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Orange skies color San Francisco from the events of September 2020.
Orange skies color San Francisco from the events of September 2020.
San Francisco, September 2020

2020 has been a heap of bad. And not small bad either. As we’ve been stuck at home, viewing the world through either real or virtual windows, every bit of depressing news has felt magnified.

Like many of you, I looked through my window a few weeks ago and saw climate change up close and personal. No longer subtle or abstract, it was bright orange and everywhere. The problem suddenly seemed more massive and immediate than ever.

And while the planet is on fire, the culprits are literally rolling up and down my street. …


A rendering of the Cruise Origin in San Francisco’s Castro district.
A rendering of the Cruise Origin in San Francisco’s Castro district.

Every time we hit the road, we’re faced with tradeoffs: Should I spend 30 bucks, or 30 minutes of my time? Should I run that red light and shave a few minutes off my trip, or hang back and be safe?

These are small choices, but they create some of our biggest problems. …


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Imagine if someone invented a new transportation system and said, “I’ve designed a new way of getting around: It’s powered by fossil fuels that will pollute our air. …

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