Auto Dependence

Helsinki, capital of Finland's, is working to create a "mobility on demand" system that integrates shared and public transit in a single payment network. The idea is that with such a system in place, residents would no longer need cars.
Jul 16, 2014   Guardian Cities
After the New Cities Summit last week, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week, Dallas has been the location of a lot of recent discussion about the future of cities.
Jun 23, 2014   Dallas Morning News
Though research has been piling up on the adverse health impacts connected with driving long distances every day, it turns out that no matter how you travel to work, "having a job far from home can undermine health."
Oct 29, 2013   The New York Times
Los Angeles architect Roger Sherman is trying to help guide the car-centric L.A. area into harmonious coexistence with the state's planned high speed rail.
Nov 12, 2010   AIA
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Feb 17, 2010   Chicago Sun-Times
After decades of auto-dependence, the French city of Strasbourg turned its back to the car and built a citywide tram system and street grid that reclaims roads from auto-dominance.
Dec 9, 2009   Next American City
A new study from the Pew Research Center says that even though Americans are driving less, they still see a car as the most necessary item they own. Air conditioning and TV are a good 10% less necessary.
May 11, 2009   TOLLROADSnews