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Car-Centric Planning

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A new Vox video tackles the controversial and counterintuitive concept of induced demand.
Vox
February 7, 2021, 11am PST
Despite every manner of local opposition, the Texas Department of Transportation is pushing forward with a plan to widen Interstate 45 north of the city of Houston, demolishing and displacing thousands of homes, businesses, and community facilities.
Houston Chronicle
February 2, 2021, 6am PST
Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Transportation for America
January 31, 2021, 7am PST
New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.
Sightline Institute
January 26, 2021, 9am PST
New research published in Transport Policy finds that ride-hailing companies increase vehicle miles traveled of users by 97 percent in Chicago, 114 percent in New York City, and 118 percent in San Francisco.
Streetsblog USA
January 25, 2021, 8am PST
The map of metropolitan areas that drive least, and thus emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, has been completely redrawn by the pandemic, according to a recent report.
Smart Cities Dive
January 19, 2021, 5am PST
The yongeTOmorrrow project is heading toward the finish line with widespread support from advocates, but a few want the plan to go one step further.
Toronto Star
January 17, 2021, 11am PST
Car prices have been going for a while, but even by recent standards a December jump in car prices is likely to be an outlier.
Road Show
January 17, 2021, 7am PST
Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.
National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine
January 13, 2021, 11am PST
The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
January 13, 2021, 7am PST
A $435 billion "economic justice" bill proposed by Democrats in the U.S. Senate includes $10 billion for projects that remove highways and build community-oriented assets in their place.
Streetsblog USA
January 6, 2021, 9am PST
As the pandemic begins to wind down, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Deborah Dagang speculates on the future of commuting, traffic, and public transit as Californians slowly return to their travel routines.
The Mercury News
January 3, 2021, 7am PST
Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
January 3, 2021, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation nominee acknowledged the impact the interstate highway system has had on communities of color and vowed to mitigate the damage.
Streetsblog USA
December 24, 2020, 6am PST
Despite 80% of survey respondents wanting a reduction in volume on Erie's waterfront parkway and improved pedestrian and bicycle access to the city's waterfront, PennDOT plans instead to double traffic as part of a $120 million high-speed bypass.
Earth Justice
December 22, 2020, 7am PST
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's latest crash fatality data for 2019 showed improving safety conditions for road users from the year prior. That progress is likely to vanish when the data for 2020 are complete.
Smart Cities Dive
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 15, 2020, 5am PST
Automobile-dependent planning has changed automobiles from a luxury into a necessity. Excessive vehicle costs leave many households without money to purchase essential food, shelter and healthcare. They need more affordable transportation options.
Todd Litman
November 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Recent investigations into the conditions facing workers in private parking lots in Philadelphia has produced a series of legislation reforms, but one idea, to lower the city's parking tax, isn't going to fly with this opinion writer.
WHYY
November 30, 2020, 7am PST
The pandemic has created even more obstacles to participation in society for those without a car.
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