Today’s Headlines

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  • Bike-share is expanding in the Bay Area (NBC)
  • BART plans improvements to bike station access and parking (BART)
  • The heat wave vs. planes, trains, and automobiles: a hint of what’s to come (East Bay Times)
    • …and the weather’s effect on roads and sidewalks (KCRA)
  • Cafe hit by car was not wearing a helmet; pedestrians able to get out of the way (Berkeleyside)
  • London mayor wants to cut car trips, encourage biking, walking, transit (Guardian)
  • It’s not just California that has raised its gas tax—other states have too (Fox News)
  • Placer County to try again on tax measure for highway expansion (Sacramento Bee)
  • CA bill would reduce traffic fines for low-income drivers (Marketplace)
  • Developer finds it less expensive to increase affordable units and reduce parking (East Bay Times)
  • How to deal with NIMBYs (Vox)
  • Vanity could save the planet (Atlantic)
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District moves to allow more pollution (East Bay Times)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • How walkable is LA? (Curbed)
  • Help us find the right word for a street everyone can use (People for Bikes)
  • To increase bicycling, don’t follow Australia’s example (Bicycle Network)
  • Rogue bike share could do more harm than good (CityLab)
  • Still fighting over that 710 freeway tunnel (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
  • LOL: Innovative tech company accidentally invents a bus (PedestrianNY Magazine)
    • But it’s not really funny—those Lyft shuttles are undermining public transit for everyone else (Slate)
  • CA pushes to expand clean energy policies (Silicon Beat)
    • and many of those green energy jobs are going to LA County (Daily News)
  • Berkeley is fighting over zucchini plants instead of adding housing (Slate)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Reinventing the wheel? Long Beach to consider new bike registration system (hint: Bike Index, folks!) (Press Telegraph)
  • Cycling may be the cure for workplace stress (Total Women Cycling)
  • The myth that separated bike lanes cause pollution is total bunk; here’s why (Guardian)
  • Yet one more way automated cars pose a danger to bikes: Tesla doors have a mind of their own (Systemic Failure)
  • Cap-and-trade:
    • Quick recap of recent cap-and-trade moves (LA Weekly)
    • Supreme Court case: ARB responds to appeal on cap-and-trade (Law360)
    • Wieckowski’s bill (NCEL)
    • CA Republicans argue in favor of extending cap-and-trade, because the alternative will take control away from industry (Mercury News)
    • California’s climate change fight is also about public health (Time)
  • Electric buses, built in California, can bring jobs, business to the state (LA Times)
  • Google to build a transit-focused campus that could transform San Jose (Mercury News)

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