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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.

Monday’s Headlines Want to Walk Safely

Drivers are still killing record numbers of pedestrians, but the number of walking trips people take has fallen drastically. Meanwhile, a number of cities continue to find ways to try to make their streets safer.

November 6, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are Getting a Jump on Holiday Shopping

Business owners think their sales will nosedive if the city takes away parking. But often, the opposite is true.

November 3, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Plowing Ahead

Psychologists looked at various personality traits that make people neighborly and found that — shocker — people who bike or walk care more about their community than drivers.

November 2, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Are Enjoying Our Candy

But today's headlines are about U.S. drivers' resistance to electric vehicles, the Republican vendetta against cars that run on anything but gas, and how aggressive EV policy is costing even greener modes, like walking, biking and transit.

November 1, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Compete for Curbs

Curbs are useful for a lot of things, and competition for space is growing. But the default in many cities is still free parking.

October 31, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Are Running on E

Nope, not the fuel gauge — our electric bikes don't have one. Plus, the pros of roundabouts, the Biden administration's equity record and more news.

October 30, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Take It Slow

Fast roads trump big vehicles when it comes to pedestrian deadliness.

October 27, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Feel the Need for Speed

A new Mineta Transportation Institute report touts the economic and environmental benefits of high-speed rail.

October 26, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Were Bankrupted by Cars

More than six percent of Americans are at least two months behind on their car payments, a nearly 30-year high, and the problem is only likely to get worse.

October 25, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Breathe in the Air

Don't be afraid to care... about all the harmful pollution cars spew, in addition to all the people they kill in crashes.

October 24, 2023