Car Culture

5 days ago
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
May 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
According to an analysis of U.S. National Travel Surveys, the Millennial preference for non-automotive travel is mostly hype. Millennials show behavior similar to other age groups and respond to the economy.
Transfers
April 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
Florida’s incremental steps toward complete streets have saved thousands of lives, but still left it one of the most dangerous states to walk in.
Streetsblog USA
February 19, 2018, 9am PST
It is illegal to operate a mobile phone to talk, text or listen to music while crossing the street in Montclair, California
Daily Bulletin
February 16, 2018, 9am PST
Or even Netflix, for that matter.
Mobility Lab
December 28, 2017, 6am PST
The auto industry has decided that SUVs are the right product to market to the largest generation in U.S. history.
Detroit Free Press
October 16, 2017, 10am PDT
A Minneapolis bike lane protest sets a new bar for opposition to bike lanes—Godwin's law was definitely in play.
Streetsblog USA
October 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
Traffic safety projects, and with it the city of Los Angeles' Vision Zero and Great Streets initiatives, have been dealt disappointing setbacks in recent months.
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2016, 6am PDT
The new "50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation" report examines the gulf between the reality of the U.S. transportation system and the innovations that will be necessary to achieve a carbon-free future.
Frontier Group
September 19, 2016, 11am PDT
A new book by Courtney Martin called "The New Better Off" examines the shift in values among younger generations.
CityLab
September 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new book by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist digs into the consequences of a society driven by the automobile.
The New York Times
Blog post
April 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recent data showing declining transit ridership is only the latest news to cast doubt on expectations of a public transit renaissance.
Steven Polzin
April 11, 2016, 11am PDT
Rebecca Solnit writes a pointed criticism of the wave of optimism attached to the self-driving car. Her preference: public transit.
The Guardian
November 24, 2015, 2pm PST
Triple Pundit takes a step back to gather some perspective, asking why the U.S. commuters are still so resistant to getting on bikes.
Triple Pundit
June 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Until advocates and agencies find positive stories to tell about multi-modal decision-making the car will continue to dominate the messaging and branding of contemporary culture.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2015, 8am PDT
Aaron Paley, the man who brought Ciclovia to the United States, wants Los Angeles to be a model for the transition from auto-dependent to car-optional.
The California Sunday Magazine
December 5, 2014, 1pm PST
A PBS Newshour economic correspondent visits the sites of former malls in Ohio and Massachusetts, some successfully repurposed, others in construction, and one in decay, speaking with economic experts along the way about the future of the mall.
PBS NewsHour
November 6, 2014, 11am PST
With a plan to add diagonal crosswalks at several intersections in Los Angeles on the table, will the recent shift toward pedestrian friendly streets be enough to make the idea stick?
Los Angeles Times