What’s Different About the New Federal E-Bike Credit ProposalBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A popular proposal for a federal e-bike credit is back in front of Congress — and this time, supporters have hard proof of concept that it will be the emissions-slashing, congestion-cutting, mode-shifting tool that Americans deserve.
What Parking Reform Means for People With DisabilitiesBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Practically every day, there's a new headline about a new effort in a U.S. city to reform its autocentric parking policies — and practically every time Streetsblog covers it, we get an email that asks what people with disabilities will do in a world with no accessible parking at all.
The AV Revolution Probably Won’t Revolutionize Parking in Dense CitiesBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Replacing human drivers with self-driving taxis might not actually remove many space-wasting parking lots from dense American cities, according to a new study that throws doubt onto one of the core arguments in favor of the autonomous vehicle revolution.
Three Things To Know About the National Lithium-Ion Battery Fire ‘Epidemic’By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Sustainable transportation advocates are calling for common-sense trade regulations, consumer education, and other reforms to keep prevent fires involving defective lithium-ion batteries — while simultaneously fighting misinformation that threatens to explode into a culture war against electric microbility.
Study: Pedestrian Death Rate More Than 2x Higher in Historically Red-Lined NeighborhoodsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Communities that were red-lined in the 1930s are still experiencing more than twice the rate of pedestrian deaths today than more privileged neighborhoods — and we can't achieve Vision Zero until we reckon with racist and classist policies that contribute to the disparity, a groundbreaking new study argues.
‘Secretary Pete Can’t Save You’: FHWA OKs Houston Highway Expansion After PauseBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
"The lesson here is, Secretary Pete is not going to come in and save the day," said one highway opponent. "And he probably isn’t capable of saving the day."
Study: Cognitive Screenings for Aging Drivers Cut Some Crashes — But They Have a Disturbing DownsideBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Simply taking away the licenses of older drivers who show signs of dementia without addressing the dangers of the car-dependent communities in which they live may not deliver as many safety benefits as policymakers hope, a new study suggests — and it may spike the number of death among seniors who walk and bike, too.
Stop the Spin: How to Spot Nine Types of Auto-Industry DisinformationBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Corporate disinformation has played a key role in creating America's deadly transportation culture — and it will keep happening until advocates learn to spot the most common forms of spin and organize against the policies they helped create.
Are Blinding SUV Headlights Making US Roads Less Safe?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Blindspots the size of a pre-school classroom. Hulking curb weights. Tall, aggressive hoods that can easily strike a fully-grown adult at the level of the neck. Those are just a few of the design features common on American SUVs and pick-up trucks that experts suspect are driving the U.S. roadway death crisis.
What Did Denverites Do With All Those Free E-Bikes? (Answer: Not Drive So Much)By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Denver's decision to invest in its climate and economic future by helping residents buy e-bikes is already paying off for the region, new data shows.
Dear 15-Minute Conspiracy Theorists: You Already Live in a Transportation DystopiaBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Right-wing conspiracy theorists have seized on the 15-minute city, where every resident can — gasp — safely and conveniently meet their basic needs without supporting a constellation of automotive interests along the way. Here's why they're wrong.
Advocates Applaud ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Grantees — With Some ExceptionsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The Department of Transportation's first picks for a historic new grant program aimed at repairing neighborhoods torn apart by highways were met by applause from advocates — even as they cautioned that far more remains to be done.