Today’s Headlines

  • Electric Cars Won’t Save the Climate (Curbed)
  • Driver Badly Injures El Monte Man In Hit-and-Run Crime (SGV Tribune)
  • Locals Against County’s Proposed Homeless Vet Housing (Downey Patriot)
  • Metro To Host November Meetings For DTLA-Vernon River Bike Path (The Source)
  • Uber’s Jump E-Scooters Appear In Hollywood (Biking in L.A.)
  • L.A. Seeks To Expand Rent Control, If Prop 10 Passes (Curbed)

Get National Headlines At Streetsblog USA, State Headlines At Streetsblog CA

  • Plug-in vehicles have a significant role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Sure, urbanism and mode shifting are good things, but are these things going to reduce vehicle travel enough to solve transportation’s contribution to climate change? I don’t think so. To argue otherwise implies that it is politically possible to radically transform the vast majority of the suburban landscape that most Americans live in.

    EVs are a good thing. They don’t solve all problems caused by cars and trucks, but they’re a hell of a lot better for society than what’s on the road now, and that’s what matters.

  • I get the sense that some urbanists and active transportation advocates feel threatened by electric vehicles, almost as if cars need to have tailpipe emissions for there to be any viable arguments against our car-dominated land use and transportation systems. However the reality is there are many other arguments, like improving safety, giving people chances to excessive, saving land, saving money, etc.

    I really think EVs are part of the solution. PART. There are other parts too, and that’s okay. Also, solving global warming isn’t the same thing as solving every problem facing humanity.

  • Courtney

    I’m not against EVs but I am against EVs being seen as a savior and an excuse to not invest in public transit, quality biking infrastructure.