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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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