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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, […]
Helmets are too flimsy to protect cyclists says one British surgeon.

Helmets Do Nothing, Says British Surgeon

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Many cyclists believe bike helmets will protect their skull if they ever get into a crash, but a British neurosurgeon claimed they are not worth the trouble. Dr. Henry Marsh, a neurosurgeon at St. George’s Hospital in London who treats patients with cycling injuries, argued that most helmets are ineffective and “too flimsy” to keep […]

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 […]

Thursday’s Headlines

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Can airline-style rewards bring riders back to public transit? Agencies from Portland to Philadelphia think they’ll help attract customers poached by ride-hailing services, but critics say such programs are distractions from real issues like frequency, speed and reliability. (Wired) Since the 1950s, freeways have been shifting people and money from city centers to the suburbs, […]