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✊🏙 Uber facing more competition 🥊 Walkable cities saving lives 🏥 Court challenge for Paris anti-car plans 🇫🇷

Hey urbanists!This week I decided to take a look at the existing studies that have been done on ride
✊🏙 Uber facing more competition 🥊 Walkable cities saving lives 🏥 Court challenge for Paris anti-car plans 🇫🇷
By Radical Urbanist • Issue #22 • View online
Hey urbanists!
This week I decided to take a look at the existing studies that have been done on ride hailing to get an idea of the growing consensus on its urban impacts — they’re not good. And with more companies planning to offer their own ride-hailing services, it could get even worse.
What we really need is walkable cities that prioritize people above vehicles, yet the plans of Paris’ mayor to do just that are being challenged by automobile lobbyists in court and they just won a major victory. Here’s hoping the government’s appeal is successful.
Finally, this issue ends off with a few updates on transit projects and initiatives in Seattle and Los Angeles, and a great piece by Jarrett Walker which looks at the hype around microtransit and whether it will really deliver the benefits it offers. (Spoiler: no!)
Have a relaxing Sunday and a great week ahead.
Paris

🚗 What future for urban transportation?
The ride-hailing war isn’t stabilizing — it’s just getting started
🚶‍♀️ Benefits of walkable cities
Walkable cities are saving lives, new video shows
🌳 Setback to Paris' green agenda
Concept photo of new Parisian forest (Source: SMAPP)
Concept photo of new Parisian forest (Source: SMAPP)
🚊 New Seattle transit plans
🚇 Los Angeles Metro announcements
28 projects LA wants to complete before 2028 Olympics.
28 projects LA wants to complete before 2028 Olympics.
📱 Is there a role for microtransit?
✊️❤️ Thanks for reading, and feel free to follow me on Twitter, Medium, or Instagram for even more!
✉️ Last week: ✊🏙 Uber CEO wants Uber buses 🚌 Safety concerns over driverless cars 💀 Seattle transit ridership surge 📈
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