Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Special Features

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Lyft’s courtroom victory making it the sole bike-share provider in San Francisco is also a big win for the company in its war with Uber. (Business Insider) A scooter skeptic has seen the light. (Washington Post) The ride-hailing bubble is about to burst, part infinity. (National Review) Parking in Los Angeles is a blood sport, […]

Monday’s Headlines

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The National Complete Streets Coalition ranked the 100 most dangerous congressional districts for pedestrians in an addendum to its most recent Dangerous by Design report (Forbes). Topped by Arizona’s Seventh District, the vast majority are in the South and West. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) says he wants a committee […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Speeding up the shift to electric vehicles in the U.S., as China is doing, could boost the economy and have a major impact on climate change. So could building more bike lanes and transit infrastructure. (Fast Company) A proposed Senate bill would set aside 5 percent of federal highway funds for Complete Streets. Better than […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Shaped by Big Oil, auto barons, segregation, mortgage lenders and suburbanites, the American legal system has made car ownership a virtual necessity. Not only that — traffic laws prioritize the safety of car occupants, criminal penalties are less for those who kill with cars, and courts make it difficult to sue those drivers. (The Atlantic) […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Biking is the future of urban transportation, but the poor are being left behind. (Daily Beast) A former Department of Labor administrator in the Obama Administration makes the case that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees with labor rights. (L.A. Times) Automaker Lee Iacocca — who was as responsible as anyone for America’s car culture  […]