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Driving

January 13, 2020, 6am PST
Banning cars will not be effective as long as U.S. cities continue to prioritize transportation systems where mobility is dependent on driving.
Brookings
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
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Slate
October 16, 2019, 10am PDT
So many subsidies ensure the dominance of the automobile in the daily live of the United States, it's hard to keep track of them all. Law Professor Greg Shill is keeping track, however.
THINK
October 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Low-density suburbs are on their way out, and the suburbs of the future will better address the present-day needs of the people living in them.
Common Edge
March 10, 2019, 11am PDT
A new paper accounts for all the ways "the legal system puts its thumb on the scale for drivers to the detriment of everyone else: transit users, cyclists and pedestrians."
Streetsblog USA
February 19, 2019, 7am PST
Minneapolis and Seattle bucked national trends by increasing active transportation and use of public transit in recent years.
Streetsblog USA
February 13, 2019, 7am PST
More people are three months behind on car payments today than at the height of the Great Recession. That's bad news for the economy.
The Washington Post
February 6, 2019, 1pm PST
The tech is part of a public-private partnership meant to improve connectivity to Waze and other navigation apps from underground.
The Verge
Blog post
January 22, 2019, 10am PST
The Federal Highway Administration's National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) shows that transit use is rising and household vehicle miles traveled are declining—but other data sources paint a more ambiguous picture.
Michael Lewyn
November 12, 2018, 7am PST
When it comes to food delivery, every second counts.
Forbes
October 9, 2018, 6am PDT
Is it more dangerous to break the law as a cyclist or as a driver?
Outside Online
September 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
Transportation investment is struggling to keep pace with population growth.
The Columbus Dispatch
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
June 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
While endeavoring to make an honest account of the motivations for driving, it's important to remember that some people really like to drive.
Mobility Lab
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
May 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The auto industry lobby is meeting with Trump Administration officials to convince them to ease off the throttle.
The New York Times
April 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey reveals that circumstances may be forcing lower-income young people to drive greater distances.
State Smart Transportation Initiative
March 19, 2018, 8am PDT
New data from transportation research group TRIP, shows that fatalities involving at least one driver over 65 years old are up 22% in California.
SCPR
February 5, 2018, 10am PST
USDOT hopes to put decades of data collection to new use preventing fatal collisions by predicting when they might occur.
Eno Transportation Weekly