September 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new book by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist digs into the consequences of a society driven by the automobile.
July 26, 2016, 9am PDT
A UK blogger argues that transportation infrastructure planning is informed too heavily by the kinds of trips men tend to make.
June 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Momentum Mag picks up the news of a study out of Harvard University that will produce more than one double take.
May 31, 2016, 6am PDT
On average, women spend longer in traffic than men—perhaps because of the gendered division of labor that still exists in many households.
May 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Yes, gas prices are both lowest and highest. When compared to past Memorial Day weekends, it's the lowest since 2005, and by no coincidence the highest amount of travelers will take to the roads since the same year. Guess what that is doing to VMT?
Daily Fuel Gauge Report (AAA)
April 30, 2016, 11am PDT
City Observatory digs into the history of a Chicago suburb to answer the question: "Why don't people who say they'd like to take transit actually do it?"
February 20, 2016, 11am PST
A new report from the AAA indicates that American motorists encounter damage from potholes three times a year, with each incident costing an average $300 to repair. Middle and working class drivers feel the pinch disproportionately.
February 14, 2016, 7am PST
It's not just millennials anymore. A new study finds more people are going without driver's licenses than in previous decades.
January 13, 2016, 8am PST
A new study presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting builds a strong case that parking causes driving.
August 26, 2015, 6am PDT
Americans are driving more, again. Streetsblog dares to challenges the Federal Highway Administration on whether that's data worth celebrating.
March 15, 2015, 9am PDT
Few of us are fully immune from the effects of road rage. Psychologists are asking why driving can provoke changes in behavior—and how to avert them.
January 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Florida's automobile transportation system fails a lot of tests. The latest is a study by WalletHub that ranks the financial risk of driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Broward Palm Beach New Times
November 21, 2014, 12pm PST
In a column for Fast Forward Weekly, Steven Snell explores the complexities in lessening the domestication of the automobile and its perceived necessity in our day-to-day lives.
June 20, 2014, 8am PDT
A finance website called nerdwallet took it upon itself to rank the "worst" cities to drive a car.
March 8, 2014, 5am PST
Baltimore Magazine’s annual “Best Places to Work” list factors in in salaries, benefits, and workplace perks—but not commuting. In the Washington, DC metro area, that’s no small thing.
December 31, 2013, 9am PST
The cost of intown housing makes suburbia fiscally tempting- but this is in part the result of deliberate policy choices by government.
October 26, 2013, 11am PDT
On these pages we usually tout the developed world's decline in driving and car ownership. But in Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive, the automobile serves as a vehicle for improving human rights.
February 28, 2013, 5am PST
Eric Jaffe reports on research that may give pause to light rail advocates who argue the mode can reduce congestion: ridership gains along new lines may come at the expense of buses, rather than cars.
November 7, 2012, 6am PST
Economist Joe Cortright doesn't seem to think so. According to his findings, Americans are driving less, with Millennials leading the way, and this unprecedented trend is here to stay.
June 1, 2012, 8am PDT
In the face of New York City's increasing assault on automobiles, Justin Davidson stands up for the pleasures and utility of driving as a key ingredient in the city's multimodal mix of mobility.