Peak Car

A new RAND Corporation study models motorization growth rates and saturation levels, and identifies potential policies to encourage more efficient transportation in developing countries.
Jul 27, 2014   The Future of Driving in Developing Countries
A recent article explores the promise—and potential pitfalls—of new technology to support the growing popularity of urban pedestrianism.
Mar 25, 2014   FutureStructure
The 495 Express Lanes opened in Virginia in November 2012 and have yet to meet ridership projections. That might not be a problem when built by the public sector, but the road is a $1.4 billion investment by the Australian firm Transurban.
Feb 28, 2014   WAMU
The USA Today takes a closer look at data from the recent “Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?” report by Michael Sivak for the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Feb 11, 2014   USA Today
Demographic and economic trends, and improving transport options, including more carsharing services, are contributing to a long-term decline in automobile ownership and use.
Feb 5, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
Is there a relationship between carless households and density of college graduates? Derek Thompson of The Atlantic connected the dots using Michael Sivak's latest 'peak car' study and saw a relationship between the two variables.
Jan 29, 2014   The Atlantic
Last year, the U.S. increased oil consumption by two percent, surpassing the increase in China for the first time in more than a decade according to a new IEA report. How does this increase square with peak car, peak VMT, and peak oil consumption?
Jan 25, 2014   Marketplace
After peaking in 2007, new research shows that the rate of vehicle ownership in the U.S. took a dive over the next five years. Researchers argue the growth in car-free households suggests the country has surpassed peak motorization.
Jan 22, 2014   DC.Streetsblog
Planners and environmentalists have applauded the seven-year decline in America's auto ownership levels with understandable enthusiasm. But around the world, automobile production has never been higher.
Jul 9, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
As was so eloquently put into words by Kermit the Frog – the one who eats flies and dates a pig – ‘It ain’t Opinion
Jul 2, 2013   By Scott Le Vine
Declining populations and economic malaise in many European countries are just some of the forces contributing to what most agree seems like a lasting decline in the continent's demand for automobiles.
Jan 18, 2013   The Wall Street Journal