An 11th-hour legal battle over the future of one of America's most talked-about highway teardowns is sparking a debate about what it really means to "reconnect communities" devastated by highway construction — and possibly offering a preview of similar fights on deck in other U.S. cities.
On today's special edition of The Brake, we're re-broadcasting an episode of Charles T. Brown's "Arrested Mobility" podcast that centered around what happened when St. Louis forced e-scooters out of its downtown — featuring our own Kea Wilson!
Imagine a world where every cell phone in every pocket in America could be instantly transformed into a portable traffic camera, capable of issuing misbehaving motorists a ticket with little more than a few swipes on a touch screen.
Philadelphia is the latest U.S. city to agree to make its sidewalks accessible to people who use assistive devices — though the win would be more significant if people with mobility challenges weren't so often forced to sue to get basic access to the places where they live.
A coalition of disability rights groups is calling on their city to cancel an headline-grabbing transportation pilot that they say will only make streets worse for people with mobility challenges — and build a better one with their needs at the center.