Satire

Vast, empty parking lot with blue sky and bright sun in background

Friday Funny: How Much Parking Does That Parking Spot Need?

The Onion takes parking requirements to their logical conclusion.

May 5, 2023 - The Onion

Round sign on building with white CTA logo on blue background

Friday Funny: Chicago Transit Has Imposter Syndrome

The Onion posits that the CTA’s failures stem from a debilitating fear of having riders rely on them.

April 7, 2023 - The Onion

Mother and two young children waiting to cross street at busy crosswalk

Friday Funny: Crossing the Street? Good Luck!

The Onion says the quiet part out loud to illustrate the real philosophy behind many road safety strategies.

October 21, 2022 - The Onion

A high-speed rail is blurred as it passes a modern skyline in China.

Friday Funny: The Onion Blasts U.S. for Slow Trains

The satirical news site The Onion has imagined a world where China and the United States are competing over which country can operate the slowest, least dependable train systems.

July 15, 2022 - The Onion

Pick-Up Truck

Friday Funny: The Onion Satirizes the Federal Government’s Electric Car Fetish

The totally satirical, not-at-all-real website The Onion is back with another planning-related fake news take.

June 24, 2022 - The Onion

Large pickup trucks are parked in neat rows extending into the fuzzy background of the image.

Friday Funny? Cartoon Lampoons the Growing Size of Trucks and SUVs

The Nib takes on the latest trend in car culture: massive vehicles.

December 17, 2021 - The Nib

Outdoor Recreation

Friday Funny: The Onion Skewers Elon Musk (Again)

Elon Musk, a favorite target of satirists and urbanists alike, is once again the subject of The Onion's withering pen.

April 23, 2021 - The Onion

Sports Utility Vehicle

The Onion: SUV Drivers Buy Into 'Them Versus Us' Mentality at All Costs

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".

September 4, 2020 - The Onion

Freeway Underpass Encampment

The Onion Has a Blistering Take on Congress' Idea of a Social Safety Net

The latest foray by The Onion into the world of planning satirizes the American tendency to prioritize highway spending over housing and the homeless.

July 17, 2020 - The Onion

Christmas

Friday Funny: An Adorable Housing Shortage in Cupcake Kingdom

A satirical article from last year, written by the Onion, offers a bit of satire as either a distraction from the public health crisis or as a reminder of the crisis that existed before the novel coronavirus.

April 10, 2020 - The Onion

Climate Change

Sunday Funny: The Onion Calls Out the Auto Industry for its Massive SUVs

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

March 1, 2020 - The Onion

New York Subway Stairs

Saturday Satire: The Accessibility Meeting Is Located Down Three Flights of Stairs

A satirical piece published by McSweeney's calls attention to the remaining work to done in building a truly accessible built environment.

November 9, 2019 - McSweeney's

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Friday Funny: Who's Neglecting Transit Payments Now?

Satirical news website The Onion turns up the heat on New York politicians, this time flipping the tables of the fare evasion debate.

August 2, 2019 - The Onion

Superstorm Sandy

Satirizing Mayors Who Campaign for President During a Flood

The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.

July 26, 2019 - The Onion

Public Meeting

Friday Funny: Scathing Satire of Anti-Development Rants at Public Hearings

A new satirical essay for McSweeney's provides a template for NIMBY opposition to planning and development, and does not pull any punches in the process.

June 14, 2019 - McSweeney's

Washington State

Friday Funny: The Onion Gets Weird With Climate Politics

We really didn't see this one coming.

May 17, 2019 - The Onion

Electric Car

Friday Funny: The Self-Driving Car That Stole All of Tesla's Money

Satirists at The Onion wrote a totally fake, but also very funny, article about a self-driving car.

April 26, 2019 - The Onion

Congestion

Friday Funny: The Onion Considers the Pros and Cons of Congestion Pricing

The satirical news website The Onion must have seen the big news out of New York this week.

March 1, 2019 - The Onion

Kids on the Street

Friday Funny: Pity the Fool Who Doesn't Yield to a Law-Abiding Pedestrian

A satirical article published by The Onion tells a familiar tale.

February 15, 2019 - The Onion

Coastal City

Friday Funny: The Onion Brings Climate Change Close to Home

The Onion's satirical news skills are put to use in canvassing public opinion about climate change.

February 1, 2019 - The Onion

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