Car Dependence

Racing Cars

Partisan Splits for Transportation Politics

Researchers found that while left-leaning respondents were more likely to favor transportation reform and sustainable modes, conservatives are not as far behind as we think.

October 11, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Self-Driving Cars

How Cities Can Plan For the Rise of Autonomous Vehicles

When cars first started proliferating on American roads, it led to increased sprawl and flight from central cities. What can we do now to prevent the same problem as AVs become more widespread?

October 6, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Washington D.C. Row Houses

Report: D.C. Housing Too Decentralized

Over the last three decades, the D.C. region has seen the most development in far-flung exurbs disconnected from area jobs and transit networks.

September 2, 2021 - Brookings Institution

walkable street

Cities Seeking '20-Minute Living'

Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.

May 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Multi-Modalism

How E-Scooters Can Complement Public Transit

With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.

April 8, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Houston

Refugees Learn to Survive as Pedestrians on Houston's Dangerous Streets

For one refugee family, living in Houston has meant facing a host of new challenges as they traverse the city’s roadways without a car.

February 20, 2020 - Texas Monthly

aerial view of identical suburban homes

Opinion: The Old Visions of Suburbia Are an Anachronism

Low-density suburbs are on their way out, and the suburbs of the future will better address the present-day needs of the people living in them.

October 7, 2019 - Common Edge

Cars and Herbie

How the Law Enshrines Car Dependence

Land use regulations provide exhibit A in this indictment of the American legal system's support for a murderous and destructive dependence on automobiles for transportation.

July 10, 2019 - The Atlantic

Charleston, South Carolina

Parking Perceptions Don't Match Parking Realities in Charleston

Some people in downtown Charleston, South Carolina report have trouble finding parking, the city's first comprehensive parking study shows that even at peak times the area is well under capacity.

February 5, 2019 - The Post and Courier

Los Angeles Street

Trying to Remake L.A. as a More Walkable City

A legacy of discriminatory planning exacerbated the low-density sprawl that's been so hard for Los Angeles to roll back.

April 28, 2018 - The American Prospect

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