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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop bullet train may come to East Coast – South Florida Business Journal

Veronica Brezina   It looks like a futuristic high-speed tube train is gaining steam, according to SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk’s Twitter account where he wrote: “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop....
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A woman bikes in downtown Seattle, Washington. Seattle Department of Transportation

Biking in 2017: New products, paths, and tech – Curbed

Celebrate National Bike Month with a look back at our recent cycling coverage by Megan Barber Over the last 20 years, the number of bicyclists has grown rapidly from coast to coast. Although still a small minority, an increasing number of people in cities like Portland,...
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These Self-Driving Cars Assemble Into Moving Towns | Co.Design

A compelling concept imagines how autonomous vehicles might revolutionize suburban and rural life. by Mark Wilson We’ve been told that the self-driving car will lead to better cities, that it could dock with your apartment to add more space, or be an office on the way to work....
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How cities embraced biking and walking in 2016 – Curbed

Now we’re getting somewhere BY ALISSA WALKER In many ways, 2016 was a bad year for all commuters. Even as cities made vast expansions to their cycling networks, bike share programs, and pedestrian infrastructure, vehicle-miles driven grew to an all-time high. Consequently, after...
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It will take more than bike lanes to make biking safe – Curbed

Cities need to give bikes a dedicated, prominent place on our streets By Alissa Walker Last week, hundreds of people took to New York’s streets on bikes to send a message to the city: Too many people are dying. The ride was organized by the advocacy group Transportation...
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A “scramble” crosswalk in Hollywood has seen only a single crash since it was installed in November, compared to 13 the previous year LADOT

Our streets are killing us – we must prioritize humans over cars – Curbed

Traffic deaths will continue to increase unless cities prioritize humans over cars. By Alissa Walker In 2015, a staggering 35,092 people were killed on U.S. streets—a 7.2% increase from 2014. According to a report out this week, this year is on track to be even deadlier: Based on...
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Rendering of Baylink

Miami Beach approves negotiations for $400M light rail project

City manager directed to begin negotiations with Alstom for system that could link with mainland By James Teeple UPDATED July 14 11:50 a.m.: Miami Beach city commissioners on Wednesday directed City Manager Jimmy Morales to begin talks with the French rail firm, Alstom, on an...
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U.S.’s First Public Solar Road Will Roll Out On Route 66 – Curbed

Solar streets are finally having their moment in the sun by Barbara Eldredge You can get your kicks on Route 66. But soon, you might get your energy there too. Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of the famous highway—the first...
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illustrations by Nick Slater

How seven cities are inventing the future of transportation – Washington Post

By Michael Laris, illustrations by Nick Slater How do you get to the city of the future? Seven cities have spent six months racing to answer that question. They’re vying for a $40 million start-up prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which asked them to juggle three...
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Sidewalks Labs has been involved in other urban tech initiatives, including the LINK NYC plan to create a network of free WIFI hubs. LINK NYC

Sidewalk Labs Announces Plan to Build Connected Street Technology – Curbed

Alphabet’s smart city spinoff will work with Transportation for America to develop transportation solutions by Patrick Sisson Sidewalk Labs, the smart city spinoff from Alphabet, just announced plans to partner with a leading non-profit to develop and refine new solutions for...
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