FACT CHECK: Many More Children Die from Road Violence than Gun ViolenceBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
KOMANOFF: Even with the awful 2020 spike in firearm deaths of U.S. youths, more than twice as many pre-teen children die from traffic violence as from gun violence.
KOMANOFF: The Weight of GasolineBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
The Democrats are getting creamed over the price of gasoline — and it’s not really fair (though it sort of is, too).
Opinion: Blame GOP, Not Democrats, for Less-Than-Robust Climate BillBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Our regular contributor goes after people who suggest that Democrats bear all the blame for climate change.
KOMANOFF: High Gas Prices Are Reducing Driving!By Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Pricing has power. Changes in the prices of goods and services affect demand for those items. And that's happening with gasoline right now, despite what Streetsblog says!
Opinion: Alternatives to California’s Pro-Car GiveawayBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Of the myriad motorist giveaways now being rushed into place around the U.S., none sting like California’s. The specifics of the so-called relief plan are still being worked on. But the basic shape is expected to hew to the contours posted by Newsom’s office this past week and shown further below: $9 billion in payments to households of $400 per registered car (limit of two per family) and just $2 billion to make transit cheaper
... But Our Expert Doesn't Believe ItBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Only a stiff congestion price can meaningfully cut traffic congestion. And only organizing can get us better transit and safe bicycling networks.
The Forgotten Other Good Reason for Repealing Seattle’s Bike-Helmet LawBy Peter Jacobsen and Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Helmet laws discourage cycling, which undermines public health.
Lithium Mining: The Hidden Environmental Cost of EVsBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
The Green New Deal is clearly better than our carbon-based catastrophic course. But it also depends on massive amounts of lithium — and extracting it will carry a big environmental cost of its own.
KOMANOFF: Beware the EV Congestion BoomerangBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
So, policymakers, be careful what you wish for when EVs are concerned: If congestion increases because of an exemption for electric vehicles, a primary benefit of congestion pricing disappears.
U.S. Must Reverse the Charges on Diesel TamperingBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
If New York State were as diligent as California at preventing emissions tampering by owners of diesel pickup trucks, the resulting health gains could exceed $120 million.
How to Stop Emissions TamperingBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
Combustion vehicles invite law-breaking. Petro-masculinity is deep-seated in American culture. But California, at least, has vanquished emissions tampering. These are the takeaways from last week's report of super-spreader pickup trucks.
Downturn in U.S. Driving Led to Global CO2 DeclineBy Charles Komanoff | | No Comments
U.S. cars and trucks, the source of 5 percent of world carbon emissions, have accounted for a whopping 20 percent of this year’s global dip in carbon pollution. Can we keep that going?