Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Climate emergency

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y. bikes in his city, but his budget reconciliation measure may not include anything for active modes. Image: Planet Gordon, CC

Reconciliation Bill Will Go Big on EVs

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The massive reconciliation bill under consideration in Congress would fall short of achieving our greenhouse gas reduction target — and the climate wins it does achieve would come disproportionately from consumer incentives for electric vehicles, rather than by shifting drivers out of cars. 
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.