February 11, 2019, 12pm PST
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
August 5, 2018, 9am PDT
An architect makes the case for future-proofing new parking garages so they can easily shift to other uses in a future with fewer cars.
August 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
A new study provides evidence of how the incredibly high costs of parking get spread around—even to people who don't have cars.
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.
August 18, 2014, 9am PDT
Something strange is taking place in the City by the Bay. It's not just experiencing a growth in carless households—carless households are actually replacing those with cars.
March 29, 2014, 9am PDT
Ben Adler considers the availability of car-sharing and cab services in maintaining a car-free population.
January 29, 2014, 5am PST
Is there a relationship between carless households and density of college graduates? Derek Thompson of The Atlantic connected the dots using Michael Sivak's latest 'peak car' study and saw a relationship between the two variables.
October 15, 2013, 6am PDT
The city continues to grapple with the practical implications of local planning legend Edmund Bacon's prescriptions for carless streets.
July 15, 2013, 2pm PDT
As plans to pedestrianize UK city centers gain steam, Lord Richard Rogers, architect of the Pompidou Centre and advisor on urbanism issues to successive London mayors, has predicted a widespread ban on cars in London within 20 years.
July 10, 2013, 9am PDT
Fewer cars on the road, less driving, why not fewer parking spots? Cities like D.C., L.A., Denver, Philadelphia are responding by reducing or eliminating parking minimums, while Portland, which had already eliminated them, are bringing them back.
July 1, 2013, 12pm PDT
For a possible answer, look to Mackinac Island, Michigan, where cars have been banned for 115 years. Does chaos ensue when the island's population grows to 15,000 during the summer tourist season? Not quite, says Stephen Messenger.