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Wednesday’s Headlines Have a Complete Vision

Pedestrian deaths soared by 77 percent between 2010 and 2021. Is the Biden administration taking it seriously?

12:01 AM EST on November 8, 2023

Ted Eytan|

Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C.

  • In part 3 in a series on pedestrian safety, Smart Cities Dive writes about how the federal government is finally investing big bucks in Complete Streets and Vision Zero.
  • Automakers are delaying spending on new EV models and factories as sales have been slower than expected. (New York Times)
  • Transit agencies' desire for customized buses is driving up costs and slowing down delivery, according to an Eno Center for Transportation analysis.
  • Cars collect lots of data about their drivers — from their weight to their taste in music — making them a major cybersecurity threat. (SC Magazine)
  • Baltimore County's first combined bike and pedestrian master plan calls for hundreds of miles of complete streets, bike lanes and shared-use paths. (Fox Baltimore)
  • Connecting Dallas' two streetcar lines could dramatically improve ridership. (Spectrum Local News)
  • Denver's transit agency is installing an Automatic Train Stop system at a sharp curve that's been the site of two derailments. (Trains)
  • Texas is routing hundreds of millions of federal dollars meant to reduce carbon emissions into road-widening projects on the dubious grounds that they'll reduce congestion. (Tribune)
  • The Seattle city council is considering charging a transportation impact fee on new developments, although even some mobility advocates are worried it will drive up housing costs. (PubliCola)
  • Here's how to use Milwaukee's new advisory bike lanes. (WISN)
  • British activists are literally taking the air out of the tires of the American — now cross-Atlantic — movement toward gigantic SUVs. (The Guardian)
  • Spain has joined France in banning short-haul flights could that easily be taken by rail, but unfortunately both are riddled with loopholes. (Politico)

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