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Friday’s Headlines Include Transit

An International Association of Public Transport study found that many countries are neglecting transit in their plans to combat climate change.


The U.S. is one of the nations named in the IUPT report that are focused on fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions over transit.

  • A recent study found a glaring gap in a third of countries' climate plans: they don't incorporate public transit, even though reducing driving is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions. (Intelligent Transport)
  • Smart Cities Dive has a year-end roundup of transit agencies' fiscal woes and how to fix them.
  • For all the hype over Tesla's Cybertruck, e-bikes are less dangerous, more environmentally friendly, cost less and don't add to traffic congestion. (Momentum)
  • High-visibility gear won't keep cyclists from being hit by drivers, but protected bike lanes will. (Velo)
  • Inequality explains how a coalition of community organizers was able to convince Albuquerque to go fare-free.
  • Despite three pedestrian deaths last weekend alone, Nashville's transportation director says she's confident the city can achieve Vision Zero by 2050. (WKRN)
  • Phoenix is reducing speed limits on 12 stretches of road. (Arizona Republic)
  • For the third time, a state senator is trying to kill Indianapolis' Blue Line bus rapid transit project. (Fox 59)
  • Los Angeles could spend half a billion dollars on a gondola to Dodger Stadium. (L.A. Times)
  • Seattle pioneered the use of bike cops in the 1980s. (The Urbanist)
  • Plans to renovate Atlanta's Five Points transit hub are moving forward to the federal review phase. (Urbanize Atlanta)
  • Massachusetts rideshare drivers want a deal that matches New York's $26-an-hour minimum wage. (Axios)
  • BikeHouston held a rally demanding that the city build more bike lanes. (ABC 13)
  • Arlington, Virginia has plans for three "shared streets" to slow down traffic and give more space to cyclists and pedestrians. (ARLnow)
  • Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA has a new, easier-to-use website. (Inquirer)
  • A Jalopnik writer who lives in Atlanta bought an e-bike, and it changed his life.

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