Simply changing the way we power our cars will not be enough to stop climate change.  Photo: USGBC
Simply changing the way we power our cars will not be enough to stop climate change. Photo: USGBC
  • Banning gas-powered cars is a good first step, says the lawyer, but simply switching to electric vehicles won’t be enough to avert a climate crisis. People will also have to drive less, which means we need better public transport and denser housing. (Wired) That’s because at the end of the day, an electric car is still a car – which means it still kills people and still needs freeways to drive on. (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Biden administration wants to reshape America’s self-centered infrastructure. Twenty-seven states, however, have laws against spending gas tax revenue on anything other than roads. (Road Fifty)
  • Road diets, protected bike lanes and pedestrian islands are among the most effective ways to make streets safer, according to a wealth of data on deaths and injuries before and after projects in New York City. (Governing)
  • Jaywalking laws should be repealed because road design has far more to do with safety than with pedestrian behavior. (Traffic technology today)
  • Transportation Secretary — and new Michigan resident — Pete Buttigieg responds to the Republican official who called the openly gay cabinet member a “weak little girl.” (Detroit Free Press)
  • The Charlotte Transit Agency caps passenger fares at $88 per month. This is the price of an unlimited monthly subscription, but some cannot afford to pay it upfront. (Axios)
  • Milwaukee is considering closing Brady Street to cars after a fatal hit-and-run. (Urban Milwaukee)
  • An on-demand shuttle service that picks up Atlanta transit riders and takes them to a station or stop has grown steadily during a six-month pilot project. (WABE)
  • Arlington County is the latest DC-area government to lower speed limits. (OMCP)
  • A new development in Nashville will feature retail on side streets instead of the noisy, pollution-choked Main Street in a bid to make it more pedestrian-friendly. (Stage)

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