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Will Autonomous Cars Live Up to Their Potential? How Cities Can Plan For the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

A new report details the promise and perils of the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

A Global Push for More ‘15-Minute Cities’

To combat climate change, the nonprofit group C40 Cities is partnering with a Danish firm to pilot walkable neighborhoods in five global cities.

California Governor Newsom signs ‘landmark’ law eliminating parking mandates near transit

AB 2097, by Assembly Member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, will prohibit cities and counties from imposing minimum parking requirements on certain residential, commercial and other developments located within one-half mile of public transit.

‘We Couldn’t Take A Roundabout Out if We Wanted To’: An Interview with Jim Brainerd, Mayor of Carmel, Ind.

Since first taking office in 1996, Brainerd has made retrofitting the city’s road network the centerpiece of his platform, ripping out hundreds of traffic lights and replacing them with roughly 140 innovative circular traffic treatments that have helped slash rates of car crash deaths and serious injuries to some of the lowest levels in the nation.

MONTANA DEQ invites school districts to apply for clean bus grants

“We expect this to be a competitive grant process and look forward to helping districts purchase cleaner buses that reduce children’s exposure to harmful nitrogen oxide emissions.”

There’s a solution for building Level 3 fast charging stations in remote areas – The FreeWire charger

The ability to charge two automobiles at once from a single source, in addition to the reduced electrical power input required, makes use of battery-integrated storage technology a time-saver for consumers.

Montana Legislative Interim Committee passes two draft bills aimed at taxing electric vehicles

The impetus behind these bills is to replace revenue from a gas tax, which covers road maintenance in the state, lost from electric vehicles, which are expected to double in sales in the U.S. by 2024, according to the committee’s final report. As of January 2022, electric vehicles make up less than one percent of light-duty vehicles in the state.

Like 19th Century Railroads, EV Charging Can Give Small Towns A Vital Edge Over Cities

There are two ways things can go for small towns that make sure to get at least one rapid charger and some slower chargers put in. If the more popular routes don’t get infrastructure set up, people will come to you to get what they need. If the main routes do get infrastructure, you’re at least going to survive the EV transition.

This electric car isn’t carbon neutral, but carbon negative

The students are showing their vehicle on a U.S. promotional tour to universities and companies from the East Coast to Silicon Valley.

America Should ‘Think Round’ For Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Congress has not only codified roundabouts into federal law for the first time, and put them at the top of the list of examples of highway safety improvement projects. They’ve also defined them as providing “for the safety of all road users,” including pedestrians, cyclists and people who use assistive devices like wheelchairs — not just vehicle drivers.