Today’s Headlines

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  • California shaping a plan to make ebikes affordable for low-income people (LA Times)
  • Self driving cars could greatly increase emissions (Dezeen)
  • Decades of highway construction and community destruction (AARP)
  • It’s Infrastructure Decade: Now the work begins (Brookings)
  • Buttigieg on Vision Zero (Fast Company)
  • Work from home is an opportunity to shift transit planning from its focus on commutes (Forbes)
  • Money money money:
  • San Francisco will develop a homeless response team in place of police (SF Chronicle)
  • Refineries regularly dump toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay (SF Examiner)
  • Oil companies post record profits (Politico, Washington Post)
  • Stunningly high natural gas bills (Bloomberg) might drop soon (LAist)
  • Cities all over California miss a deadline to update their housing elements – giving up funding and local control (Mercury News, SF Chronicle)
  • HCD rejected Berkeley’s proposed housing element as inadequate (Daily Californian)
  • Costco to build housing with its mega stores? (Eat This, Not That!)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • The biggest safety threats to bicycle riders (Harvard Gazette)
  • S.F. just had its worst year for road deaths since it planned to end them (SF Standard)
  • Court ruling could unlock funding for new ferry terminal in Berkeley, more BART trains, bus rapid transit, Capitol Corridor upgrade (Berkeleyside)
  • Sonoma County buys ten all-electric buses (Sonoma County)
  • Kern County has three electric school buses, and wants more (Turnto23)
  • Governor Newsom announces $2.5 billion in awards for public transit projects
    • L.A. gets a lot of it (Courthouse News)
    • Money will go to Bay Area projects including BART, Amtrak, Caltrain (Mercury News)
    • Peoplemover to Inglewood entertainment district gets $407M (Spectrum)
    • Yet transit agencies still struggle to close budgets (Smart Cities Dive)
  • DMV begins talking about rules for self-driving trucks, and labor has thoughts (Spectrum)
  • Justice Department seeks Tesla documents related to Autopilot, “Full Self Driving” (AP)
  • Self-driving cars are “wreaking havoc” in San Francisco (SF Chronicle)
  • Four states that are leading on climate (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Governor Newsom appoints new California Air Resources Board members (Sacramento Bee)
  • Report: Local redistricting processes gerrymander to protect incumbents (Common Cause)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • There are now more than 500 “bicycle-friendly” cities in the U.S. (Forbes)
  • People are willing to pay more to live in a place where they can walk to things (Slate)
  • How much commute time is saved when people work from home (World Economic Forum)
  • We saved our homes with a community land trust (Next City)
  • The best new bike lanes in the country (People for Bikes)
  • San Francisco asks state to slow down deployment of driverless taxis (endgadget)
  • New round of federal funds for clean transit announced (Planetizen)
  • CA transit agencies to get $500 million (Smart Cities Dive)
  • But operations funding is urgently needed (San Mateo Daily Journal)
  • SMART allowed to resume construction of a 3-mile extension after court settlement with anti-tax group (Trains)
  • Court rules that Minnesota can use California’s vehicle emission standards – as long as it does not adopt the plan to phase out gas-powered cars (Spectrum)
  • Inland Empire residents want a moratorium on warehouses (Daily Bulletin)

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