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Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.

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The Separation of Church and Parking

Downtown San Francisco is the latest flashpoint in an ongoing debate over whether cities can still afford to not charge for parking on Sundays.

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Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

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3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

Quality service isn't enough -- systems need to create an "emotional" draw, some experts argue.

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Terrifying: Half of L.A.'s Crashes Are Hit and Runs

It's by far the highest rate in the country.

How Car Insurance Could Actually Convince Us to Drive Less

Letting companies monitor how and how much you drive will save you money, and generate huge spillover benefits.

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Car Elevators: Not Just for Rich People

Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?

Holiday Car Ads in the Era of Millennials Buying Fewer Cars

Lexus takes aim at social media as a perceived deterrent to driving.

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Why Didn't This 1930s Cow-Catcher For Pedestrians Ever Catch On?

This is what passed for road safety 80 years ago.

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That Parking Spot In Front of Your House Doesn't Belong to You

And honestly, the city could make much better use of the space.

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How Cars Became the Next Big Subprime Market

Car sales are booming again. But is offering easy credit to riskier borrowers more trouble than it's worth?

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L.A.'s 'Carmageddon' Produced Dramatic, Instantaneous Air Quality Improvements

Researchers measuring pollution during last year's 405 closure find air quality improved by as much as 83 percent.

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The End of Car Ownership (in the Developed World, at Least)

A new carpool company in France is part of the growing trend.

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You May Never Have to Circle the Block Looking for a Spot Again

With SpotHero, you can reserve a space in advance online.

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Do More Car Accidents Happen in Bigger Cities?

New data suggests that city population plays little role in frequency of collisions.

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The Sad Evolution of the Strip Mall

How the most car-friendly urban form went from quaint to grotesque.

The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.