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The Debt Ceiling Deal Could Be Bad News For Freeway FightersBy Kea Wilson |
A poison pill buried within the new debt ceiling deal would "gut" key elements of the nation's bedrock environmental law in exchange for preventing a national default and could make it easier for highway-building agencies to expedite road projects that harm vulnerable communities for generations, advocates warn.
Friday’s Headlines Are In DemandBy Blake Aued |
Widening highways increases demand for even more highway lanes, while building rail increases demand for property near rail lines.
Despite ‘Lofty’ Climate Goals, United Nations Bans Cyclists on its CampusBy Julianne Cuba |
Cyclists are barred from bringing their two-wheelers onto the vaunted United Nations campus, while drivers, who are notorious for skirting parking tickets, are waved right through its security gates.
Talking Headways Podcast: The First City on MarsBy Jeff Wood |
This week we’re joined by Tufts professor Justin Hollander to talk about his new book, "The First City on Mars: An Urban Planner's Guide to Settling the Red Planet."
Thursday’s Headlines Build Back Better?By Blake Aued |
The Biden administration's planning grants are a start, but it will take decades and billions more to undo the damage of urban freeways.
Feds Propose ‘Automatic Braking’ Rule — But It’s Not Strong Enough, Advocates WarnBy Kea Wilson |
An aggressive new federal safety rule would eventually require automakers to install on new cars technology that can detect pedestrians and stop crashes before they happen — but there remain several key flaws in the proposal, advocates and experts said.