Opinion: Want Fewer Cars in Cities? Take Baby Steps (War on Cars Watch)

In 1961, the Goodman brothers — Percival, an architect and urban theorist, and Paul, a writer and sociologist — wrote an essay calling for a ban on all privately owned cars in New York City. Many of the auto-related externalities they described still exist; in fact, the city has made little progress on the issue. They called for improving public transit, but that and many of the suggested fixes since, such as congestion pricing or raising bridge tolls or parking fees, have proven politically difficult.