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Nearly all of the 100 largest metros across the United States charted a growth in biking activity from 2019 to 2022, a new analysis of the transportation sector shows. Walking, meanwhile, has declined.
Cash incentives to be used toward the purchase of an electric bike in Denver are helping to reduce annual car trips and improve regional mobility options. Those watching the space hope the momentum will build even further.
After nearly a decade of contentious debate surrounding the use of police body cameras, the Portland, Ore., City Council has approved a policy. Until now, Portland was the nation’s largest municipal police agency without the technology.
Portland police plan to start using drones in a yearlong pilot to document crash scenes, watch traffic, respond to bomb threats, help in searches and respond to disasters like building collapses.
With enrollment plummeting since the onset of the pandemic, Portland Public Schools is closing its Online Learning Academy in June as a cost-cutting measure. Its enrollment has dwindled to 225 students across 13 grades.
The move would gradually increase the amount of renewable fuels added to diesel fuel sold in the city beginning in 2024. During the phase-out period, fuel suppliers and distributors can use any mix of traditional fuel and biofuels.
Cities around the world are exploring ways to mitigate the effects of extreme heat and make urban areas cooler. Officials sometimes look to new technology to this end, but are also using low-tech devices, like trees.
Portland leaders should approve more than a dozen conditions before the city starts using ShotSpotter gunfire detection technology to address privacy, surveillance and other concerns, a community oversight group says.