What Would it Take to Ditch Your Car?

A conversation series from the National Trust for Historic Preservation asks what it would take for people to ditch their cars and rely solely on walking, cycling and public transportation.

Design writer Alissa Walker is the curator of this conversation, part of a series of conversations in which readers are encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts on design- and city-related questions.

"In some large U.S. metropolitan areas like New York City, public transit is the norm and bike-riding is on the rise thanks to proactive efforts by city agencies. But in most of the country, public and alternative transportation options either don't exist, or, if they do, there is often a stigma attached to using them."

Responses have tackled urban form, the availability or lack of public transportation options and the oil industry subsidies that skew the market.

Full Story: What would make you give up your car?

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