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Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. And in what could be a new …

City Noise Might Be Making You Sick – The Atlantic

For a century, urban commotion has been treated as a moral failing of individuals. Fixing it will require systemic changes to environmental noise. What are your ears hearing right now? Maybe the bustling sounds of a busy office, or your partner cooking dinner in the next room. Whatever the texture …