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7.21 CA’s electric car revolution, designed to save the planet, also unleashes a toll on it (LA Times)

6.21 Why Cities Should Ban Cars, According to Science (Gizmodo)

6.21 What if we designed cities for the safety of people, instead of the convenience of cars? (Globe & Mail)

5.21 We Should All Be More Afraid of Driving (Atlantic)

5.21 The Stroad To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions (Jalopnik)

3.21 Roads Are Getting Deadlier For Pedestrians; Fatality Rates Are Worse For Minorities (NPR)

2.21 Traffic Evaporation: What Really Happens When Road Space is Reallocated from Cars? (The City Fix)

1.21 Verified: More Parking Puts More Cars on the Road (Sightline)

1.21 Bring Back the Front Porch (Treehugger)

12.20 To Rethink the School Run, Get Rid of the Cars (Bloomberg)

11.20 The 15-Minute City—No Cars Required—Is Urban Planning’s New Utopia (Bloomberg)

11.20 The Urban Fantasy of American Universities (American Conservative)

10.20 A 1930s city planning rule has drivers setting their own speed limits (Grist)

10.20 Covid-19 Is Not The ‘Death Of The City’ - It’s The Rise Of The Neighborhood Center (Forbes)

9.20 To deny children the simple joy of riding a bike is an abdication of our parental responsibilities

9.20 Installations on Costa Mesa's W. 19th Street Have Drivers Seeing Circles (DP)

9.20 Costa Mesa testing traffic barriers on W. 19th Street to slow traffic, improve safety (OC Register)

9.20 Banning Gas-Powered Cars Can't Happen Soon Enough (Bloomberg Opinion)

8.20 The Broken Algorithm That Poisoned American Transportation  (Vice)

7.20 Transportation grant asks pedestrians, bicyclists in Costa Mesa to ‘Reimagine 19th’ Street (DP)

7.20 Want a better city? First, slow down the cars (Globe & Mail)

7.20 I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing (NYT Opinion)

6.20 Take Back the Streets From the Automobile (NYT Opinion)

5.20 Cities Have a Small Window to Save Themselves From Cars (Slate)

4.20 The Pandemic Shows What Cars Have Done to Cities (The Atlantic)

4.20 Cities for People—or Cars? (The American Conservative)

4.20 Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars (Wired)

3.20 COVID19 Legacy: The Death of the Avoidable Car Trip? (Streetsblog)

3.20 We'll Need To Reopen Our Cities. But Not Without Making Changes First (CityLab)

1.20 How to end traffic (Curbed)

1.20 Costa Mesa cyclists will push for road safety in 2020 (OC Register)

11.19 Highway to hell: the rise and fall of the car (The Guardian)

10.19 Want Better Streets? Just Add Paint (CityLab)

10.19 Carmakers among key opponents of climate action (The Guardian)

10.19 The Seven-Year Auto Loan: America’s Middle Class Can’t Afford Its Cars (WSJ)

10.19 The Hidden History of American Anti-Car Protests (CityLab)

10.19 Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians? (The Guardian)

9.19 Parking Reform Will Save the City (CityLab)

9.19 Could bicycles help save the planet and improve our cities? (Washington Post)

8.19 Car blindness — Ignoring the true cost of cars (Medium)

8.19 Why Speed Kills Cities (CityLab)

8.19 Barcelona’s Superblocks with David Roberts of Vox (WAR ON CARS)

2.18 The case against sidewalks (Curbed)

7.19  More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars (Washington Post)

7.19  Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake? (New Yorker)

7.19 Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It (The Atlantic)

6.19  Carmageddon: it’s killing urban life. We must reclaim our cities before it’s too late (The Guardian)

3.19  Should Laws Subsidize Driving? (Univ. Iowa Research Paper)

3.19  Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out (The Guardian)

12.18 The Pedestrian Strikes Back (NY Times - Opinion)

8.18 Lowering Speed Limits, Even A Little, Means Less Speeding And Safer Streets (Forbes)

8.18  No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture (Vox)

8.18 The Modern Automobile Must Die (New Republic)

7.18 American Cities Are Drowning in Car Storage (Streetsblog)

4.18 Cars are Ruining our Cities (New York Times)

4.18  How The Humble Bicycle Can Save Our Cities (Fast Company)

11.17 A System of Safe, Human-Centered Streets (Strongtowns)

5.17   Interview with Parking Guru Donald Shoup (Market Urbanism)

4.17  What if cities purchased those big lots and sold them to small-scale developers? (StrongTowns)

2.17  The Myth of ‘Balance’ when Talking About How Streets Are Organized (StreetsBlog)

2.17  Why Cities Are Demolishing Freeways (The American Conservative)

8.16 50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets

4.16  The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life (The Atlantic)

3.16 Why cars and cities are a bad match (Washington Post)

11.15  The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking" (Vox)

8.15 Why Walkability Matters (American Conservative)

7.15 How Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world (Guardian)

5.15  The "fundamental rule" of traffic: building new roads just makes people drive more (Vox)

4.15  End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile (The Guardian)

4.15 Cities for People—or Cars? (American Conservative)

6.14 What's Up With That: Building Bigger Roads Actually Makes Traffic Worse (Wired)

5.14 To Make Streets Safe, Make Them Dangerous (American Conservative)

1973 The social ideology of the motorcar (Le Sauvage)