The utopian 20th-century model of a modern city – one that has been replicated around the world – is being exposed as unsuitable for adapting to the pace of change in the 21st century.
The pandemic could be a boon to car use, but it would be a mistake for governments to let that happen. There's a golden opportunity to push towards a zero-carbon transportation system.
SUVs accounted for 7% of the European market in 2009. Today, it's almost 40%.
One more lane won't fix Britain's congested motorways.
COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
Active travel can help tackle the climate crisis earlier than electric vehicles – even if you swap the car for a bike for just one trip a day.
Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.
Policy changes that forced government departments to buy locally produced vehicles would be good for the economy.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
Electric cars get a lot of hype, but what really matters for the climate are excess emissions from the many millions of gasoline vehicles still sold each year.
Keeping windows open while driving at a moderate speed can increase airflow inside the cabin of the car, but which ones should you keep open?
Batteries that can be fully charged in just five minutes may soon be a reality.
A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.
A person who exercises, attends sporting events as a spectator and takes their kids to the oval or swimming pool will create 935 kg of CO₂ per year if using their car.
Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Life cycle assessments of electric vehicles show that they cannot fully eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions of personal travel. We also need bikes, buses and trains to solve our climate problems.
Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
One in five now work exclusively from home in the UK. But remote workers still drive about as often as commuters – though for different reasons.
Drivers with long commutes who rarely charge their plug-in hybrid car are likely to emit much more CO₂ than official test figures suggest.
New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.