Alcohol

March 4, 2016, 2pm PST
The city of New York has decided that police have better things to do than bust people for drinking in public. Cheers!
Observer
January 18, 2016, 7am PST
Faced with the calamity of drunken fisticuffs breaking out when the bars let out for the night, Sydney launched some common sense solutions to calm the hordes of angry drunks.
The Conversation
November 18, 2015, 6am PST
Cities and neighborhoods looking to locate and support breweries and brew pubs should look to Philadelphia as an example of a beer-friendly regulatory environment.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 27, 2015, 11am PDT
Drinking and riding isn't legal for everyone—but it is legal on a vehicle known as the Pedal Wagon, which seats 15 people around a mobile bar, thanks to a new state law.
Cincinnati Business Courier
May 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
Would you like a cerveza with that? A hip neighborhood in Chicago will play host to the first alcohol-serving Taco Bell. Isolated incident, or the future of fast food?
Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
Questions of how to regulate the sale of alcohol, how to enforce public intoxication, and whether or not alcohol leads to crime can quickly divide communities into factions. So what evidence exists to help cities answer these questions?
The Dallas Morning News
June 16, 2014, 2pm PDT
Boston is considering regulatory changes that would extend the hours of late night services like alcohol sales and transit. An editorial in the Boston Globe recommends a data-driven approach for deciding where to implement the nightlife experiment.
Boston Globe
August 25, 2013, 9am PDT
Cheaper than a cab and more appealing than waiting for a train, Citi Bike has become a popular means of late night travel for New Yorkers. The Times finds the need to point out to overly enthusiastic users that biking while drunk isn't exactly legal.
The New York Times