May 13, 2024 - News

The Tea: The N.C. law that gets in the way of bike lanes

Illustration of a wolf, ram, and bull sitting at a table, having a tea party.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

🚦 The yellow flashing traffic signal that indicates a malfunction at an intersection will now flash red, the N.C. Transportation Department decided. (WRAL)

📚 Franklin County plans to eliminate all librarian positions at its public schools as part of a cost-cutting measure. (News & Observer 🔒)

🚲 North Carolina's Strategic Transportation Investments law, passed in 2013, has made it harder to build bike lanes and pedestrian access on roads because it says state funds can only go to projects that benefit drivers. (The Assembly)

  • One proposal being put forward during the current short session would rewrite the law to allow more funds for bikes and pedestrians.


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