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Car-Centric Planning

September 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The paper of record in a Texas oil town is a surprising place to find an article singing the praises of a society built on public transit instead of the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
September 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board finds numerous faults with the state of Maryland's preliminary investigation of an idea to add another bridge across the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis.
The Baltimore Sun
August 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Car dependence will have to end for the most ambitious climate plans put forward by Democratic candidates for president to have the desired effect.
Curbed
August 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
New development coming to Downtown Pittsburgh lacks sufficient parking, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 11, 2019, 7am PDT
A Vox video digs into the history of how suburbs came to resemble each other.
Vox
August 4, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Minneapolis could achieve another first of land use regulation next week if the City Council votes to prohibit the construction of all drive-through facilities in the entire city.
Star Tribune
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
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