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Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
BBC
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
October 22, 2019, 5am PDT
The "Test Rides" program in Sweden is showing success in getting people to drive less and take transit more.
Fast Company
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
September 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Public transportation that serves regional areas makes sense, but the United States has been slow to pursue strategies and policies that foster these types of systems.
the transport politic
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The dominant narrative is that streets are for cars and infrastructure that accommodates driving is necessary for cities to grow. But cities ended up this way because of decisions that make other modes secondary.
The Outline
September 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 30, 2019, 11am PDT
The Marchetti Constant, the willingness of people to travel for about a half an hour to get to and from work, explains the size of cities in history, and the metropolitan areas of today.
CityLab
August 28, 2019, 5am PDT
The Danish capital has an ambitious goal to be the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly city, and it is taking big steps to make that happen soon.
Fast Company
August 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
August 20, 2019, 6am PDT
A greener life means fewer flights for many Europeans.
Time
August 19, 2019, 7am PDT
The country of Estonia is seeking more details on a plan to build the world's longest undersea rail tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn.
Bloomberg
August 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bettina Kamuk, global market director for Ramboll, explains how a Copenhagen waste-to-energy facility meets air quality and emissions standards while providing low-carbon energy and recreational activity to the surrounding community.
The Planning Report
August 13, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent study out of Europe reveals the potential of electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) to transition mobility away from cars.
Treehugger
August 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.
Associated Press
July 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Alliance 90/The Greens, a political party in Germany, wants the country's domestic travel to shift completely to rail. Achieving that goal will require making air travel more expensive and rail travel cheaper and easier.
Euractiv
July 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In sharp contrast to France's yellow vest demonstrations against fuel tax hikes, Madrid residents took to the streets to keep them free of motor vehicles after new leaders were elected who vowed to rescind the driving ban enacted last November.
CityLab
July 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The pros and cons of fare-free transit involve a range of issues, from operations logistics and outcomes to costs and fiscal priorities.
Pedestrian Observations