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Car-Centric Planning

12 hours ago
Political opposition to the controversial I-605 Corridor Improvement Project is gaining traction on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors.
Streetsblog Los Angeles
2 days ago
Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.
Vox
October 12, 2020, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced $1 billion in BUILD transportation grants, once again showing a preference for car-centric, rural projects in selecting the winners of this competitive grant process.
Transport Topics
October 11, 2020, 9am PDT
Advocates are calling out regional and state transportation planning agencies for a failure of racial justice as plans to widen a freeway in Southern California move forward.
Streetsblog Los Angeles
October 8, 2020, 8am PDT
A video explainer of the notorious traffic law that explains why some cities have to raise speed limits to enforce traffic safety.
Grist
October 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The public is providing feedback for the idea of a congestion pricing scheme that could charge as much as $12 to drive into Downtown San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2020, 9am PDT
Some might call it call it asphalt socialism, but public subsidies tend to only go one way in the United States: toward the car.
Streetsblog USA
September 27, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City will now be measurably less car-centric for the indefinite future.
Eater New York
September 23, 2020, 11am PDT
An economic development pro makes an argument for an approach to economic development that prioritizes the urban design decisions that favor community character.
Proud Places
September 17, 2020, 8am PDT
In the United States, busy roads shorten lives in more ways than one, but when it comes to the ill effects of noise pollution, almost no efforts are made to reduce the damage.
Streetsblog USA
September 16, 2020, 9am PDT
Progress in combating climate change won't be possible unless Americans drive less. And Americans won't be able to drive less without changes to land use patterns in the United States.
Transportation for America
August 17, 2020, 11am PDT
Rural traffic has recovered from COVID-19 lows earlier in the year and has even surpassed historic averages, according to the case study supplied by the state of Nebraska.
KLIN
August 14, 2020, 6am PDT
In Nick Demarsh and Rick Banks' opinion, defunding the police requires cities to reconsider car culture.
NextCity
August 6, 2020, 7am PDT
The city of Houston is embarking on an ambitious plan to reshape how new development in the city prioritizes walkability, and deprioritizes the automobile.
Houston Chronicle
August 5, 2020, 6am PDT
After releasing a list of project alternatives that didn't include new bus lanes in the existing roadway, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has changed its mind.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 3, 2020, 9am PDT
Reports last week that the U.S. economy is about 30 percent smaller than before the pandemic aren't reflected in driving trends.
Smart Cities Dive
July 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Fake news site The Onion imagines the logical result of car-centric planning during a pandemic.
The Onion
July 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Once again, New Zealand shows the way! The national government's new urban development policy will eliminate off-street parking requirements and remove low height-limits near transit stations to encourage more efficient infill development.
Stuff
Blog post
July 20, 2020, 6am PDT
Examining models of progress toward restrictions on the use and storage of automobiles from urban areas around the world.
Joan Fitzgerald
July 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The state of Maryland is moving forward with a highway widening plan that would spend $11 billion in a private-partnership to add toll lanes to two Capital Beltway highways.
DCist