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Chart: There Is No "War On Cars" in New York City

Local media is calling it a "war on cars." This chart shows that if it is a "war," the cars are winning.

"The city’s war on automobiles has just gone aerial," crowed the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post in January. "Some might say there is a 'war on cars' going on in New York City," whined the Rupert Murdoch-owned My Fox News New York last Fall.

The media—particularly the Rupert Murdoch-owned media—loves for there to be a "war on" something or other that embodies the conservative status quo. A few years ago it was the "war on Christmas." Now it's the "war on cars."

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GOOD Design Daily: How Jersey City Is Moving Beyond the Car

A new video series by Streetsfilm showcases the various ways that designers and citizens have managed to shift auto-centric culture.

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As our country sets to work building more high-speed rail corridors, expanding our metropolitan public transit systems, and constructing hundreds of miles of bike lanes, one thing is certain: This isn't our grandparents' auto-centric culture. A new Streetsfilm series named Moving Beyond the Automobile launches today to shine the light on various ways cities across the country have managed to reduce Americans' reliance on the car. Today's film focuses on transit-oriented development—or the wonky name for them, TODs.

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