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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.

Thursday’s Headlines Check In On Vision Zero

Ten years after the concept crossed the Atlantic, traffic deaths are on the rise in the U.S. despite a few cities' success stories.

February 8, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines Shrink to Fit

Microtransit has gotten a bad rap, but in some cases, it could play an important role in decarbonizing the transportation sector, a new Citylab article argues.

February 7, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Reach Safety

Next time a driver complains about bike lanes, tell them that making streets safer for cyclists makes them safer for everyone.

February 6, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Ride the Cheese Wagon

Because schools are often built on the outskirts of town and bus drivers are hard to find, more parents are driving their kids to school, which has environmental, health and educational consequences.

February 5, 2024

Friday’s Headlines Are Kicked to the Curb

Author Henry Grabar makes a comprehensive case for parking reform, including smart curbside pricing to keep workers from parking on the street all day.

February 2, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines Are Micro and Mobile

Shared bikes and scooters are more popular than ever, but venture capital funding is drying up, and poor decisions by companies and cities threaten the industry.

February 1, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines Color Inside the Lines

Intersections with colorful crosswalks reduce crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians by 50%, and now the U.S. DOT is finally letting cities get creative.

January 31, 2024

Tuesday’s Headlines Are On Cruise Control

Driverless carmaker Cruise released a law firm's report laying the company's recent troubles at the feet of its own executives.

January 30, 2024

Monday’s Headlines Are Too Tall

Unlike on dating app profiles, height isn't a good thing when it comes to vehicles — in fact, it's deadly, as high hoods are more likely to crush a pedestrian's chest or head in a collision.

January 29, 2024

Don’t Tread on Friday’s Headlines

Miami drivers are finding out the hard way about EV tire wear. Plus, speed governors in California, parking reform in Minnesota and Phoenix, and more news.

January 26, 2024