Skip to Content
Streetsblog USA home
Streetsblog USA home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Thursday’s Headlines Are Micro and Mobile

Shared bikes and scooters are more popular than ever, but venture capital funding is drying up, and poor decisions by companies and cities threaten the industry.

12:01 AM EST on February 1, 2024

  • 2024 will be an important year for micromobility as the increasing popularity of bikeshares and scooter rentals bumps up against service providers' financial instability. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Cargo bikes are making a dent in car ownership, according to one recent survey. (Velo)
  • The federal government hasn't raised insurance premiums for truckers since 1980, and doing so could potentially save thousands of lives. (Streetsblog USA)
  • Common Edge interviewed planner and author Jeff Speck about his new company and why every city needs a walkability study.
  • Over at Medium, Jason Beskin examines how ride-hailing apps have affected public transit (membership required).
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro's proposal to boost transit funding by $1.4 billion over five years might not make it through the Republican-controlled state Senate. (Pittsburgh Union Progress)
  • Less than two percent of a $500 million bond issue Dallas voters will decide on later this year would go toward Vision Zero projects. (NBC DFW)
  • Traffic deaths declined overall in Colorado last year, but not for cyclists and pedestrians. Drivers killed 131 pedestrians last year, up from 76 in 2019. (Sun)
  • A new group is pushing for more bike lanes in Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8, which historically has seen underinvestment from the city. (WUSA)
  • Austin's Capital Metro is spending $20 million to make bikeshare MetroBike fully electric and integrate it with public transit. (CBS Austin)
  • The Harrisburg bikeshare SusqueCycle is expanding. (The Burg)
  • St. Paul is holding a public hearing Friday on building more off-street bike trails. (Pioneer Press)
  • Hoodline has questions about why Houston transportation chief and Equitable Transportation author Veronica O. Davis is resigning.
  • The University of Georgia continues to cater to drivers by building more parking, even though there are other ways to get to and around campus. (Flagpole)

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog USA

Friday’s Headlines Are So Fresh and So Clean

The only thing Americans love more than a car is a clean car.

February 23, 2024

CalBike: Tell the Legislature Hands Off Active Transportation Funding

Calbike has an action alert that allows its members to write directly to legislators with their feelings on whether or not the ATP funding should be restored before the legislature votes on the budget in June.

February 22, 2024

Oakland Rips Out Protected Bike Lane on Embarcadero

The city and the councilmember who represents District 2 complain about lack of resources for safety projects, but somehow they have the resources to rip out protected bike lanes.

February 22, 2024

Talking Headways Podcast: The Annual Yonah Freemark Show, Part II

This week, let's talk about transit funding in general and the Roosevelt Boulevard subway in Philadelphia, specifically.

February 22, 2024

State DOTs Spend Even More Money on Highway Expansions Than We Thought

Advocates knew states would go on a highway widening binge when the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed — but they didn't know it would be quite this bad.

February 22, 2024
See all posts