Cities could get more people walking, biking, and riding transit, according to a new report, if they just know where to look for improvement.
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Also: Seattle braces for traffic doom, and hard lessons from Baltimore’s bus redesign.
Also: Making opportunity zones work in Chicago, and the language debate inside Japan's convenience stores.
Also: NYC’s “health care for all,” explained. And where low-income renters face eviction thanks to the shutdown.
Also: How landlords push Section 8 renters to poorer neighborhoods, and Kate McKinnon’s cameo in the war on cars.
Also: The geography of fitness centers, and what it’s like to be a street food vendor in Mexico City.
Also: What happened to NYC’s L Train shutdown? And L.A. debuts its earthquake alert app.
Also: California’s post-lawn future, and how New York made large-scale affordable housing work.
Also today: The British towns that aren’t breaking up with Europe, and it’s time to start eating roadkill.
Also: Why doesn’t London protect its nightclubs? And the legacy of Quebec’s subsidized daycare.
Can electric scooter services like Lime and Bird handle plunging temps and snow?
Scooters are dorky, polarizing, dangerous, fun, and maybe even useful. They could also be the kick in the butt that cities need to demand safe streets.
Also: The concerning rise of dollar stores, and Tokyo wants people to stand on both sides of the escalator.
Also: Where fast-growing companies want to be, and what older people can learn from parkour.
Also: France’s gas tax protests should be a warning for California, and New York takes aim at sexual harassment in nightlife.
Also: The city where kids are little “revolutionaries,” and why Apple bet on Austin’s suburbs.
Also: Why is it legal for landlords to refuse Section 8 renters? And the case for teaching architecture in school.
Also: New York City’s self-induced transportation crisis, and the “Dutch reach” comes to driver’s ed.
Also: Fire trucks are too big, and the tree that ruined your city’s Christmas.