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GOP Lawmakers Push Ban On Red Light Cameras

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

A trio of Republican legislators in Ohio have introduced legislation banning the use of cameras to catch speeding and red-light runners in the state. ...

Los Angeles Gets 'In Sync' to Address Traffic

Jan Perry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Los Angeles is one of the most populated cities in the nation. It's a city of 12 million plus vehicles and, at times, it can feel like all 12 million are trying to get to the same place at the same time. In fact, across the country, Los Angeles has become synonymous with gridlock.

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

I Am Car-Less in Los Angeles

Vivian Liao | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Vivian Liao

I gave up my car last July. Yes, you read that right. And it's been seven months of car-less bliss. continue to bike/bus/walk/hitch rides to get around.

Caught in the Red Lightmare

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.10.2013 | San Francisco
Gini Graham Scott

Have you ever gotten a ticket because a webcam snapped you going through a red light? Do you know anyone who experienced this?

Time to Abandon the "Post-Apocalyptic Unlivable Hellscape" That Is Beijing?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Considering that Beijing's plans for addressing the record levels of air pollution, 45 times the recommended safety levels, were greeted with little enthusiasm, this blogger would like to offer another one: time to abandon Beijing.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Hawaii's Train to the Future

Laura Barrett | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Laura Barrett

The path to a walkable, livable urban future is filled with hurdles. Take, for instance, the public transit battle being waged in Hawaii.

Driving in Kenya -- What's the Limit?

Donatella Lorch | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Donatella Lorch

As soon as he turned 18, my son Nico declared he was getting a driver's license. Nothing unusual there, but I have to admit, I hesitated. Nairobi is not exactly suburban Maryland.

The Real Los Angeles Nightmare: Dating

David Wygant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

With the next cool person you meet, make an effort, see what happens, see if your life changes... See if you meet somebody that absolutely blows you away.

A Grand Bargain for Roads

Ron Davis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Traffic policy is, admittedly, unsexy. But the potential for saving many billions of dollars and thousands of lives demands serious attention and action.

An App To Help You Avoid Red Lights

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses dashboa...

Pete Turner of Illegal Pete's on Bands, Bullet Trains, Boulder, and Yes, Burritos

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 10.31.2012 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

This week we force Pete to dig up repressed memories of Blinky the Clown; Pete shares the ups and downs of being one of Colorado's most beloved burrito barons; and we explore tube trains, alpine slides, and other possible solutions to I-70 traffic.

Town Considers Banning Drive Thrus

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Residents of one New Jersey town may soon have to get out of their cars to pick up a triple mocha cappuccino blast or Egg McMuffin. That's because...

Feeling Traffic Jammed?

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Maybe we can practice this way of reframing an experience you are having on the road so that your own state of mind might become a little more spacious, a little less jammed. It might not get us to our destinations faster than the next guy, but it's got to improve our "car-ma."

Hate Traffic? Here's Why.

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

American asphalt keeps getting more crowded. Americans drive nearly twice as many miles as they did in 1980, but miles of public roads have barely inc...

How Cars Drove the American Dream to Nowhere, U.S.A.

The Crimson White | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
The Crimson White

In my opinion America's infatuation with cars has produced an even more devastating consequence: the degradation and demoralization of civic life in our towns and cities.

Creating A Symphony Out Of A City's Traffic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home

Design student Mark McKeague has created a fascinating piece of music using synthesized sounds of London traffic. In the video below, McKeague simulat...

The Fresh Prints Of L.A.

Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

When Uncle Phil opened his loving arms and French double doors to a troubled teenager from Philly in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," America began its ...

Mesmerizing Visualization Of The Flow Of Traffic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

Using a medley of different mediums -- paper, timelapse, stop motion -- director Benjamin Ducroz has created a hypnotizing piece of art. In his short ...

Howie Richmond (1917-2012): Music Publishing Pioneer With a Big Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You may not know the name Howie Richmond, but without him, it's likely you'd have never gotten to know the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly and many other essential figures in American and European popular music.

How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

This Memorial Day weekend, as we take our automobiles out for a costly, gasping, traffic-clogged spin, it's instructive to remember that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.

Beat the Barclays Center Traffic Blues: Use Mass Transit

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 05.24.2012 | New York
Ellen Freudenheim

I have a case of anticipatory road rage from being stuck in stadium traffic. To solve the anticipated parking crunch, the Barclays Center should make it harder to park, to scare drivers away from the arena. Here are 7 ideas:

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.