Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Environment

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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.
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Talking Headways Podcast: Saved Mental Energy

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This week we're joined by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett to talk about their book, "Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives." We chat about the ambient stress and anxiety created by auto-oriented cities, the mental energy saved by car-light spaces, and the difference between engineering and ecological resilience.