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Grand jury: San Mateo is not doing enough on bike safety; SF asks state to slow expansion of driverless vehicles; Major fire at hydrogen bus fueling station in Kern County; More

8:43 AM PDT on July 20, 2023

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  • Grand Jury finds, again, that San Mateo cities are not doing even the bare minimum to increase bike safety (San Mateo Daily Journal)
  • Weighing the tradeoffs between reliability and clean energy. Is it a false dilemma? (LA Times)
  • CA road use charge pilot on schedule (Planetizen)
  • Are cities really more appealing if you can drive through them easily? (Planetizen)
  • Explosions, fire at Kern County hydrogen station destroy a bus, damage station (Mass Transit)
  • San Francisco asks state to slow expansion of driverless vehicles (SF Standard)
    • In response, CPUC will question Cruise and Waymo about what's gone wrong (Forbes)
  • Santa Monica could be the next city to offer e-bike incentives (Santa Monica Next)
  • What will replace the last Northern California horse race track? (Berkeleyside)
  • Spain's conservative government wants to tear out bike infrastructure; but heat wave makes them urge people to drive less (Reuters)

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