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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.

Tuesday’s Headlines Need a Camera to My Eye

Reminding which lies have I been hiding — like that I was driving illegally in the bus lane or bike lane.

May 28, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Depend on How You Phrase It

How to reduce emissions through taxes is pretty clear, but to sell it to the public, you can't make lower-income people pay.

May 24, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Need a Hero

Who will save transit now that federal COVID funds are running out? The New York Times investigates.

May 23, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Are Also About Parking

More headlines about the need for less parking.

May 21, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Need Housing, Not Parking

With U.S. cities facing a well-publicized housing crisis, there's certainly no shortage of places where people can store their cars.

May 20, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Boldly Go Where Many Have Gone Before

A new Uber service will allow large groups of people traveling to the same destination to share a vehicle that carries up to 55 occupants. Sound familiar?

May 17, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Taste Great and Are Less Filling

Is shooting for "car-lite" cities a more realistic goal than "car-free"? One author thinks so. Either way, new evidence suggests that less exposure to emissions lowers the risk of asthma.

May 16, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines Think Walking Is for the Children

Speeding drivers kill 100 students a year and injure another 25,000, as many cities have not implemented proven safety measures like traffic calming and marked crosswalks near schools.

May 15, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Want a Seat at the Table

The U.S. transportation system is designed by drivers for drivers. But the millions of people who can't drive or prefer to walk, bike or take transit should be consulted as well, an excerpt from a new book recently published at Next City says.

May 14, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Put People Over Parking

The U.S. has more than 1 billion parking spaces — about three for every person — so it makes sense that cities don't want to build more.

May 13, 2024