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Houston Inches Toward Reduced Car Dependency

The city is investing more in biking, walking, and public transit, but a lack of funding and counterproductive moves from the Texas Department of Transportation are slowing the process of shifting away from personal automobile dependency.

August 24, 2022 - Houston Public Media

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The Freedom To Choose Your Own Pace

An opinion piece highlights the benefits of slow transportation, a luxury seldom available in our speed-obsessed society.

August 17, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

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Vermont Program Encourages Walking for Grocery Trips

A Burlington program is using grocery trolleys to remind residents that, for many of them, a grocery store is less than a mile away.

July 22, 2022 - Burlington Free Press

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Charlotte Mobility Plan Centers Improved Multimodal Options and Economic Mobility

The city’s newly approved Strategic Mobility Plan highlights the need for better options when it comes to walking, biking, and public transit, setting a goal to reduce driving to half of total trips.

July 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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The Business Case for Multimodal Transportation Planning

Travel demands are changing and so should planning. There are good reasons for communities to spend less on automobile facilities and more on walking, bicycling, and public transit. Let’s examine why.

July 6, 2022 - Todd Litman

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

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Unsurprisingly, People Enjoy Walking More in Safe, Green Spaces

New research shows that people are likely to walk more in places that are both walkable and green.

June 15, 2022 - NCSU News

Mobility App

How One Ride-Hailing Company Is Encouraging a Shift to Micromobility

A small change in the design of ride-hailing apps can make users more likely to choose walking or biking for short trips.

February 27, 2022 - Fast Company

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AARP Releases DIY Walk Audit

An updated 'walk audit toolkit' lets you assess pedestrian safety in your neighborhood and advocate for improvements.

February 17, 2022 - Streetsblog California

Florida Pedestrians

Opinion: Road Safety Data Should Include Close Calls

Even in the absence of lethal collisions, the experience of repeated near-misses can discourage pedestrians from walking and degrade public perception of road safety.

January 25, 2022 - NextCity

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