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How Cars Make Life More Expensive—Even If You Don't Own a Car

Auto-dependence starts with land use, and zoning codes ensure everyone pays for the privilege only available to some.
February 6, 2020, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Even if you don’t own a car and never drive, you’re paying for other people’s cars—in rent as well as in health, social, and environmental costs," reports Anne Gaviola.

This subject was at the center of recent controversy over a study claiming that sprawl and automobile costs make living in Houston just as expensive as living in New York City. Gaviola's examples, however, never mention either of those cities, focusing instead on Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, and stopping by with Donald Shoup to for insight on the connections between land use and auto-dependency.

The entire article builds a case for the end of parking minimum regulations, which is expressed by experts toward the conclusion of the article.

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Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in Vice
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