Car-Centric Planning

6 days ago
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 10, 2019, 5am PDT
Land use regulations provide exhibit A in this indictment of the American legal system's support for a murderous and destructive dependence on automobiles for transportation.
The Atlantic
July 3, 2019, 11am PDT
An opinion piece by Josh Wilson makes a case for a congestion pricing plan tailored specifically for the realities of living and working in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG have released the fifth edition of its Highway Boondoggles report.
U.S. PIRG Education Fund
June 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Several large freeway expansion projects are in various stages of planning and development in the Louisville region of Kentucky. Critics say the projects reflect an obsolete approach to planning and will hurt the state and the city.
WDRB
Blog post
June 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Many current planning practices reinforce a cycle of increased automobile use, more automobile-oriented community redevelopment, and reduced mobility options. There are good reasons to break this pattern.
Todd Litman
May 21, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Minneapolis doesn't want any more drive-throughs in the city, in an effort to cut down on emissions, car trips, and conflict points in the public realm.
Star Tribune
May 12, 2019, 11am PDT
New York City might need some courage to go through with its idea sto charge drivers to enter parts of Manhattan. Luckily there are International models of success to choose from.
Fast Company
May 9, 2019, 8am PDT
Richard Florida cites new research to argue that car culture and car oriented communities are the main culprits in the unhealthy lifestyles of U.S. school children.
CityLab
May 3, 2019, 7am PDT
A longread, written by Sam Boch and published by Places Journal, has been creating a stir online and is highly recommended for those with an interest in intersections between social justice and urban design.
Places Journal
April 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Transportation for America is crunching the numbers on how the Trump administration has shifted transportation funding programs since it took over the TIGER grant program and made it into the BUILD grant program.
Transportation for America
April 27, 2019, 5am PDT
June Williamson explains the necessary components of the next generation of the suburban retrofitting project, and why these actions are so necessary.
Redesigning Cities via YouTube
April 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Car-oriented politics keeps scoring wins in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
April 9, 2019, 9am PDT
Phoenix has the zoning for more height in its downtown, and future development might finally yield a more recognizable skyline.
Arizona Republic
March 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Globe and Mail editorial board points out the obvious hypocrisies of the global response to an aviation tragedy relative to the ongoing tragedies that occur every day as a result of the world's reliance on automobiles.
Globe and Mail
February 25, 2019, 12pm PST
As cities strive to improve mobility for all users, the existing auto paradigm is slow to change
The Conversation
February 13, 2019, 7am PST
More people are three months behind on car payments today than at the height of the Great Recession. That's bad news for the economy.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2019, 5am PST
The status quo is unhealthy for everybody.
The New York Times
January 21, 2019, 11am PST
A new online tool allows cities to measure progress in providing access to alternative forms of transportation.
Fast Company