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Wednesday’s Headlines

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E-scooter and bike rentals doubled to 84 million in 2018. Most of the increase came from e-scooters and dockless bikes, but experts say docked bike-shares are more likely to be sustainable. (Deseret News) Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is preparing a detailed report on its controversial plan to remake Toronto’s waterfront as a “smart neighborhood” with […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Sponsored post: Spin and Better Block Foundation are calling on designers, urbanists and anyone who cares about safe and livable streets, to submit ideas for a new generation of multimodal parklets. Winning designs will get built and installed in Denver in September. Let’s take back our streets from cars, one space at a time. Apply […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Sponsored post: Spin and Better Block Foundation are calling on designers, urbanists and anyone who cares about safe and livable streets, to submit ideas for a new generation of multimodal parklets. Winning designs will get built and installed in Denver in September. Let’s take back our streets from cars, one space at a time. Apply […]

Friday’s Headlines

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Uber wants a monopoly on transportation — not only ride-hailing, but public transit, flight, delivery, ambulances and even freight (Axios). Speaking of Uber, the company says it will launch flying taxis in Dallas and Los Angeles in 2023. (Commercial Observer) Wired asks if micromobility in America is a bust. Spoiler alert: No. Or is it? Chinese […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Commuters in most cities are spending more time than ever stuck in traffic. The solution? Making it easier to walk, bike and take transit will benefit drivers, too. (Curbed) Oh, good — now delivery robots are about to start clogging up the sidewalks. (Tech Crunch) Transit riders, teachers and others are protesting Nashville Mayor David […]

Wednesday’s Headlines

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Realizing they need density to support public transit, make housing more affordable and prevent climate change, a number of cities are rethinking the idea of single-family zoning. (NY Times) Pedestrian deaths rose by 35 percent between 2008 and 2017, according to Smart Growth America’s latest Dangerous by Design report. Things got even worse for cyclists […]