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Blake Aued

Blake Aued has been doing Streetsblog’s daily national news digest for years. He’s also an Atlanta Braves fan, which enrages his editor in New York.

Friday’s Headlines Are Tired Out

Whether it's from degradation or the dust resulting from wear and tear, it's becoming increasingly clear that tire and brake emissions are harmful, perhaps even exceeding tailpipe emissions.

September 22, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Have a New Pattern

Working from home may have killed the commute, but people are taking more frequent, shorter trips instead. Whether this adds up to less or more driving overall depends on the city.

September 21, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Go Carless

A Washington state advocacy group for the disabled is challenging everyone to give up driving for the week of Oct. 2 to find out how hard it is to get around in most parts of the U.S.

September 20, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Living the Van Life

For small towns that can't support fixed-route transit, Uber-style microtransit can provide affordable rides for those who can't or don't want to drive.

September 19, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Are Going Striking

The UAW strike against the Big Three automakers enters its fourth day as the union seeks to ensure that labor isn't left behind during the EV revolution.

September 18, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are Drowning in Debt

Regulators believe some auto lenders are setting up used-car buyers to fail. Auto debt has reached $1.5 trillion, a 28 percent jump since 2020.

September 15, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are a Hacker’s Dream

Electric vehicles are creating a whole new level of security and privacy risks that no one is prepared to deal with.

September 14, 2023

Honey, I Shrunk Wednesday’s Headlines

The future of electric vehicles has fewer than four wheels: According to a new Bloomberg report, global sales of two- and three-wheeled EVs are far outpacing cars and trucks.

September 13, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Need to Slim Down

"Rolling SUV fatsos" should be heavily taxed so North American cities become more like Paris, with its tiny cars and human-powered delivery vehicles, according to The Globe and Mail.

September 12, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Are Roadkill

Possums squished under tires aren't the only victims of car-related violence. Pollution kills wildlife as well, and roads even prevent some species from mating.

September 11, 2023