Car-Centric Urbanism

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
April 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Car-oriented politics keeps scoring wins in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
February 4, 2019, 9am PST
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.
Daily Bruin
July 19, 2018, 7am PDT
It's been called a 'War on Fun.'
Vancouver Sun
May 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
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.
Streetsblog USA
May 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
A survey of recent planning decisions demonstrates that cities are no longer necessarily looking to more and bigger highways to solve their traffic problems.
The New York Times
August 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
February 23, 2017, 12pm PST
Planners are hard at work in a unique corner of the city of Philadelphia—the Far Northeast.
PlanPhilly
December 19, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of Portland will take the momentous step of estimating person trips, rather than car trips, when estimating the impacts of new developments. The decision is another step toward ending the systems of car-centric planning.
Bike Portland
August 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Data collection used for planning purposes has traditionally focused on cars, rather than people. So far, innovative transportation technologies seem unconcerned with changing that pattern.
City Observatory
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn
April 25, 2016, 5am PDT
What does a successfully multi-modal and livable street look like? There are examples all over the world, if you're paying attention.
CityLab
March 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A writer suggests an end for one of the many conveniences available to drivers: the right turn on a red light.
Next City
January 13, 2016, 8am PST
A new study presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting builds a strong case that parking causes driving.
CityLab
January 13, 2016, 6am PST
Zipcar is a newcomer in Tampa Bay, but the efforts to expand its business in the next few years will provide a case study in how less dense cities can expand alternative transportation options.
Tampa Bay Times
December 1, 2015, 12pm PST
We've known for some time that it would be difficult to rein in the automobile once the country's obsession had taken hold. Footage from a news special aired in 1965 offers historic perspective.
nextSTL
March 11, 2015, 8am PDT
Southern California's Orange County isn't exactly known for its walkability. Frank H. Wu decided to test that notion on a recent carless visit.
Huffington Post
November 28, 2014, 7am PST
Toronto will begin rolling out a program to narrow traffic lanes on the city's streets. The new lane policy, recently completed, was in the works for the past year.
The Globe and Mail
October 6, 2014, 2pm PDT
Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City, argues that reducing the width of traffic lanes would be a panacea for the disastrous public health outcomes of traffic safety.
CityLab
July 21, 2014, 9am PDT
John King describes a new, 7.6-acre hospital campus in the heart of Oakland, California as accessible only by car or ambulance—in other words, "enough to make you sick."
San Francisco Chronicle