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Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

Published: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 6:45am
Category: 
Transportation

By now, seeing one of Google’s experimental, driverless cars zipping down Silicon Valley’s Highway 101, or parking itself on a San Francisco street, is not all that unusual. 

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Young Americans Lead Trend to Less Driving

Published: 
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:03pm
Category: 
Transportation

In the middle of the last decade, the number of miles driven — both over all and per capita — began to drop, notes a report to be published on Tuesday by a nonprofit advocacy organization.

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A Chinese City Moves to Limit New Cars

Published: 
Tue, 09/04/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Transportation

GUANGZHOU, China — It is as startling as if Detroit or Los Angeles restricted car ownership.

The municipal government of Guangzhou, a sprawling metropolis that is one of China’s biggest auto manufacturing centers, introduced license plate auctions and lotteries last week that will roughly halve the number of new cars on the streets.

The crackdown by China’s third-largest city is the most restrictive in a series of moves by big Chinese cities that are putting quality-of-life issues ahead of short-term economic growth, something the central government has struggled to do on a national scale.