Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Promoted

Screen Shot 2022-08-24 at 11.12.04 AM

Why Arguments Against ‘Free Transit’ Are Missing the Point

| | No Comments
Free transit pilots are popping up around the world as the pandemic rages on — and so are heated debates about whether they'll stymie agencies' efforts to delivery the high-quality service that U.S. riders need. But what if those arguments are missing something fundamental about why we commodify basic mobility in the first place, and the many ways marginalized people are impacted when they can't afford a fare? 
Photo: Kimchi, CC

Opinion: Slow Transportation Should Be a Human Right

| | No Comments
American culture, and particularly American transportation culture, is profoundly rooted in the idea that traveling fast is best — because if we don't, that culture insists, we won't be able to make or spend money efficiently enough to retain our position as a global economic superpower. But it doesn't have to be that way — and we don't have to live in a dromocracy. Here's why.