The Claiborne Freeway in New Orleans is the nation's best candidate for freeway dismantling, says the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Photo: The Advocate via CNU
The Claiborne Freeway in New Orleans is the nation’s best candidate for freeway dismantling, says the Congress for the New Urbanism. Photo: The Advocate via CNU
  • A New York Times interactive feature illustrates how the construction of highways has segregated cities.
  • Tesla’s misnamed full self-driving function cannot pass a driving test in Europe. So why is it allowed in the United States? (The edge)
  • More homeless people are turning to public transit for shelter because their cities are running out of housing, but some are also using it to get to and from work or services. (wise logs)
  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Oakland on Sunday to tout funds to reconnect communities divided by expressways (San Jose Mercury News). On Monday, he traveled to Houston (ABC 13), where he was reportedly late for his press conference because he was stuck in traffic (Twitter).
  • As the closure of the DC Metro Yellow Line extends, officials fear commuters will turn to cars or work from home permanently. (Washington Post)
  • A sales tax in Hillsborough County, Florida, would raise $342 million a year for transportation, 45% of which is for public transit. But a trial over the language of the ballot threatens the November referendum. (Tampa Bay Weather)
  • Expect more buses and less road construction in Denver now that Colorado requires the environmental impact of transportation projects to be considered. (Denver Post)
  • San Diego received a $300 million California grant to move a rail line away from an environmentally sensitive area. (Union-Tribune)
  • Even typically progressive San Francisco isn’t immune to bikelash. (Standard)
  • The Seattle suburb of Bellevue has two car-free zone projects. (The town planner)
  • A citizens’ plan for the Belgian city of Leuven calls for giving priority to pedestrians and restricting car traffic. (Climate-KIC)
  • The successor to Germany’s popular nine-euro summer public transport pass won’t be quite as cheap, but it could still entice drivers to take public transport instead. (city ​​laboratory)
  • The number of potential drivers taking Barcelona transit instead could fill more than 50 stadiums. (The mayor)

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