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Grist: States promise to sell one new EV for every 24 people by 2025 They’re starting to step up. Eight states that represent, according to the New York Times, “a quarter of the national car market” just announced they’re going to work together on creating a better system for drivers of electric vehicles. They are, in descending order of population …

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Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announces improvement to Marc train Red Line by Brian K. Slack at Baltimore, MD. Photo (cc) Maryland Gov Pics. The Baltimore Sun: O’Malley to announce $1.5 billion for Baltimore-area transportation projects Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to announce $1.5 billion in new state funding for the Baltimore Red Line and more than a dozen …

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Photo (cc) Transportation for America Greater Greater Washington: When we lost the War on Pedestrians Every new bike lane, speed camera, or change in parking requirements becomes an attack in what organizations like AAA decry as a “War on Cars.” But in the 1920s, there was a different war over our streets. And pedestrians lost. Cincinnati Business Courier: City tosses …

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Detroit from Canada. Photo (cc) Patricia Drury Spacing: Converting Alleyways to Livable Laneways and Country Lanes Asphalt paving was removed and replaced with “structural grass,” rigid plastic honeycomb cells sprinkled with ordinary lawn seed and nurtured into green swaths. Concrete strips were embedded on two sides, creating a durable driving surface. Permeable brick pavers were installed in driveways and at …

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Boston. Photo (cc) Kevin Tostado. The Boston Globe: Don’t require more spaces; price curbside ones properly If you give a valuable resource away for free, the inevitable result is overuse and crowding. In the old Soviet Union, groceries sold eggs and butter at near-free prices, and therefore shoppers faced long lines and empty shelves. In modern Massachusetts, on-street parking is …