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Along for the Ride - Issue #44

Hi friends, welcome to another Friday of self-driving cars and urbanisation! We are approaching Along
Along for the Ride - Issue #44
By Sarah Barnes • Issue #44 • View online
Hi friends, welcome to another Friday of self-driving cars and urbanisation!
We are approaching Along for the Ride’s first birthday (🥳) on June 8th, which is so shocking and humbling for me. For those of you who have been here since the analog gmail version of this newsletter: Bravo! And to more recent subscribers: you’re also my favourite.
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Read of the Week
The slow start for self-driving cars and urban planning.
Tweet of the Week
The SF BART twitter account called out Elon Musk this week about a statement he made about cars being safer in tunnels than trains. Click on the tweet for the full grilling including infographics, emojis, and a solid dose of shade. SFGate tells the story nicely.
We carry 28,000 people per hour through our Transbay Tube under the bay because of the capacity of a train. That’s nearly twice as much as cars over the bay. Why wouldn’t you prioritize something that carries far more (and safely with automatic train control) over cars?
4:49 AM - 25 May 2019
Government and Policy
Waymo's convoy.
That’s all from me - have a beautiful weekend friends.
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Sarah Barnes

This weekly newsletter on AVs and Urbanism is curated weekly by Sarah Barnes, a transport nerd based in London, UK.

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