Skip to Content
Streetsblog California home
Streetsblog California home
Log In
Today's Headlines

Monday’s Headlines

Average American car is overweight; CPUC approves AVs despite strong opposition, and AVs are not ready; More

  • The average American car is over 1k lbs heavier than in the 1980s - gained 175 lbs in the last year (Bloomberg)
  • CPUC approves autonomous cars despite strong public and official opposition (The Guardian, Planetizen)
  • Absolutely not ready: Cruise blames too many people on cell phones for its monumental failures in a traffic jam (SF Chronicle)
  • Debauchery in robotaxis (SF Standard)
  • It's back to work for CA legislators (Sacramento Bee)
  • E-bike companies fight for exclusion to right to repair laws (Electrek)
  • E-bus maker Proterra tried to find a buyer before bankruptcy (Axios)
  • Maui already had a housing shortage, and the fire in Lahaina raises fears of locals being priced out (NY Times)
  • Nine car-free cities in Europe (The

Find more California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog California

Strategizing About Reduced Funding in the Active Transportation Program

Funding for Cycle 7 of the Active Transportation Program is less than $200 million, and already there have been requests for fifteen times the amount of available funding

July 18, 2024

This Heat Wave Is a Car Dependency Problem

Our quickly warming planet has a unique impact on people who don't or can't drive — and we need policy action to protect their health.

July 18, 2024

We Need to Stop Killing People On Our Roads; A New ‘Bikes Belong’ Campaign Could Help

A ground-breaking campaign in the 90s helped deliver the federal money America needed to fund active transportation infrastructure. Is it time to re-launch it?

July 18, 2024

Eyes on the Street: Hollywood Boulevard Bike Lanes are Open

The Hollywood bike lanes project, already very much in use, is also already being criticized by commenters at Nextdoor and other social media

July 18, 2024

Eyes on the Street: Vincent Bikeway is Coming Together

The new waterway bike/walk path - with on-street connections - is expected to open later this year

July 18, 2024
See all posts