Tuesday headlines fall asleep at the wheel – Streetsblog USA

Despite many safety issues with self-driving cars, regulators still seem to be behind (Voice). But the government appears poised to relax the rules further, if at all, despite the fact that self-driving cars have not been shown to be safer and could be disastrous for the climate (Washington Post).

Owning a car is even more expensive than you might think: a recent German study put the lifetime cost at almost $700,000, including a government subsidy of $275,000. (Forbes)

The Final Mile philanthropic program has been a resounding success in helping cities build better cycling infrastructure. (Planetizer)

Automatic braking systems don’t work on dark roads, where a third of pedestrian deaths occur. (Streetsblog USA)

In response to news that seven out of 10 pedestrian deaths in Portland were homeless, Mayor Ted Wheeler chose to blame the victims by banning camping along high-accident-rate hallways, rather than follow advice from transportation and housing advocates, such as lowering speed limits and implementing traffic calming. . (BikePortland)

Drivers killed eight Philadelphia cyclists last year, the most since 1997. (Greater Philadelphia Cycling Coalition)

It remains unclear when or if a $13 billion plan for Charlotte regional transit will pass before voters. (WFAE)

A debate over bike lanes in Columbus pits bike advocates against an otherwise beloved independent cinema. The reality, however, is that bike lanes help small businesses, not hurt them. (Living)

Businesses battled bike lanes in San Diego’s North Park, fearing a loss parking lot would mean the loss of customers, but already hundreds of people use them every day. (SCS 8)

Tacoma plans to reduce speed limits on residential streets as part of its Vision Zero plan. (Newsstand)

The Canton, Ohio, Transit Agency will study the feasibility of a light rail line between downtown and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Deposit)

A Seattle construction crew working on a bus rapid transit project has discovered the remains of a 120-year-old streetcar line. (KING 5)

Angry Dutch residents are threatening, perhaps a little facetiously, to bomb Jeff Bezos’ 400ft yacht with rotten eggs if Rotterdam, where the sailboat is being built, follows through on a plan to dismantle a historic bridge because he can’t get under it. (New York Post)

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