Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Election 2014

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 […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

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Traffic fumes cause as many as 4 million cases of asthma a year among kids, according to a new study. Experts hope the study will spur cities to curb air pollution by improving transit, replacing bus fleets and incentivizing electric vehicles. (QZ) More Uber IPO hot takes: Uber spends a big chunk of its IPO […]

Monday’s Headlines

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Uber filed paperwork for its long-awaited initial public stock offering. Despite the company’s claims that it complements transit, the IPO reveals what we’ve suspected all along: It’s competing with public transportation. The goal is to operate at a loss until it achieves dominance, then jack up prices. (Jalopnik) More on the Uber IPO: The company […]