TikTok Influencers Are Encouraging You to Use ‘Tax Hacks’ To Buy Huge SUVs and Trucks
Tax breaks for big vehicles have long nudged Americans towards buying SUVs and rucks they don't really need — and TikTok videos that trumpet these "tax hacks" aren't helping.
Opinion: Escaping Our Car Culture by Bus
"We are, paradoxically, dependent on public transit and plagued by the congestion posed by millions of cars, choking exhaust, hundreds of annual traffic crash deaths, and the nation’s slowest bus service."
Fed Panel Wants to Confront the Role of Aggressive Auto Advertising in U.S. Road Deaths
A horrific car crash that killed nine has federal safety officials calling for systematic responses to traffic violence — including the aggressive car ads that may inspire motorists to hit the gas.
Hey, Bike Haters, You Will Lose the Culture War You’re Starting
For some reason, people who choose to get around by car are waging a culture war against people who point out the negatives of auto-centric roadways. But the haters will not prevail.
Why Democrats and Republicans Alike Keep Expanding Highways
A Democratic governor's controversial decision to pick up a road-widening effort where his Republican predecessor left off is sparking a conversation about why U.S. leaders across party lines keep pushing for the same old harmful highway projects.
New Ohio Law Promises to Tear Down Neighborhoods for Highways
An Ohio law would require state transportation officials to build highway interchanges every 4.5 miles — even if they have to tear down homes and businesses to do it.
How Communities Can Fight Back Against Ever-Larger Cars and Trucks
What can cities do to stem the megacar crisis while the feds drag their feet?
Temp Tags Begone! After Streetsblog Investigation, Texas Eliminates Paper License Plates
Texas will eliminate temporary license plates — the paper versions of real plates that nefarious dealers and outright crooks around the country are selling to drivers to avoid speed cameras, commit other vehicular crimes or simply to keep driving if they lack insurance or a driver's license.
Less Driving Is Possible — And These US Communities Are Already Doing It
Residents of several states and cities have driven fewer miles on average in recent years than they did two decades ago. This decline suggests that Americans’ high levels of driving are not inevitable — and more communities can follow their lead.
Opinion: Why We Should Stop Using the Word ‘Micromobility’
"SUVs, pick-up trucks, and passenger cars should not be the benchmark by which we judge the size of other forms of transit, and the term ‘micromobility’ encourages us to believe that they are."