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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19 30.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? ...
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Man killed in Arvada shooting; suspect in custody 28.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
A man was killed in a shooting in Arvada Saturday and another man was taken into custody at the scene, according to Arvada police.
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31-year-old bicyclist trapped under truck following Northwest Side collision 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A city of Chicago truck driver ran over a 31-year-old bicyclist Tuesday morning on the Northwest Side, trapping her under the vehicle, authorities and witnesses said.
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City planning 30 miles of new bikeways, more open streets 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The city's transportation department is adding more bikeways and more open streets, while planning to close more sections of streets on weekends to allow for outdoor dining. Transportation commissioner Gia Biagi said the coronavirus pandemic offers opportunities to test new ways of using street space.
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RTD faces new budget crisis that jeopardizes plan to restore service 18.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Metro Denver's transit system will take years to recover from recent pandemic-induced bus and train service cuts if new RTD revenue projections -- which forecast a $252 million shortfall next year -- are accurate.
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Column: Hooray! The Lakefront Trail will reopen. Now let’s think big and change how the City that Works gets to work 16.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Hooray! The Lakefront Trail will reopen. It's just a first step toward helping people get back to work - on bikes.
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Bicycle sales boom during coronavirus pandemic: ‘They’re buying bikes like toilet paper’ 14.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
In the United States, bicycle aisles at mass merchandisers like Walmart and Target have been swept clean, and independent shops are selling out of affordable “family” bikes.
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Scooters will return to Chicago streets this summer as the city launches an even larger pilot program 13.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Scooters are coming back to a bigger area of the city, but with new rules, requirements.
Column: Chicago’s new ‘shared street’ tilts the balance in favor of pedestrians, bikers and social distancing. But it’s tinkering, not structural change. 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago's new 'shared street': A boon for pedestrians--not fundamental change
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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts 8.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had a total of 352 cases of COVID-19 of which 30% ...
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Divvy bikes suspended in wake of mass looting; activists decry cutbacks to public transit 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A local advocacy group for biking, walking and transit launched a petition on Tuesday to bring back full CTA service and Divvy bikes. The mayor says not so fast.
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What is Up With Uber Destroying Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good E-Bikes? 31.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jump, the dockless bike- and scooter-sharing company, has had an eventful few years. In 2018, it rebranded from its original name, Social Bicycles, and then got bought by Uber, which was looking to diversify its transportation offerings. A little over […]
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Colombia’s New National Urban Mobility Policy Is Mostly a Good Thing 21.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
In the midst of COVID-19 precautions that have curtailed movement around the world, Colombia has released a new national road map for urban and regional mobility. It sends a powerful policy message that cities are saved by providing adequate access ...
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Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine? 20.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Is it scooter company Lime's moment to shine? Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:20 If you look at the headlines about the shared scooter industry — with service shut-downs and cratering valuations — you easily could predict the long-hyped sector's demise. But what if now is the moment for scooters to really shine and deliver the unique transportation value that the new world needs? At least for a company that remains standing.  For Andrew Savage, Lime's head of sustainability and impact, the time for scooters has arrived, in a similar way that online meeting platform Zoom, food delivery services and connected biking company Peloton are exploding during the shelter-in-place order. "I believe that post-pandemic, it will be micromobility's moment," said Savage in an interview.  If you haven't been following the roller coaster ride of Lime lately, here's a recap. The company, along with some of its peers, shut down most services when the pandemic hit, laid off some employees, ended up raising a $170 ...
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6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians 20.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private vehicles. But a safe, sustainable transport future does not include further dependence ...
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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Curitiba 19.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
Despite the unprecedented quarantine that most of us find ourselves under, I was recently forced to travel to Curitiba, Brazil, for personal reasons. I am staying in an apartment on Republica Argentina Avenue next to the first bus corridor in ...
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Column: An open letter to Mayor Lightfoot: Time to rethink your lakefront shutdown 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An open letter to Mayor Lightfoot: Rethink your lakefront shutdown.
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3 Ways China’s Transport Sector Is Working to Recover from COVID-19 Lockdowns 30.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Ghost-like cities with deserted metro cars and empty buses have been a vivid manifestation of how COVID-19 has affected society worldwide. As elsewhere, public transport ridership in Chinese cities dipped precipitously during the early days of the pandemic. But as ...
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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World 24.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people ...
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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World Comments|Add Comment|PrintNew York City transit workers sanitize subway cars and stations, March 6, 2020. Photo by: MTAPhotos/Flickr The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents. But coronavirus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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