Advocates in cities like Tulsa and New Orleans are fighting to remove urban freeways tore apart Black communities, but with only $1 billion in Reconnecting Communities funding available, state DOTs are pushing more modest plans. (Route Fifty)
Automakers made zero overall gains in fuel economy last year as the growing weight of trucks and SUVs offset any gains in efficiency. (Reuters)
Today’s parking garages are more attractive than those gray cement boxes from the 1970s, but cities still waste too much space storing cars. (City Lab)
Zipcar and ride-hailing didn’t do it, but experts are now predicting that car subscriptions will supplant owning, leasing or renting cars among the under-40 set. (Consumer Affairs)
Self-driving cars aren’t the future — bikes are. (Arch Daily)
If ever there were a rail project to hate, it’s probably this one in Mexico that’s destroying thousands of newly discovered Mayan artifacts, including whole villages buried in the jungle. (Washington Post)
Public art is usually mediocre, but when it’s done well, it can really liven up spaces like transit stations. (Seattle Times)
The Census Bureau has just released new data showing a resurgence of the nation’s cities, with New York leading the way and Chicago reversing five years of population decline. These New Yorkers grew in number by an estimated 53,000 this year. Will they get more power in Congress? (Photo: lukegeorgeson via flickr) The urban growth […]
So why do transportation leaders spend so much time drafting "pedestrian master plans" and "bike master plans" without accompanying "car master plans" aimed at building a world where fewer people get behind the wheel?
As gas prices soar, we're offering full team coverage. First, Kea Wilson looks at how American motorists say they'll drive less while transportation expert Charles Komanoff disagrees (see his article below).
The same tool that communities have used for decades to make commutes easier on drivers can be refashioned to reduce reliance on automobiles altogether, a leading planning consultancy argues — and there's a better blueprint that cities can follow right now.