Today’s Headlines

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  • Pondering Bike to Work Day (Restless Urbanist)
  • Caltrans News flash: Director Malcolm Dougherty on what Caltrans is doing for bikes
  • We aren’t lazy. So why aren’t more of us biking to work? (SLO Tribune)
  • Nevada County puts out draft Regional Transportation Plan (YubaNet.com)
  • Lake Tahoe bike trails getting spring makeover (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
  • New Yucca Loma bridge opens to people—and pets—before cars (VV Daily Press)
    • …but the bridge worries Apple Valley residents, as it will bring in more traffic (VVDaily Press)
  • Is Open Streets a glimpse into Watsonville’s bike-friendly future? (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
  • Sacramento Bee feels the need to explain its Sunday Streets event
  • Does cap-and-trade need a 2/3 vote? (LA Times)
  • Asm Melendez’s claim that SB1 “diverts” transportation money is wrong (Politifact)
  • Self-driving cars will make—er, are making—congestion worse (Vox)
  • Those ceramic dots marking freeway lane lines are going to be phased out (OC Register)

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Photo: NYC Mayor's Office

Yesterday’s Times Square Toll Was Terrible — But So Is a Typical Day of Traffic Violence

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Given the high-profile location, the number of victims, and recent instances of people using vehicles to kill for ideology, it's understandable that yesterday's crash drew so much attention. But it's important to recognize that as terrible as the Times Square carnage was for a single incident, the same human toll occurs on a daily basis on NYC streets -- it's just dispersed across the city.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Bike to work in San Diego (SDNews)
  • Redlands gets new bikeways (Patch, The Sun)
  • Imperial County, for one, considers how to spend new gas tax revenue (Calexico Chronicle)
  • The battle over completing the 710 freeway continues (LA Times)
  • LA Metro to “reimagine” its bus system (The Source)
  • SF supe says autonomous delivery robots are a hazard (Wired)
  • The new battle lines over cap-and-trade in California (Cal Matters)
  • Researchers look for “cool” pavements that don’t cause more problems than they’re worth (Phys.Org)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

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