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Citi Bike, NYC bike share. Photo (cc) ccho. Gawker: Tycoon’s Pet Newspaper Thinks For-Profit Citi Bikes Are Socialism The Observer objects to Citi Bike not because the bikes are hideous or dangerous—the editors mention, but shrug off, the possibility of “accidents involving goofy tourists,” which for many New Yorkers is a plus—but because of… socialism. Yes! Citi Bike “represents another …

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Streetsblog: The Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, and Why It Barely Registers In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and another 70,000 were injured. That’s one death every two hours. It’s impossible to quantify the human toll of traffic fatalities, but as David Nelson at Project for Public Spaces …

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The Boston Globe: As cycling gains popularity, an anti-cyclist bias remains No matter one’s opinion of cyclists or their riding habits, they are practically defenseless against the smallest sedan, never mind an SUV or a truck. Drivers simply have to take the high road — not only around cyclists who abide by the rules of the road, but even around …

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ecoRI News: Parking Lots Proliferate at Twin River Getting a parking lot built in Rhode Island typically requires permits and review by state agencies and local officials. But in one case a large lot at Twin River Casino inexplicably appeared next to a wetland. Urbanophile: Milwaukee’s Relationship with the Chicago Mega-City Revisited by David Holmes I was intrigued by Aaron’s …