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E-bikes are a great alternative for short trips, and they're actually saving more fossil fuels that electric cars.

12:01 AM EST on November 27, 2023

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E-bikes are a great alternative for short trips, and they’re actually saving more fossil fuels that electric cars.

  • The world's 280 million e-bikes and electric mopeds are slashing demand for oil by a million gallons per day. (The Conversation)
  • Bond-rating agencies are bearish on public transit as ridership remains sluggish and federal rescue funds run out. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • The Federal Transit Administration is considering setting safety standards to prevent fatigue among transit workers. (Safety + Health)
  • There are a lot of factors involved, but most drivers will save money in the long run by purchasing an electric vehicle. (Clean Technica)
  • Don't ask drivers to slow down; force them to by designing safer streets, writes a Los Angeles Times columnist.
  • D.C. has doubled its number of automated traffic enforcement cameras, with another 140 on the way. (Washington Post)
  • Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell is proposing to change the location of the future South Lake Union station to a place that's less convenient for riders but easier to build on. (Seattle Times)
  • A Charlotte city council member says raising parking fines will protect the "most vulnerable" road users — cyclists and pedestrians. (WCNC)
  • Minneapolis city council members are working on two proposals for raising rideshare drivers' pay for consideration in January. (Star Tribune)
  • The Cincinnati streetcar surpassed 1 million riders this year. (Local 12)
  • Momentum has some tips on bike commuting from seasoned vets.

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