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Soon D.C. employers may pay people to not drive to work – Streetsblog USA

It’s understandable that, in a competitive job environment like Washington D.C., some employers would feel the need to offer employees the perk of paying for their driving commute. That’s a great element of capitalism. But it’s lousy for society, causing traffic gridlock and workers who end up being angry and unhealthy. So it’s encouraging to… Read more »

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Autonomous cars will turn back the clock on sustainable cities – Cities of the Future

Although it’s still a rare thing to hear experts worry about driverless cars creating worse traffic in the future, the rumbling is starting to get louder. Pablo Valerio recently documented this trend over at Cities of the Future, quoting traffic-analysis legend Sam Schwartz. Within the next 10 years autonomous cars could reverse the trend to free… Read more »

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Trump’s budget would deal massive blow to transit projects – Streetsblog

Funding for future transit projects would be cut under the proposed budget outline from the Trump administration. The New Starts program, which provides project funding, would see its budget eliminated for projects that do not already have a federal funding agreement. Writes Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog: Many cities have lined up local funding for rail… Read more »

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Class for drivers on being “bicycle-friendly” opens minds in Fort Collins – BikePortland

In class in Fort Collins, Colo., has been teaching drivers how to better understand the challenges bicyclists face and how to drive safely alongside them. Beyond empathy, the program introduced many drivers to the previously-foreign concept of biking: Perhaps the most impressive thing about the program is how it has made cycling more attractive —… Read more »