Recent Streetsblog USA posts about California

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Opinion: Alternatives to California’s Pro-Car Giveaway

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Of the myriad motorist giveaways now being rushed into place around the U.S., none sting like California’s. The specifics of the so-called relief plan are still being worked on. But the basic shape is expected to hew to the contours posted by Newsom’s office this past week and shown further below: $9 billion in payments to households of $400 per registered car (limit of two per family) and just $2 billion to make transit cheaper
Photo: Stephen Braitsch via Streetsblog SF

How To Make a COVID-Era Pop-Up Park Permanent

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San Francisco activists are fighting their city’s decision to allow high-speed vehicle traffic back onto a road that was transformed into a beloved public park during the pandemic — and the legal mechanism they’re using to do it could be a blueprint for advocates across the country fighting to keep their own COVID-era street improvements.