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The Continuing Quest for a More Walkable Los Angeles 20.4.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Angelenos spend unfathomable amounts of time in cars navigating traffic jams—ones that definitely don’t turn into La La Land-style dance parties . A recent study by INRIX, a transportation analytics company, found that Los Angeles residents spend 100 hours in traffic congestion, the worst in the United States. Despite L.A.’s car-centric reputation, walking and taking public transit is the norm for many Angelenos, especially people of color. According to Los Angeles Metro, the county’s transit agency, most of its passengers are African American or Latino. Social inequality is baked into the regional land use laws characterized by low-density sprawl that has contributed to car dependence. Affluent, majority-white communities concentrated in the most desirable areas are effectively walled off by “redlining,” segregated housing policies that prevented low-income people and people of color from buying homes and living in white neighborhoods. Before World War II, L.A. ...
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Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport — if it wasn’t for stupid humans 19.4.2018 Washington Post
Electric scooters might revolutionize urban transport — if it wasn’t for stupid humans
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Today’s conveniences, a touch of tradition, and shops, restaurants and Metro at Rosslyn development 17.4.2018 Washington Post
Today’s conveniences, a touch of tradition, and shops, restaurants and Metro at Rosslyn development
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It's Trump who is attacking 'all we stand for' 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“It's an attack on our country in a true sense. It's an attack on all we stand for."

Donald Trump’s statement Monday, the central assertion in an unsettled tirade he launched into upon hearing that the office, home and hotel room of his attorney, Michael Cohen, were searched by the FBI, is the...

Is Camden ready for bike sharing? Residents will find out this May 11.4.2018 Philly.com News
The pilot program will test whether bike sharing can benefit residents in a small, low-income community like Camden.
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Here's why Metro wants to get rid of D.C.'s last trolley trestle 11.4.2018 Washington Post
Here's why Metro wants to get rid of D.C.'s last trolley trestle
Colorado work zone deaths skyrocket in 2017, report says 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
A recent report says work zone fatalities in Colorado have skyrocketed.
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Walker Stapleton discovered fraud helped him qualify for governor’s race. So now he’s taking a new path to make 2018 ballot. 10.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Walker Stapleton, the leading Republican candidate for governor in Colorado, acknowledged Tuesday that his campaign submitted fraudulent petitions to qualify for the 2018 ballot.
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Under Trump, new transportation grants ditch bikes, walkways 8.4.2018 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That's so Obama-era....
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Andrew McCutchen hits a walk-off home run to lift Giants over Dodgers 7-5 in 14 innings 8.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The end was fitting. The game started during the day. It came after 48 hours without Dodgers baseball, one day off mandated by the schedule and a second forced by Bay Area rainfall. For more than five tortuous hours Saturday — long enough for pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to pinch-hit with the bases loaded,...

As e-biking grows, U.S. cities consider easing rules on where the machines may be used 7.4.2018 Washington Post
As e-biking grows, U.S. cities consider easing rules on where the machines may be used
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It's easy for L.A.'s leaders to be tough on the gun lobby. Let's see them stand up for traffic safety 5.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When it comes to standing up to the gun lobby, Los Angeles’ leaders are rightly all-in. Our city has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and a recent bill by L.A. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell would boycott companies that do business with the National Rifle Association. As...

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Villanova parade: How and where to watch the NCAA champions 5.4.2018 Philly.com News
Everything you need to know about the Villanova victory parade this Thursday in Philadelphia.
Review: LimeBike's new dockless scooters are a whimsical ride, but not a practical one 4.4.2018 Washington Post
Review: LimeBike's new dockless scooters are a whimsical ride, but not a practical one
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Lawyers for Uber Victim's Family Say Issue Is 'Resolved' 29.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A law firm hired by the family of an Arizona woman who died after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle said the issue “has been resolved.”
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Toward Car-Free Cities: 3 Reasons Why London’s Congestion Charge Is Working 29.3.2018 THE CITY FIX
“Toward Car-Free Cities,” a blog series by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Urban Mobility Team, explores the challenges and opportunities for Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies. TDM focuses on reducing the demand for private vehicles through combining public policy ...
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Tech firms, government officials put the brakes on tests of self-driving vehicles after fatal Uber crash 28.3.2018 Washington Post
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this week banned Uber’s self-driving cars from the state’s roads after one of the company’s vehicles fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe. Separately, Uber also agreed to stop testing autonomous vehicles in California.
Ridesharing Versus Public Transit 27.3.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Many working people rely on public transportation to get to their jobs. Mass transit choices have often been entangled with racial politics as well. So not surprisingly, issues of race and class are reflected in the Uber-ization of our city streets. Even in American cities with subways, public transportation has been poorly funded and provided sketchy service, compared with the efficient and highly functional mass transit systems in most major European or Japanese cities. Taxi service also has been deficient, with a medallion system in major cities that has constrained the supply of taxis and made it difficult to keep up with demand or provide quality service. Not surprisingly, the U.S. rate of private ownership of vehicles is one of the highest in the world. Cheap gas and relatively ample parking contribute to this tilt. When Lyft, followed by Uber, provided an alternative, ridesharing quickly zoomed in popularity. The 15 percent to 20 percent of Americans who ...
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Waymo Orders Up to 20,000 Jaguar SUVs for Driverless Fleet 27.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
As Uber reels from a fatal crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles, rival Waymo is moving ahead, buying as many as 20,000 Jaguar vehicles for its robot fleet.
Why it may be time to put self-driving cars in the slow lane 26.3.2018 Washington Post
Why it may be time to put self-driving cars in the slow lane
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