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Auto Dependency

Feature
4 days ago
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
December 24, 2020, 6am PST
Despite 80% of survey respondents wanting a reduction in volume on Erie's waterfront parkway and improved pedestrian and bicycle access to the city's waterfront, PennDOT plans instead to double traffic as part of a $120 million high-speed bypass.
Earth Justice
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
November 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Recent investigations into the conditions facing workers in private parking lots in Philadelphia has produced a series of legislation reforms, but one idea, to lower the city's parking tax, isn't going to fly with this opinion writer.
WHYY
November 30, 2020, 7am PST
The pandemic has created even more obstacles to participation in society for those without a car.
Transfers
October 25, 2020, 9am PDT
Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.
Vox
October 4, 2020, 9am PDT
Some might call it call it asphalt socialism, but public subsidies tend to only go one way in the United States: toward the car.
Streetsblog USA
September 16, 2020, 9am PDT
Progress in combating climate change won't be possible unless Americans drive less. And Americans won't be able to drive less without changes to land use patterns in the United States.
Transportation for America