Romans Want to Get Rid of Wild Boars, but Killing Them? That’s Another Matter

The euthanizing of a boar and her six piglets on a playground near the Vatican has aroused fury in Rome, a city that has long complained about the often aggressive animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #hunting-and-trapping, #italy, #pigs, #raggi-virginia-1978, #roads-and-traffic, #rome-italy

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A 30-Mile Canoe Trip Through Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.

#alaska, #canoes-and-canoeing, #forests-and-forestry, #geese, #islands, #juneau-alaska, #roads-and-traffic, #tongass-national-forest-alaska, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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Two Park Police Officers Face Manslaughter Charges in Virginia Shooting

After Bijan Ghaisar’s Jeep was hit by another vehicle in 2017, he left and failed to pull over for the police. “None of that should have led to his death,” a prosecutor said.

#fairfax-county-va, #firearms, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-park-police, #virginia

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Are Amazon Jobs Worth 1,400 Loads of Traffic? French Region Is Split

The picturesque Gard desperately needs more employment. But environmentalists are pushing back at what they see as a looming blight.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #fournes-france, #france, #gard-france, #labor-and-jobs, #pollution, #roads-and-traffic, #unemployment

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New Jersey Gas Tax Spikes Because of Coronavirus Impact

Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #budgets-and-budgeting, #gasoline-tax-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-jersey, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

#albuquerque-nm, #antique-and-classic-cars, #arizona, #automobiles, #gallup-nm, #holbrook-ariz, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #photography, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #winslow-ariz

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9 Major N.Y.C. Roads Get Lower Speed Limits as Traffic Deaths Surge

More drivers, passengers and motorcyclists have been killed so far this year than all of last year. Reckless driving is a major factor, officials say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #national-safety-council, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #trottenberg-polly

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All About Roundabouts

Rotaries, traffic circles or however you know them, they’re often frustrating for American motorists. They are designed to lessen accidents, but that’s not always the effect.

#federal-highway-administration, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-signals-and-signs, #united-states

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Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

The tension between “those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential” intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indian-health-service, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #native-americans, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #roads-and-traffic, #telemedicine

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Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York?

Newly emboldened, many New Yorkers want to repurpose streets for walking, biking, dining and schools, even as traffic returns.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #harvard-university, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #new-york-building-congress, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #restaurants, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation-alternatives

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Coronavirus ‘Checkpoints’ in NYC to Enforce Travel Rules? Well, Not Exactly

The mayor is sending the sheriff to city bridges and tunnels to try to ward off a second wave of the coronavirus.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #quarantines, #roads-and-traffic

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Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience

Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge killed 43 people and embarrassed the nation, Italy inaugurated its replacement, and vowed to do better.

#autostrade-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #conte-giuseppe, #five-star-movement-italy, #genoa-italy, #mattarella-sergio, #piano-renzo, #roads-and-traffic

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

#accidents-and-safety, #architecture, #autostrade-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #piano-renzo, #politics-and-government, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #viaducts

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Italy Draws a Line Under Genoa Tragedy, Shunting Aside the Benettons

The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.

#autostrade-spa, #benetton-group-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #five-star-movement-italy, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #italy, #politics-and-government, #privatization, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls

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Road Trips are Great. Except for the Driving.

I wasn’t looking for an exotic vacation, just a temporary reprieve from compulsive news-watching and a dose of in-person fun with family and friends.

#automobiles, #back-human-body-part, #catskills-nys-area, #chicago-ill, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interstate-95, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #roads-and-traffic, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Stop Building More Roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?

#bridges-and-tunnels, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-economy

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Lockdowns Tamed Road Traffic. Here’s How Cities Aim to Keep It Down.

Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #congestion-pricing, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #roads-and-traffic, #sidewalks, #subways

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The Pandemic and Protests Have Exposed the Truth About California

The Golden State is less exceptional and more like the rest of America than many would prefer to believe.

#berkeley-calif, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-sheriffs-department, #national-guard, #newsom-gavin, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #roads-and-traffic, #santa-monica-calif

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With Fewer People in the Way, Transportation Projects Speed Ahead

The pandemic has provided an unexpected window for agencies in New York and around the country to make long-planned repairs and upgrades.

#american-public-transportation-assn, #city-college-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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Can 8 Million Daily Riders Be Lured Back to N.Y. Mass Transit?

Officials fear disastrous gridlock if people turn to cars because they remain concerned about getting the coronavirus on the subway and other public transit.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #foye-patrick-j, #infrastructure-public-works, #inrix-inc, #lamont-ned, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #revel-transit-inc, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly

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Is the Age of the Road Trip Over Forever?

Hitchhiking, “bumming” and cross-country drives used to be safe and make us feel cool.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hitchhiking, #road-trips, #roads-and-traffic, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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Are Cars Protecting Los Angeles From the Coronavirus?

The city is reviled for its sprawl-and-crawl culture, but a pandemic can change things.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #institute-of-contemporary-art-la, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #roads-and-traffic, #shutdowns-institutional, #skid-row-los-angeles-calif

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‘Surreal’: What It’s Like to Ride a Motorcycle Through New York Right Now

Cruising down Broadway without crowds sounds like a total joy ride. Until you remember why it’s like this.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic

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N.Y.C. Wants Some Normalcy? Fine. Alternate Side Parking Is Back.

In the pandemic, drivers got a two-month reprieve from moving their cars for street sweepers. Now the city has decided to clean things up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #parking, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-and-parking-violations

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The Unnervingly Easy Experience of Driving in New York City Right Now

Fifth Avenue moves like a country road. The F.D.R. Drive is smooth sailing. The coronavirus pandemic has made steering a car through the city an eerily normal activity.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic

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What’s the Sweetest, Crispiest Way to Stay Safe in a Car Crash?

It’s made with marshmallows, too.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #cereals, #engineering-and-engineers, #research, #rice-krispies, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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No Charges for Parents of 5-Year-Old Who Took to the Highway in an S.U.V.

The couple were at work and had no idea that their son had sneaked out while his teenage sister watched him, a prosecutor said on Friday.

#automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #ogden-utah, #roads-and-traffic

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A License to Drive the Autobahn Will Have to Wait

Germany’s famously tough driving schools are in lockdown, a microcosm of the toll that the pandemic is taking on small firms.

#berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drivers-education, #drivers-licenses, #germany, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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5-Year-Old From Utah Caught Driving to California on Highway

The boy was driving to California to buy a Lamborghini, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

#california, #ogden-utah, #roads-and-traffic, #utah

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion, Turning Tragedy Into Hope

Nearly two years after 43 people died when a bridge collapsed, its replacement, built in record time, has become a symbol of Italian can-do.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #conte-giuseppe, #fincantieri, #infrastructure-public-works, #morandi-bridge-genoa-italy, #piano-renzo, #roads-and-traffic

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11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.

#air-pollution, #bridges-and-tunnels, #city-harvest, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #dogs, #food-bank-for-new-york-city, #new-york-cares, #new-york-city, #noise, #police-department-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #unemployment, #volunteers-and-community-service, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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The Soundtrack to an Electric Car

The film composer Hans Zimmer is creating a sonic signature for BMW’s forthcoming electric i4 sedan.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #noise, #roads-and-traffic, #zimmer-hans

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New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled

As the pandemic drastically reduces traffic, some drivers are taking advantage of open streets to speed and drag race.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #gounardes-andrew-s, #inrix-inc, #johnson-corey, #national-motorists-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly

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Closed Borders Within Europe Unleash Congestion and Chaos

Hungary became a bottleneck as angry travelers staged sit-ins on a major road, backing up truckers carrying goods and other traffic for miles.

#austria, #bulgaria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #germany, #hungary, #orban-viktor, #poland, #roads-and-traffic, #romania, #serbia, #trucks-and-trucking

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