Visit Your Nearest National Park(ing Lot) Today!By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Sick of Shenandoah? Tired of the Tetons? Why not check out all the other land that Americans devote billions of dollars a year to preserving for the benefit of future generations: our planet-leading oversupply of public car storage?
The Critical Climate Change Solution That No One Is Talking AboutBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new report has finally put hard numbers to America's most overlooked climate and car-cutting solution: more development in neighborhoods where people don't need to drive everywhere.
How Every Government In America Could Stop Its Own Cars From SpeedingBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Some of America's most prominent sustainable transportation advocacy organizations are challenging governments to embrace a ground-breaking technology that makes it impossible for drivers to speed — starting with the vehicles in their own fleets.
These 10 Urban Freeways Deserve To Be Demolished — But Will They?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
America is at a watershed moment in the fight to heal the harms of urban freeways that tore apart predominantly BIPOC and low-income communities, a new report argues — but what that healing will look like, exactly, is still an open question.
Biden’s ‘EV Revolution’ Will Pay Americans to Drive Some Really Dangerous CarsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The government is poised to pay Americans to buy big electric cars that 1) are known to be more dangerous, 2) that require a maximum amount of exploitative and destructive mineral extraction, and 3) will disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans. Mission accomplished.
Exactly How Much Less America Walks Than Other Countries, In Five ChartsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Two mobility researchers took on the daunting task of standardizing a messy range of global data on walking. Check it out.
Study: SUV Drivers Cause 55% Worse Injuries To Bicyclists They HitBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Just like pedestrians, bicyclists who are struck by SUV drivers endure significantly more severe injuries — particularly to the head — than those struck by the drivers of smaller cars, a new study finds, adding to a mountain of evidence that suggests regulators should do more to rein in deadly vehicle designs that are increasingly dominating U.S. roads.
What It Takes To Successfully Sue Over a Defective Bike LaneBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Mike Bagg won a million dollars after a defective bike lane caused him to crash. But he won't actually see all of that money — and neither will the countless cyclists who get in crashes just like his every day.
When Waiting For the Bus In a Wheelchair Becomes an Act of ProtestBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Steven Hardy-Braz acknowledges that he wasn't "just" waiting for the bus in a hazardous environment on the day he was arrested for impeding traffic; he was also staging a protest. Here's what happened next.
Colorado Program Fixes Broken Streetlights Instead of Arresting People for Broken WindowsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new Colorado program is seeking to curb crime by investing in safer, more accessible streets — and not just the crimes committed by drivers.
The Real Reason Why So Many Americans Drive DistractedBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
It's more complicated than policymakers assume — and until we dive deep into the psychology of distracted motorists, we'll struggle to convince them to stop or win support for systemic solutions.
Why Traffic Studies Are ‘Junk Science’ — And Why We Rely On Them AnywayBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Community leaders and the courts are putting too much faith into dubious traffic studies that always seem to predict more and more driving, a new study argues — but that could all change.