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Cars

Living Legend

To reimagine the Cross Bronx Expressway, and redress damage it has wrought for generations, we have to see the corridor clearly as it is today.

Four and a Half Gasoline Stations

As redevelopment and electrification push them into the realm of history, unexpected social patterns still reveal themselves at the pumps.

Circulation Desk

Driving Opportunity

Three recent books on how we circulate through the city show how transportation structures our daily lives, and our life trajectories.

Illuminated Futures

The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?

Obstruction for Justice

How can protestors get their points across to an unyielding city? Gumming up the works may trump gathering in the square.

Traveling the Streets of the Future

Growing Long Island's Downtowns: The Regional Benefits of Better Parking Design

Kaja Kühl and June Williamson explain how improved parking design can spur suburban downtown development in line with community goals of attracting young people, providing affordable housing, and stimulating local economies.

Rights of Way: Shared Streets and the Evolving Municipal Traffic Code

David Vega-Barachowitz traces the origins of our entrenched notions of how streets should be used, and suggests an alternative future built on an ethic of shared responsibility and common sense.

Questioning the Car: A Walk with Mark Gorton

Transportation and livable streets advocate Mark Gorton explains why the car is a flawed technology for cities and shares his vision for a mostly auto-free New York.

City of Systems

City of Systems: Traffic Signal

In the first of a new video series about complex urban systems, we take a closer look at traffic signals citywide and visit the Traffic Management Center in Long Island City.