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Caltrans official demoted for fighting freeway expansion; Highway 37 expansion begins; America doesn't have to be so car-centric; More

8:18 AM PDT on October 4, 2023

Jeanie Ward-Waller, middle, with then-Caltrans Director Laurie Berman, left. Photo by Melanie Curry/ Streetsblog

  • Today is "Clean Air Day" and that comes with free transit (in some places) (KTLA)
  • Caltrans official demoted for fighting freeway expansions (Politico)
  • First phase of what will become a wider highway 37 set to begin (SF Chronicle)
  • American society wasn't always so car-centric, and its future doesn't have to be, either (Yale)
  • Fresno's "slow, deliberate rollout" of clean mobility - shared e-cars, e-bikes, e-scooters - is paying off (Yahoo)
  • Mountain View plans "temporary" street redesign in response to pedestrian fatalities (MV Voice)
  • San Francisco considers banning right turns on red. Could L.A. follow? (LA Times)
  • Can San Jose's Santa Clara street become a destination? (SPUR)
  • San Jose to study creating its own city-run power company (Mercury News)

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