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Friday’s Headlines Spark Fireworks

Happy Fourth of July! Housing and transit writer Darrell Owens ponders why so few Americans seem to care about all the deaths caused by cars and drivers.

  • What is about the "death cult" of cars that makes even educated liberals lose their minds when someone proposes modest safety improvements? (The Discourse Lounge)
  • The National Transportation Center at Morgan State University compiled a report on Complete Streets best practices.
  • Record heat waves caused by climate change mean that sidewalks can cause searing burns. (Seattle Times)
  • Uber and Lyft never really did leave Minneapolis, but their upstart competitors are still growing. (Star Tribune)
  • Vision Zero improvements at Austin's most dangerous intersections led to a 30 percent decline in injuries and deaths. (Community Impact)
  • Cleveland cyclists say the city isn't making fast enough progress on bike infrastructure. (Ideastream Public Media)
  • Colorado transit officials believe the simple change of leaving elevator doors open while at rest could cut crime at light rail stations. (Westminster Window)
  • Albuquerque bought electric vans for an on-demand microtransit program. (KUNM)
  • Tulsa bikeshare This Machine is shutting down. (News on 6)
  • Looking for something to do this weekend? The D.C. area offers several transit-accessible railroad museums. (Greater Greater Washington)

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