Bad news, livable streets people: Motorists are generally far happier with their daily commutes than we are — an indication that investing in transit, biking and walking alone won't get drivers out of their cars.
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?
There are only four types of drivers in U.S. communities — and transportation leaders need to adopt distinct strategies to influence their behavior on the road — and to get them out from behind the wheel altogether.
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).