Since 2002, California has added 8.3% more drivers while reducing its gasoline consumption by 3.5%. And while taking the lead, they are not alone in this trend. Credit high fuel prices, economic stress and improved car technology for the reduction.
Oct 3, 2011 Los Angeles Times - Business
An Australian study indicates that in large cities in Europe, North America and Australia, driving has 'peaked' largely due to congestion causing a limit to commuter's travel, known as the Marchetti wall.
Jul 18, 2011 Fast Company
When "peak car use" is reached, the only way to go is down, claim Australian scholars Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy. They say we're already there - between 1995 to 2000, per capita VMT in some major cities around the world decreased.
Jul 14, 2011 The Infrastructurist
A new study in 8 countries says yes, contrary to government predictions.
Jan 2, 2011 Miller-McCune
This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
Dec 11, 2010 OnEarth
The gas tax is becoming an increasingly outdated and unsustainable idea. This piece from <em>Miller McCune</em> looks at the prospect of replacing it with a tax based on vehicle miles traveled.
Oct 16, 2010 Miller-McCune
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
Sep 20, 2010 The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
Traffic deaths are down almost 10% for last year- in fact, they haven't been this low since 1950. Why?
Sep 9, 2010 CNN-Money
The graph below shows the most recent USDOT vehicle-travel data covering the last 25 years. Although vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) grew steadily during most of the Twentieth Century, in recent years the growth rate stopped and even declined a little. It is now about 10% below where it would have been had past trends continued.
Aug 22, 2010 By
A new report from the Urban Land Institute finds that California's VMT-focused Senate Bill 375 can potentially reverse the state's sprawl. Transit-oriented development is seen as a strong strategy.
Jun 23, 2010 The City Fix