September 13, 2011, 12pm PDT
More than a quarter of D.C. households are car-free, federal data shows. The diverse options such as an efficient public transportation, bike share and Zipcar program make it easier for residents to ditch their cars.
September 6, 2011, 1pm PDT
Bolivia took two million cars off the street in nine cities during the "National Day of the Pedestrian." The event arrived when President Evo Morales' government plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest, the BBC reports.
July 28, 2011, 7am PDT
New ideas are emerging to address the mobility issues faced by cities. One specific project focuses on the epicenter of congested America: Los Angeles.
July 20, 2011, 1pm PDT
Cities plan to cut off individual parking garages is a gamble, says Josie Garthwaite in National Geographic -- yet making it impossible to park is one of the few yet most effective tools that reduces driving.
January 13, 2011, 9am PST
Jeff Prant of Carbusters pays a visit to New York's Times Square, and marvels at its transformation into a true public square.
September 25, 2010, 7am PDT
Asrai Ord explicates Rebecca Solnit's belief that "the car has become a prosthetic… for a conceptually impaired body or a body impaired by the creation of a world that is no longer human in scale."
July 9, 2010, 7am PDT
Oakland, California recently closed off two miles of city street to cars, creating a Bogota-inspired ciclovia, dubbed 'Oaklavia'.
January 27, 2010, 12pm PST
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> looks at 6 cities that could potentially go car-lite or car-free.
December 28, 2009, 10am PST
It will take a long time for the US to embrace pedestrians, bicycling, and electric carts as substitutes for cars in our communities. And yet an inevitable change is coming that will significantly increase environmental quality, and restore real community and economic viability. Changing legislation, master planning, and the development of car-reduced and car-free communities will move us forward, writes Greg Ramsey.
October 22, 2009, 11am PDT
The New York Times Automobiles Section discusses the growing population of Americans living car-free.
August 11, 2009, 3am PDT
Local businesses on a busy Vancouver street that had been hosting weekly car-free events this summer have protested and effectively cancelled the event.
August 2, 2009, 11am PDT
This slideshow form <em>Mother Nature Network</em> shows seven globa cities that are completely free of cars.
June 9, 2009, 6am PDT
Hayward, which is an East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has laid the groundwork for a nearly car-free housing development for environmentally conscious living.
May 12, 2009, 2pm PDT
Vauban, Germany is a new suburb that is part of the 'smart planning movement'. It is car-free, i.e. the streets are car-free, while car ownership is allowed but restricted to two garages, and the cost unbundled. Only 30% of families own cars.
The New York Times - Environment
May 12, 2009, 8am PDT
Michigan's Mackinac Island has been car-free since 1898. GOOD Magazine pays a visit to the island and finds that far from being Luddite, the island is very progressive, from extensive wifi to hydroelectric power.
April 23, 2009, 11am PDT
In order to reduce his carbon footprint, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is providing an excellent example for all municipal leaders by giving up his car.
January 7, 2009, 7am PST
Young Japanese men and women are ditching the car as a status symbol, sparking concern for car companies.
August 9, 2008, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans for car-free days on a nearly 7-mile section of road in Manhattan.
August 6, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels recently announced a plan to close off certain roads to cars on Sundays starting this month. Local business owners are worried that closures will keep people away.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>For six hours this Sunday, streets in North Portland will be off-limits to cars.</p>