A recent set of articles in the Economist argued that the continued spread of suburbia was inevitable and perhaps desirable. But the article's arguments are not always applicable to North America. Opinion
6 days ago   By Michael Lewyn
Only nine regions experienced reduced traffic congestion between 1991 and 2011. What do they have in common? Opinion
Dec 11, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
This post critiques a common argument against federal support for public transit: that transit gets 20 percent of transportation spending yet has a much lower market share. Opinion
Dec 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Conservatives and liberals tend to define "racism" very differently. As a result, accusations of racism tend to be unsuccessful outside ideologically homogenous environments. Opinion
Nov 18, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In one Texas case, homeowners are suing a new apartment building for nuisance. If such suits become common, infill development will become less common, causing higher rents and more citywide vehicle traffic. Opinion
Nov 4, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A recent Mercatus Institute paper addresses the frequency of minimum density regulations, maximum parking requirements, and similar regulations. Opinion
Oct 21, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Kansas City is losing families to suburbia because of its allegedly subpar schools. How can families be lured back to city schools?. Opinion
Sep 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable. Opinion
Sep 17, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Many Americans believe children should not be free to walk alone, because of crime and traffic. But children constantly driven around by their parents or locked away at home are also subject to significant risks. Opinion
Sep 3, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Classical liberal commentator F.A. Hayek argued that monomaniacal government planning would eventually lead to limits on individual freedom—and government hostility to pedestrians may be an example of this. Opinion
Aug 15, 2014   By Michael Lewyn