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Findings offer insight for countries across the world dealing with spiking rates of driving and increasing car-focused urban planning.
David Hatch January 27, 2017

A typical superblock consists of nine square blocks, with the periphery open to all traffic but only local access to interior streets, Vox reports. 

August 22, 2016

A former NYC transportation commissioner says fears of ‘carmageddon’ erode after urbanites experience change, the CBC reports. 

March 29, 2016

 A purist for the carfree cause makes his case in the Washington Post

March 14, 2016

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says it’s time to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and turn them over to public transit, cyclists and pedestrians, The Star reports. 

January 12, 2016

Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten says it’s time for city leaders to prioritize human-scale transit options, Momentum Magazine reports. 

December 3, 2015

A Midwestern city long known for a signature auto race now boasts more than 90 miles of bike lanes and an electric car-share service, Takepart reports. 

November 24, 2015

A large percentage of India’s commuters travel short distances by foot or bike, yet new development often requires lengthy commutes, The Hindu reports. 

November 20, 2015

More than 700 municipalities are committed to road redesigns that can include wider sidewalks and protected bike lanes, Governing reports. 

November 13, 2015

The mayor ordered red lines to be painted on sidewalks to create a pathway for pedestrians and a zone for vendors, Africa Rizing reports. 

November 4, 2015
Assessing the legacy of a Korean neighborhood's month-long experiment in car-free living.
Anna Valmero October 23, 2015

Norway’s newly elected city council also plans to boost funding for bike and pedestrian lanes, trams and buses, Reuters reports. 

October 22, 2015

Brighter street lights, reduced speeds and more crosswalks are among the ways that cities can encourage walking, the U. S. Surgeon General says.  

October 12, 2015

Mayor Fernando Haddad has widened sidewalks and added bike paths and bus lanes in a quest to wean residents from cars, the New York Times reports.

October 9, 2015

From lowering speed limits to closing roads to traffic, cities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia are restricting vehicles, the Economist reports. 

October 6, 2015

Temporary road closures don’t alter driving habits, a professor of transportation writes in The Conversation

September 30, 2015
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