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Friday Roundup: Minneapolis Hoping Security Cameras Make Better Police Substitute Than Classical Music

After sedating riders with classical music proved less than effective, Minneapolis hopes to make Lake Street Station safer by installing security cameras, keeping the station clean.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut take a look at what we can learn from Zurich’s “parking revolution.” After establishing parking maximums in the ’90s (in comparison, we usually talk about parking minimums on this side of the pond), the city went a step further and finally established “a default parking level for the whole city, which is then reduced depending on whether or not a particular location is well served by transit.”

Talks are under way in Minneapolis about how to make Franklin Avenue safer and more appealing for bikers and pedestrians.

And Houston gets $188 million federal dollars for a 5.3-mile extension of its light rail system.

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