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Zoning slows efforts to cut transportation pollution

Connecticut won’t achieve its 2030 climate targets if it leans on electric vehicles alone to lower transportation emissions. The state also needs to convince residents to drive less.

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7 million U.K. drivers plan to cut back car use for short journeys, finds Kwik Fit

In 2019, 7% of UK car journeys were less than one mile, while a further 17% were between one and two miles. Added together, that’s almost a quarter of all U.K. car journeys being short enough to walk in minutes.

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Gen Z isn’t interested in driving. Will that last?

Members of Generation Z are getting their driver’s licenses at lower rates than their predecessors. The question — for American drivers and for the planet — is whether that trend will last.
Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

Jeff Speck: Urban planner revisits ‘Walkable City,’ 10 years later

In an excerpt from the book’s new 10th anniversary edition, author and urban planner Jeff Speck looks at how the streets of US cities have changed.
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Hertz places a risky wager on EVs

The adoption of electric vehicles by rental companies is significant because the sector’s cars are such a hefty slice of the American driving experience.
Germany plans a cheap train plan for the long haul

Germany plans a cheap train plan for the long haul

The proposed replacement to a popular summer train-ticket deal would cost more than 9 euros, but could offer a more durable incentive to choose transit over driving.
Free public transit is not a climate policy

Free public transit is not a climate policy

Dropping the farebox on buses and trains can boost ridership and ease inequality. But the environmental case for making transit free is less clear.
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