The Surprisingly Bitter Controversy Over American Highway Fonts

The Federal Highway Administration has rescinded its approval for the use of an alternative roadside typeface called Clearview, once again making the 70-year-old Highway Gothic typeface the single standard for directional signage.

If you haven't been following the American highway roadside sign beat these past few months, it's entirely possible you've missed what's shaped up to be quite the design controversy. Here are the basic facts:

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Norway's Latest Green Initiative: $1 Billion Bicycle Superhighways

Norway announced plans this week to construct a system of cycleways safely connecting nine of its biggest cities to outer suburbs. The project is estimated to cost just under $1 billion and is part of a broader transportation initiative to be completed by 2030.

Perhaps taking a cue from Germany's "Autobahn for bikes," Norway has announced plans for one of the most ambitious bicycle infrastructure projects in the world, according to a report by CityLab's Feargus O'Sullivan.

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Want to Teach the Difference Between Correlation and Causality? Use Heavy Metal.

All teachers should strive to instill in their students the ability to think rationally and clearly communicate their conclusions. One educator has recommended using heavy metal as a focal topic in teaching sound thinking. 

Any topic can be used to teach rational thinking, even something as loud and bombastic as heavy metal music.

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Lightweight and Electric Bikes Could Be Coming to Your Local Bikeshare System

New bikes could be on their way to your local bikeshare system. PBSC Urban Solutions, the largest supplier of bicycles and stations in North America, has unleashed a pair of brand-new models designed to give riders a broader choice of how they use the system.

A new slate of bicycle models — including lightweight and electric bikes designed for hill travel — could soon appear in your local bikeshare system.

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