Vehicle Miles Traveled

Disabled Parking

Parking Induces Driving, Study Says

New research published in the Urban Studies journal does the difficult work of connecting the dots between parking and driving.

January 31, 2021 - Sightline Institute

Nighttime Traffic

Where the Pandemic Has Scrambled Traffic Patterns

The map of metropolitan areas that drive least, and thus emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, has been completely redrawn by the pandemic, according to a recent report.

January 25, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Congestion

Report: Vehicle Miles Traveled Almost Fully Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Reports last week that the U.S. economy is about 30 percent smaller than before the pandemic aren't reflected in driving trends.

August 3, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Houston Texas

Connecting Traffic, Air Quality, and Coronavirus Spread

Early in the pandemic, bike sales soared and vehicle miles traveled plummeted. As people have been driving more, more people have also been infected with the novel coronavirus.

July 31, 2020 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Gas

Survey Finds Growing Support for a Mileage Fee Over the Gas Tax

An annual survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute found new levels of support for a change in the way the federal government raises money from, and for, highway infrastructure.

July 24, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Evacuated Highway 401

How COVID-19 Impacted U.S. Traffic Trends

Vehicle miles traveled, collisions, and collision-related injuries have been impacted by shelter-in-place orders nationwide. The level of impact, however, largely varies by region.

June 7, 2020 - Transport Topics

Driving

Dangerous, Distracted Drivers Take More Joyrides During Lockdown

Some motorists see open roads as an opportunity for stress relief. Transportation officials urge motorists to slow down, citing dramatically increased rates of speeding since the onset of the pandemic.

May 15, 2020 - The Washington Post

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Ranking the Climate Impact of Transportation in the 100 Largest U.S. Metro Areas

This performance ranking separates the fakers from the legit operation to reduce carbon emissions from transportation.

January 21, 2020 - Streetlight Data

Tiny House

Price Elasticity of Demand, Explained

Many transportation challenges could be solved by a more informed understanding of price elasticity of demand, according to this article.

December 17, 2019 - City Observatory

San Francisco, California

Caltrans to Ditch Level of Service for Vehicle Miles Traveled

Unlike for land use regulations, state law doesn't require Caltrans to switch from Level of Service to Vehicle Miles Traveled in measuring the environmental impact of projects. The state department of transportation is making the change anyway.

November 27, 2019 - Streetsblog California

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Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency/City of Chattanooga

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City of Willits

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