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Friday’s Headlines Have a License to Kill

Neither the federal nor state governments is doing much of anything to license or regulate AI-driven cars, or are even sure whose job it is, according to the New York Times.

  • Unlike humans, no testing or license is required for AI to drive a car, even though autonomous vehicles are blocking emergency responders, causing crashes and even killing people. (New York Times)
  • Minimum parking requirements incentivize driving, which in turn makes climate change worse. (CNU Public Square)
  • Climate change is making it harder to grow hops (Washington Post), so we all have a choice: Keep driving or keep drinking IPAs.
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill allowing people to ride bikes on the sidewalk where there are no bike lanes, forcing them onto dangerous roads. (Cal Bikes)
  • A pilot project in Los Angeles is offering 1,000 low-income residents $150 a month to spend on mobility options like transit, ride-hailing or bikeshares. (Government Technology)
  • Residents love a new car-free community near Phoenix. (The Guardian)
  • Greensboro, North Carolina is looking towards a future where cars are optional. (Human Transit)
  • If and when Austin ends car parking mandates, it could also start requiring bike parking. (Monitor)
  • Portland is removing two lanes from a four-lane road near a school because 80 percent of drivers are speeding. (Bike Portland)
  • Drivers hit two Ann Arbor cyclists in two separate crashes at the same intersection on the same day. (MLive)
  • Richmond residents are growing increasingly concerned about bike and pedestrian safety, but the city is just now starting to address the issue. (Commonwealth Times)
  • Arkansas nonprofits are offering small-town leaders scholarships to a training program on biking and how to promote it. (Axios)
  • Seattle has a cute little electric street-sweeper to keep bike lanes clean. (Electrek)

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