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How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
December 31, 2020, 8am PST
Pultizer-winning science journalist and global health expert Laurie Garrett, an Angeleno, points to the Golden State's auto culture during an interview on MSNBC as one reason why the state is now the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.
MSNBC
September 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The headline of the latest foray of The Onion into the tragic world of traffic safety: "Conscientious SUV Shopper Just Wants Something That Will Kill Family In Other Car In Case Of Accident".
The Onion
August 14, 2020, 6am PDT
In Nick Demarsh and Rick Banks' opinion, defunding the police requires cities to reconsider car culture.
NextCity
July 24, 2020, 8am PDT
A study finds that a third of workers would prefer to work remotely every day of the workweek, potentially removing nearly 50 million cars from U.S. roadways.
Streetsblog USA
May 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Researchers around the world are trying to get an idea about how increased automobile trips, fewer shared modes, and high unemployment will alter long-term trends in transportation.
CityLab
May 5, 2020, 8am PDT
A massive survey on the sentiments of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic reports that many people are less likely to ride public transit, or rely on Uber and Lyft, in the future.
Car and Driver
March 1, 2020, 9am PST
This is satire for anyone who has noticed, with fear for the planet and pedestrians, the growing size of pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles manufactured and sold in the United States
The Onion
January 6, 2020, 12pm PST
Cars and vehicle emissions are undoubtedly central to the climate change problem. The solution, however, might not be cleaner vehicles but rather a drastic change in our relationship to automobiles and driving.
The Guardian
December 13, 2019, 10am PST
Car culture isn't free, even for people who don't own cars.
The Boston Globe
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
October 17, 2019, 10am PDT
Clearly, the American love affair with the automobile is far from over, despite lessons from the recession, dire environmental warnings, plummeting traffic safety, or the wishful thinking of tech companies.
Wired
June 6, 2019, 5am PDT
More people are telecommuting in Atlanta, keeping cars of the road, but the percentages of people driving alone to work, taking transit, and walking or biking to work are holding steady.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
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 1, 2019, 6am PDT
There is a growing movement of humans who don't like the idea of being forced to hand the wheel over to robot drivers.
The New Yorker
January 9, 2019, 7am PST
More people are buying cars, even while more people are choosing to go without cars.
CityLab
November 20, 2018, 11am PST
Transit writer Alon Levy argues it will take more than system improvements to integrate public transit into L.A.'s urban fabric.
Pedestrian Observations
October 17, 2018, 9am PDT
For all the concern about the "War on Cars," some car lovers perceive self-driving cars as the real threat to the driving experience and the car culture that comes with it.
The Detroit Free Press
October 9, 2018, 6am PDT
Is it more dangerous to break the law as a cyclist or as a driver?
Outside Online
July 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Free on-street parking costs cities in lost land and additional traffic, cities could realize huge benefits if they value their curbs, Henry Garbar argues in Slate.
Slate