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Wednesday’s Headlines

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Fining poor people for walking won’t keep them from dying — only redesigning roads to be safe for everyone will do that. (Talk Poverty) Now that Uber and Lyft have shareholders who will pressure them to turn a profit, the era of cheap fares is over. (Fox Business) A Georgetown University study of Washington, D.C. […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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The micro-mobility revolution might be drawing nearer, but it’s not here yet. Rides on shared bikes and scooters doubled between 2017 and 2018, showing a thirst for alternatives to cars. But three quarters of Americans still drive to work alone — a figure that’s barely budged since 2010. (City Lab) Working with the same National […]

Monday’s Headlines

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City Lab maps out where traffic pollution is most likely to give children asthma: Spoiler alert: the Northeast, the Great Lakes region and Southern California. Asthma attacks are one reason why a Guardian columnist says cars are killing us, and we have to phase them out within 10 years. But there are also plenty of […]

Friday’s Headlines

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America is falling back in love with streetcars, but is it nostalgia? Mobility Lab points out that what people really want is frequent, reliable and cheap transit service, whether it’s on tracks or tires. Streetcars once provided that, but there was a reason cities ditched them for buses in the first place. “Portable benefits” like […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Grist has a must-read story about how I-980 destroyed the black neighborhood of West Oakland and why the city now wants to replace it with parks and affordable housing. Though it’s not so simple as that! Turns out, paint is not a force field (as Streetsblog previously reported). Australian researchers discovered that drivers pass cyclists […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Even in car-happy California, people looking for housing in Los Angeles increasingly want to live near transit — which is reflected in real estate listings that emphasize proximity to Metrolink rail and subway stops. (Housing Wire) Younger Republicans are breaking with President Trump over climate change. Most believe that the climate is already changing, and […]