California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Cal Expo in Sacramento where he announced an executive order requiring the sale of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, a move the governor says would achieve a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. California would be the first state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)
On this episode, host Kea Wilson sits down with Olatunji Oboi Reed of Equiticity to talk about "community mobility rituals," or regular, free, hyper-local events that dismantle barriers to sustainable transportation and build the social infrastructure that neighborhoods need.
New efforts by federal and state authorities to encourage the construction of housing in walkable and transit-rich communities suggests that many cities' best chance at progressive zoning reform will come from the top down, rather than the grass roots.
A six-month Streetsblog investigation found that streets near schools are uniquely dangerous, with rates of crashes and injuries that exceed city averages — particularly near schools where most students are poor or children of color.
Ride-hailing has never been good for transit, and now some app users could return to buses and trains as the cost of Uber and Lyft rides rises.
Nonetheless, e-bike incentives still aren't an easy sell among the groups that are best poised to create them.
Don't spend it on roads. Go big or go home. And first, do no harm. Plus, pedestrians deaths are rising, and stories about them continue to get the facts wrong.