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Earth already passed that climate threshold; Banning fossil fuels in heating; AVs still causing concern; More

8:36 AM PST on February 8, 2024

people cross a street in front of a waiting autonomous vehicle

Image: Waymo

  • Study: Earth already passed the climate threshold (Grist)
  • AARP interviews people about what their communities were like before the interstate came through
  • A history of freeway building and financing - and a look at the future (UCLA ITS)
  • Santa Cruz transit is in transition (Good Times)
  • Americans make a lot of unnecessarily long daily trips - but there's a better way (Bloomberg)
  • High-speed rail is coming (LA Times)
  • An overview of e-bike issues and concerns (Annenberg)
  • San Francisco sets new standards for e-bike and scooter safety (now can they do cars?) (SF Examiner)
  • Bill would give local leaders authority over AVs in their jurisdiction (Supply Chain Quarterly)
  • Waymo AV hits a bike rider in San Francisco (Spectrum)
  • States work together to ban fossil fuel use in heating (Route Fifty)
  • CA's low carbon fuel standards support factory farms, pollution nationwide (Food and Water Watch)
  • LA's "one weird trick" to increase affordable housing: fast-tracking approval (CalMatters)
  • All these floods show how important sewer infrastructure is (The New Republic)

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