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  • Less than a year after its adoption, the federal infrastructure law is proving woefully insufficient to curb America’s dependence on oil. (The American Perspective)
  • The solution offered by many executives to high gas prices is a gas tax holiday. It is, however, a terrible idea, as it would increase profits while offering little relief to motorists. As most policy makers recognized as early as 2008, the only solution is to end our dependence on fossil fuels. (Vice)
  • the climate + community projectGreen New Deal for Transportation calls for electrification of mass transit and freight delivery, a clean power grid, increased funding for mass transit and intercity rail, end of construction new highways, 10,000 miles of protected bike lanes and a new “cash for clunkers” program.
  • This plan resembles how Copenhagen became a cycling paradise after the 1973 oil crisis (fast company). Meanwhile, Braked hooked on one aspect: what if the Biden administration simply paid people not to drive?
  • Another report, this one from American PIRGfocuses on the value of electrifying school bus fleets, which can help the entire network go green by storing clean energy for the many hours they are not on the road.
  • Anderson Cooper interviewed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the infrastructure law in “60 Minutes.” (PBS News)
  • Churches have long relied on a large parking lot to grow their congregations, but now they have amassed so much land that their parking lots have become a barrier between the church and the surrounding community. (Christian century)
  • Silicon Valley is replacing outdated, car-centric office parks with pedestrian-friendly campuses. (fast company)
  • The Texas DOT just figured out that widening I-35 in Austin would require demolishing a three-year-old affordable housing complex. (KUT)
  • Atlanta is backtracking on its promises of a pedestrian-friendly Peachtree Street. (Urbanize)
  • Thanks to rising gas prices, bike sales have risen 150% in Corpus Christi since February. (KIII)
  • UK authorities are warning local governments that road projects will not be funded if they increase carbon emissions or do not allow cycling, walking or public transport. (Forbes)
  • New Zealand is cutting public transport fares in half to offer struggling families an alternative to high petrol prices. (The Guardian)

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