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Jun 11, 2021

Slow Streets barricades triggered trauma in Black East Oakland. Activists get city to address dangerous intersections instead.

Brytanee Brown, Marquita Price, Warren Logan 

May 11, 2021

Personal stories from 3 activists fighting to preserve slow and car free streets in San Francisco. A little known federal manual is keeping streets car-centric while pedestrians and cyclists die in record numbers.  While activists battle for improvements block by block, Pete Buttigieg has a chance to rewrite the whole...

Feb 10, 2020

1500 electric school buses in Virginia will power the grid when parked, in the first US commercial application of vehicle to grid technology.




Sep 11, 2019

Vermont's ultra rural Northeast Kingdom and small towns in Sonoma County California find that fare free is the way to go. It's filling bus seats; connecting residents to jobs, healthcare, education, shopping, and social opportunities; and even enticing drivers out of their cars. 

Feb 10, 2019

We already have too much parking. Getting rid of requirements to build more is something any town can do. It cuts carbon, boosts business, and helps affordable housing. Here's the story of 2 cities that did it.  

Matthew Petty, a city councilman in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Nadine Marrero, Director of Planning and...