Daily News Briefs, October 29, 2019

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New York City Officials Propose "Sweeping" Streetscape Makeover

The New York Times reports, “Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have agreed on a $1.7 billion plan that would sharply expand the number of protected bike lanes as part of a sweeping effort to transform the city’s streetscape and make it less perilous for bikers. Its chief proponent, Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, calls it nothing less than an effort to ‘break the car culture.’” The plan is part of a city council bill that would require construction of “250 miles of protected bike lanes in the coming years, along with a dizzying list of other street upgrades that safety advocates have long called for.” One proposed upgrade is the creation of more dedicated bus lanes protected by physical barriers or enforced by camera monitoring.

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China Nears Goal of Obtaining 80 Percent ETC Adoption

Xinhua News Agency reports, “China now has more than 151 million electronic toll collection (ETC) users across the country,” according to the Ministry of Transport. “By Oct. 23, the total number of ETC users stood at 151.27 million, meaning that 79.26 percent of the total issuance task was completed.” The ministry has a goal of getting ETC devices into over 80 percent of the country’s registered vehicles by the end of the year.

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