Car sharing is growing in popularity, saving “car-lite” people the expense of vehicle ownership and taking cars off the road. As an additional benefit, some car sharing services have been making the transition to low-emissions vehicles. Some of the top minds at MIT have been pouring their talents into developing a greener model for car […]
A number of studies have attempted to put a figure on the reduction in vehicles that results from car sharing services. Research from UC Berkeley’s Susan Shaheen goes a step further and quantifies how car sharing reduces driving. Even though most customers didn’t own their own cars before subscribing, Shaheen found that the overall impact […]
As seen on this weekend’s Uptown Treasures tour: At the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Washington Heights, K-5 students from Hamilton Heights Academy and P.S. 28 (along with at least one parent or guardian) added a livable streets flavor to the "If I Were President" display.
Cars are a very inefficient transportation technology for too many reasons to count. They take up huge amounts of space but get driven around mostly empty — the average private car in the U.S. carries only 1.6 people. A lot of the time, people drive distances that are short enough to easily walk or bike — 28 percent of car trips […]
Today on the Streetsblog Network, news of a car-free week coming to Jackson, Mississippi. We heard about it from one of our newer network members, Jackson Bike Advocates: Cars are king in Jackson, but some are working to change that. (Photo: Ken Lund via Flickr) Let’s turn in our keys for one week and see […]
Here is part four of Mark Gorton’s essay, "Smart Para-Transit: A New Vision for Urban Transportation." The Smart Para-Transit system I have described would be capable of replacing many of the automobile trips in the New York area. However, by itself, it would be insufficient to completely replace the need to own a car for […]