charge for different areas and times of days. (Transfers)
  • Contrary to proponents' claims, a new paper says that grocery delivers may actually put more cars on the road, because people are prone to ordering one thing at a time rather than saving it all for a trip to the store, among other factors. (Streetsblog USA)
  • Washington, D.C. joined a host of other cities that are making it easier for street vendors to acquire permits. (Next City)
  • New gates at D.C. Metro stations have cut fare evasion by 70 percent. (Washington Post)
  • Denver officials recently visited Minneapolis to check out its bus rapid transit system. (Colorado Public Radio)
  • In conjunction with the Project Connect transit expansion, Austin is also overhauling its zoning to create higher-density neighborhoods. (KXAN)
  • Richmond is adding safety improvements to 500 intersections, but critics say they're mere Band-Aids compared to the city's overall deadly street designs. (Greater Greater Washington)
  • A new cycle track opened in downtown Kalamazoo. (WWMT)
  • Tacoma light rail turns 20 next month. (Railway Age)
  • San Antonio turned a freeway underpass into a neighborhood recreation area. (Report)

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