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Wednesday’s Headlines Are in the End Times – Streetsblog USA

It’s funny how drivers demand more roads when they do not pay for them directly, but when the government wants to charge a toll, the demand disappears. (Plantizens)

The epidemic of the cycling epidemic will probably remain here (Diving smart cities). And we can do even better: Triple riding in the UK will save lives, cleaner air, more jobs and a $ 6.5 billion economic benefit (Forbes).

Climate change is leading to more flooding on the roads, but instead of addressing the root problem of greenhouse gas pollution, the solution seems to be to spend more money on resisting flooding. (Washington Post)

And as the pedals continue to point to electric vehicles, the cobalt used to make EV batteries becomes the new blood diamonds, with rampant corruption and labor exploitation and a powerful lobby in DC (New York Times)

As elected mayor Michelle Wu in Boston testifies, climate change is becoming a strong issue in local elections. (City Lab)

If the Oregon DOT realizes plans to expand I-5 in Portland’s Rose District, the state will not meet its climate change goals. (Oregon)

Illinois Highway Expansion Plans Show that State Leaders Are Not Serious in Dealing with Climate Change (Streetsblog Chicago).

With regard to climate change, Toronto is considering stopping the minimum parking requirements in new developments. (CBC)

The proposed Texas DOT I-45 expansion through Houston is a test of the Biden administration’s commitment to equity. (AP News Agency)

Just six months after Jacksonville approved a fuel tax hike that would help fund transportation improvements, a city council member is already trying to repeal it. (First Coast News)

The capital Washington is stepping up enforcement against distracted drivers across schools. (WTOP)

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