An 11th-hour legal battle over the future of one of America's most talked-about highway teardowns is sparking a debate about what it really means to "reconnect communities" devastated by highway construction — and possibly offering a preview of similar fights on deck in other U.S. cities.
On today's special edition of The Brake, we're re-broadcasting an episode of Charles T. Brown's "Arrested Mobility" podcast that centered around what happened when St. Louis forced e-scooters out of its downtown — featuring our own Kea Wilson!
Imagine a world where every cell phone in every pocket in America could be instantly transformed into a portable traffic camera, capable of issuing misbehaving motorists a ticket with little more than a few swipes on a touch screen.
We are often told that America’s car culture is integral to its freedom. But let’s parse that one out a little bit. Three factors— road policing, car dependence, and street design — would together seem to conspire otherwise.
A massive coalition of advocates is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to make sure a historic fund that could tear down harmful urban highways across America isn't used to expand or maintain them instead.
A spate of pedestrian and cyclists deaths at the hands of hit-and-run drivers in St. Louis is sparking a national conversation about the unique reasons why so many drivers leave their victims to die — and what it will take to stop them.