Today’s Headlines

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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tallies the steep health costs of climate change (NRDC)
  • Sea level rise is messing with ancient doctrine of public coastal access (LA Times)
  • For the first time, US EPA proposes greenhouse gas emissions limits (Lexology)
  • New research defends recycling as an effective climate tool (Grist)
  • CA’s organics recycling goals are not being met, so commission suggests…. pausing them? (CalMatters)
  • Bill to create a Chief Advisor on Bicycling and Active Transportation at Caltrans passes Senate floor (Pasadena Now)
  • SF Mayor Breed joins call for state funding to support BART and Muni (SF Chronicle)
  • Muni to expand service on some crowded lines for summer (SF Examiner)
  • The world is running out of sand to build things (The Week)
  • Newsom’s plan to speed up infrastructure (Planetizen)
  • Cities are encouraged to apply for technical assistance workshops to help get federal infrastructure grants (League of California Cities)
  • A tale of two cities: Oakland’s recovery versus San Francisco’s struggle (SF Chronicle)
  • Steal this idea: Bicyclists in Seattle haul food and supplies for food banks (Cascade)

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Opinion: To Halt Wasteful Highways, America Needs a ‘Road Review’

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n February, the government of Wales announced that it was scrapping all major road-building projects. The move came after a year-long “roads review” in which a government-appointed panel systematically reviewed the nation’s road-building program in light of its climate and environmental goals. To an American steeped in our highway-happy, boondoggle-building transportation policy system, the summary of the roads review reads like something out of a particularly good fantasy novel. But could it happen here, too, if the people lead the way?
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