Driving Patterns

April 17, 2009, 6am PDT
In this blog post, Tom Vanderbilt connects the dots between road size ("portions") and driving behavior ("consumption").
How We Drive
February 20, 2009, 7am PST
Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.
Blog post
April 23, 2008, 10pm PDT

I once was consigned to a table full of business school students at a land-use conference at UCLA. Trying to be a good sport, I offered the only idea that I'd ever had about business: car insurance charged according to miles driven. I posited that since risk and mileage were more or less correlated, it only made sense that people who drove more and incurred more risk should pay more.

My tablemates stared back at me as if I had just issued a rousing recitation of Das Kapital.
Josh Stephens