July 23, 2013, 11am PDT
A new study by researchers at Children's and the University of Pennsylvania concludes that, contrary to popular perception, cities are safer than rural or suburban areas. Higher rates of fatal car accidents outside cities are largely to blame.
June 30, 2013, 9am PDT
Can we combine our love affair with cars and single-family homes with sustainable growth? Mark Delucchi and Kenneth S. Kurani think so.
June 20, 2013, 10am PDT
While the decline may not be visible, total auto ownership peaked in 2008 according to a new report by Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. He set out to determine the cause - was it the economic recession?
March 14, 2013, 6am PDT
We're likely witnessing the beginning of the slow decline of a technology that's defined our transportation and land use policies for a century - the private car. Emily Badger explains how unnoticed events produce socio-technical transitions.
March 30, 2012, 9am PDT
Jordan Weissmann explores why Millennials are delaying car ownership and whether automakers can look to marketing partners such as MTV to bring back interest in car culture among a younger generation.
October 14, 2011, 2pm PDT
In a recent episode of The Discovery Channel's "Mythbusters," hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman concluded that cars are a greener mode of transportation than motorcycles.
October 5, 2011, 7am PDT
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
August 19, 2011, 8am PDT
Suburban areas don't necessarily equate with car-dependence, according to some New Urbanist plans for far-out areas. But convincing residents to opt for transit can be a challenge.
August 18, 2011, 8am PDT
Driving is down in the U.S. and countries all over the world, according to a variety of studies. This piece from <em>New Scientist</em> looks into why the road is less traveled.
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.
June 22, 2011, 8am PDT
Facing $60 million in deficits over the next year, transportation officials in metropolitan Seattle are pushing a plan to ask voters to approve an increase in the price of registering cars in the area to create a transportation fund.
March 25, 2011, 8am PDT
Sarah Goodyear points out the absurdity of the idea that urban planners who are seeking to raise tolls and parking fees while increasing transit accessibility are mounting a "war on cars".
March 19, 2011, 7am PDT
This video from <em>Streetfilms</em> explains the concept of congestion pricing and looks at how it can affect cities and their mobility.
March 3, 2011, 7am PST
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
February 11, 2011, 10am PST
Imbalances between the amount of cars being added to the roadways in China's cities and the amount of roads for them to drive on is brewing a major traffic problem.
January 1, 2011, 5am PST
In an effort to reduce congestion, Beijing is planning to reduce the amount of vehicle registrations it issues.
November 6, 2010, 5am PDT
New analysis from the CNW group shows that the percentage of new cars sold to 21-34 year-olds hit a high of nearly 38 percent in 1985 but decreased to 27 percent today. The shift is changing life in our cities and manufacturers marketing strategies.
October 22, 2010, 9am PDT
A conversation series from the National Trust for Historic Preservation asks what it would take for people to ditch their cars and rely solely on walking, cycling and public transportation.
Glass House Conversations
August 13, 2010, 7am PDT
A new study suggests that the people who cycle the most are likely to own at least two cars.
July 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.