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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 Care About Safety

Traffic safety is a priority for more than 90 percent of Americans, according to a recent poll, and most of those would even be willing to pay higher taxes to fund it.

November 20, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Are Ready to Fight

Younger urban residents are banding together to fight freeway projects like the new Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, just like their forebears.

November 17, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Are Stuck Inside

How safer streets can get kids off the couch and into the fresh air, plus more in headlines.

November 16, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines About the Biggest Boondoggles

Why are we still expanding highways in the year of our lord, 2023?

November 15, 2023

All Aboard Tuesday’s Headlines

From brand-new train cars to better service on the coasts and in the Upper Midwest, Amtrak is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to federal infrastructure spending.

November 14, 2023

Monday’s Headlines Are E-xcited About E-Bikes

The National Association of City Transportation Officials reports that bikeshare ridership topped 72 million in 2022, but shared e-scooters have not recovered as well from the pandemic.

November 13, 2023

Friday’s Headlines Cap and Train

A simple new strategy to increase ridership, and more in headlines.

November 10, 2023

Thursday’s Headlines Narrow Our Options

A multimodal vehicle sharing outfit becomes yet another app-taxi.

November 9, 2023

Wednesday’s Headlines Have a Complete Vision

Pedestrian deaths soared by 77 percent between 2010 and 2021. Is the Biden administration taking it seriously?

November 8, 2023

Tuesday’s Headlines Refuse to Turn Right on Red

The U.S. is one of the few places to allow right turns on red in a misguided effort to save gas, but many cities are now reconsidering the deadly policy.

November 7, 2023