There are only four types of drivers in U.S. communities — and transportation leaders need to adopt distinct strategies to influence their behavior on the road — and to get them out from behind the wheel altogether.
As in many North American cities, community leaders had vowed to address the climate crisis through policy action — but that didn't mean everyone recognized how forcing developers to build car storage was setting back that goal, or the city's other priorities.
Standard walkability metrics aren't factoring in all the reasons why residents can't or won't travel by foot, a new analysis suggests— and cities need to think beyond the sidewalk, particularly in neighborhoods of color that face the steepest barriers.
A new federal action plan to advance "equity" in transportation includes concrete commitments to reform a transportation network that too often disenfranchises marginalized people — but it doesn't go far enough, some say.
It still takes Black workers 22 minutes longer to get to work every week than their White counterparts — it's probably not possible to speed up those commutes in urban areas with automotive strategies alone.