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Friday’s Headlines Face a Grim Future

Climate scientists are preparing for the worst, and something is going to have to change quickly for the world to avoid catastrophe.

  • Climate scientists are not ready to give up, but with emissions not falling fast enough, they're pessimistic about meeting global climate change goals and expect catastrophic consequences. (The Guardian)
  • As transit agencies shift away from shuttling commuters to and from work, cities are building infill stations to make the most of the rail infrastructure they have. (CityLab)
  • People who receive e-bike rebates cut their driving by 30-40 percent, and 60 percent of them are new to cycling, according to a University of British Columbia study. (CTV News)
  • Transportation for America has an overview of "quick build" solutions to safety problems.
  • The American Planning Association is trying to prepare cities for flying cars. (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Depaving, or tearing up pavement in cities, helps stormwater drainage and reduces the urban heat island effect. (Clean Technica)
  • National Bike to Work Day isn't very effective at actually getting people to bike. (Strong Towns)
  • The D.C. Metro unveiled changes to bus routes that will make buses faster and more efficient, but also eliminate some low-ridership routes. (ABC 7)
  • Fences around light rail tracks discourage walking in Salt Lake City. (Weekly)
  • Bozeman named nine board members to oversee its new regional transit agency. (Daily Chronicle)
  • More than 70 percent of urban Africans walk daily, but cities there aren't very pedestrian friendly. (The Conversation)
  • South Korea's second-largest city, Busan, is embracing the 15-minute city concept. (Next City)

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