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Car-Centric Planning

January 13, 2020, 6am PST
Banning cars will not be effective as long as U.S. cities continue to prioritize transportation systems where mobility is dependent on driving.
Brookings
January 6, 2020, 12pm PST
Cars and vehicle emissions are undoubtedly central to the climate change problem. The solution, however, might not be cleaner vehicles but rather a drastic change in our relationship to automobiles and driving.
The Guardian
December 27, 2019, 9am PST
Development that depends on subsidies is not fostering true growth and instead is a financial house of cards.
Marketwatch
December 21, 2019, 5am PST
The consequences of car-centric planning are clear, a century after cars took over streets and lives across this country. According to this article, so to is a new way forward.
Citymetric
December 13, 2019, 10am PST
Car culture isn't free, even for people who don't own cars.
The Boston Globe
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 26, 2019, 5am PST
Cities not named from Boston in Massachusetts are explored for lessons in contemporary parking regulations.
CommonWealth
November 24, 2019, 11am PST
The Colorado Department of Transportation will spend big on highway projects over the next three years.
The Denver Post
November 21, 2019, 9am PST
Culdesac Tempe will offer will have apartments for 1,000 people and zero space for cars.
Medium
November 20, 2019, 7am PST
An entertainment district in Austin will soon be the sole province of pedestrians on busy weekend nights.
Austin Statesman
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
November 11, 2019, 8am PST
San Diego is considering a plan to block off an eight-block portion of its Downtown, known as the Gaslamp Quarter, to automobile traffic.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Slate
November 7, 2019, 8am PST
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a motion to improve signal prioritization for the sake of light rail transit on the Expo Line where it operates in city streets.
Streetsblog LA
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.
TheCityFix
October 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new task force formed in Portland, Oregon will consider ways to make automobile use more expensive, including parking pricing, area and time-based fees, fleet charges, road user charges, cordons, and freeway pricing.
Bike Portland
October 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Advocates in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are pushing for more transit and pedestrian priority, and less car-centric streets, as a wave of high-profile projects capture national attention.
Brooklyn Paper
October 19, 2019, 7am PDT
A journalist asked, so Jarrett Walker answered.
Human Transit
October 17, 2019, 10am PDT
Clearly, the American love affair with the automobile is far from over, despite lessons from the recession, dire environmental warnings, plummeting traffic safety, or the wishful thinking of tech companies.
Wired
October 16, 2019, 10am PDT
So many subsidies ensure the dominance of the automobile in the daily live of the United States, it's hard to keep track of them all. Law Professor Greg Shill is keeping track, however.
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