Car-Centric Urbanism

Biker and driver

Jaywalking, Idaho Stop Bills Vetoed by California's Governor

Faced with the opportunity to redefine the traffic safety regime in one of the nation's most progressive states, Governor Gavin Newsom flinched.

October 11, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Congestion

What Will It Take for the U.S. to Kick the Car Habit?

Government played a big role in creating the car-centric United States that exists today. Climate change requires that government take the lead in reducing automobile dominance.

September 14, 2021 - Vox

Empty Parking Garage

One Pandemic Real Estate Bet: Condos for Cars

The possibility of many more urban dwellers driving than ever before, even in transit-rich locations like New York City, is still a very real.

August 13, 2021 - Bloomberg

Congestion

Liberating Cities from Cars

Examining models of progress toward restrictions on the use and storage of automobiles from urban areas around the world.

July 20, 2020 - Joan Fitzgerald

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Seattle Leads the Nation in Reducing Car Ownership

Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.

November 4, 2019 - The Seattle Times

School Buses and Homes

Study Documents the Public Health Effects of Long School Commutes

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.

May 9, 2019 - CityLab

Arizona Streets

Dead on Arrival: Vision Zero Loses at the Phoenix City Council

Car-oriented politics keeps scoring wins in Phoenix.

April 24, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Westwood, Los Angeles

Uber and Lyft Make 11,000 Trips a Week Without Leaving UCLA's Campus

Students at the University of California, Los Angeles are using ride-hailing companies to get between classes on campuses. The effect is far from the congestion and emissions reducing idea many hoped for from companies like Uber and Lyft.

February 4, 2019 - Daily Bruin

Kids playing outside

Canadian Neighborhood Prohibits Kids From Playing Outside

It's been called a 'War on Fun.'

July 19, 2018 - Vancouver Sun

Multi-Modal Intersection

The Case for Ending Legal Right Turns on Red Lights

Right turns on red became legal at a large scale across the country in the 1970s, despite the threats the practice represents to pedestrians and people on bikes.

May 17, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

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