Photo: Tim Templeton/Wikimedia
Photo: Tim Templeton/Wikimedia
  • Uber and Lyft are spending millions to convince voters that the exploitation of gig workers is really a matter of social justice. It worked in California. Will it work elsewhere? (Jacobin)
  • With federal COVID stimulus funds running out, transit systems in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles recently announced budget shortfalls and service cuts (Planetizer). At DC Metro, ridership is growing but unlikely to reach pre-pandemic levels, forcing the agency to move away from commuters (Washington Post).
  • An extension of Bay Area Rapid Transit to San Jose has been delayed until 2034. (SFist)
  • Milwaukee is improving roads and building new bike lanes to curb reckless driving. (Sentinel Diary)
  • Pedestrian and cyclist deaths have reached a critical point in Philadelphia. (Philly Voice)
  • Drivers killed a record 49 people in Albuquerque last year. (Newspaper)
  • With the support of cycling groups, King County, Washington is repealing its mandatory bicycle helmet law. Almost half of the tickets are issued to the homeless. (capitol hill seattle)
  • A St. Louis area council has voted to reopen and run the Delmar Loop trolley, but still needs federal funding for operations. (KSDKComment)
  • San Antonio received a favorable rating from the Federal Transit Administration for a bus rapid transit project. (KSAT)
  • Detroit continues to build about 50 miles of bike lanes a year despite mixed support from residents. (Detroit Bridge)
  • Boston cyclists say a pilot program expanding bike lanes on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge is making them feel safer, but vandals continue to toss the cones into the Charles River. (CBSBoston)
  • Development has been booming in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood since the opening of the Blue Line. (Axios)
  • Columbus, Ohio’s practice of regularly closing sidewalks for construction is at odds with its Vision Zero policy. (Underground)
  • After the deadliest year ever on Austin’s roads, new murals remind drivers to be safe and pay attention. (KXAN)

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