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A story of highway engineers, institutional racism, and the auto industry. Satelite Image, Places Around The World, Around The Worlds, Transportation Engineering, Creative Destruction, Sorting Hat, Modern Metropolis, Automobile Industry, Urban Planning

Highways gutted American cities. So why did they build them?

A story of highway engineers, institutional racism, and the auto industry.

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50 amazing new public-space transformations captured by Google Street View

Incredible before-and-after images of people-friendly public spaces.

A symbol of Britain around the world, the London bus is an iconic sight that's seen many changes through the years. As the capital celebrates the Year of the Bus, we take a journey back in time Oxford Street London, London Bus, Vintage London, Old London, London Architecture, London History, London Pictures, World Cities, The Guardian

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? Stephen Moss investigates

More than two-thirds of supposed affordable housing units in the Dallas area aren’t really that low-cost once transportation expenses are figured in, according to a new study co-authored by a… Section 8 Housing, True Cost, Affordable Housing, Dallas, Transportation, Study, The Unit, News, Car

Study: Transportation expenses reveal true cost of affordable housing

Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.

Lots to lose: how cities around the world are eliminating car parks Car Parks, Urban Life, Park City, The Guardian, Cities, Around The Worlds, Lost, City

Lots to lose: how cities around the world are eliminating car parks

It’s a traditional complaint about urban life: there’s never anywhere to park. But in the 21st century, do cities actually need less parking space, not more?

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane. American Life, Cool Words, Automobile, Positivity, Car, Inspiration, Biblical Inspiration, Motor Car, Autos

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane.

The driverless revolution may seem convenient, but public transportation means we can already skip driving. Not only is it better for the planet – it also keeps us out of traffic jams Self Driving, We Need, Public Transport, The Guardian, Urban, Cars, Vehicles, Autos

We don't need self-driving cars – we need to ditch our vehicles entirely

The driverless revolution may seem convenient, but public transportation means we can already skip driving. Not only is it better for the planet – it also keeps us out of traffic jams

Landmarks around the world went dark for Earth Hour this weekend but many cities are making longer term moves towards sustainability. From Hamburg’s coffee pod ban to São Paulo’s ad-free streets – seven cities taking radical steps Townie Bike, Important People In History, Oslo S, Earth City, Eco City, Earth Hour, Sustainable City, Town And Country, Public Transport

Will we ever get a truly car-free city?

Oslo is the latest city to announce plans which shift the focus away from cars – by banning all private vehicles from the centre by 2019. Car-free days have slashed pollution in Paris while new eco-cities are aiming to design out the need for vehicles – but will cars in cities ever be consigned to history?

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What If Cars Disappeared?

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4 Easy Steps to Squash the "There's No Parking" Argument — Strong Towns Best Places To Live, Urban Legends, When Someone, Car Parking, Squash, Thinking Of You, The Neighbourhood, Tours, Strong

4 Easy Steps to Squash the "There's No Parking" Argument — Strong Towns

Here is a quick how-to guide for dealing with people who claim your city lacks adequate parking.

A view of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, with parking land use highlighted in teal. Credit: Center for Neighborhood Technology Land Use, The Neighbourhood, Teal, Urban, Technology, Park, City, Tech, Parks

City Observatory - The high and hidden costs of parking requirements

The City Observatory is a study of modern-day cities and urban development practices.

A combination of factors is credited for a drop in car usage, including; higher fuel prices, improved public transport and off-putting traffic congestion, w Traffic Congestion, Herald News, Public Transport, Car, Automobile, Vehicles, Autos

Brian Rudman: End of the road for the sacred car? - National - NZ Herald News