Are Cars Driving Into the Sunset?

How Our Love Affair with Automobiles Is Changing in the Face of Climate Change and Denser Urban Living

traffic at sunset

On a typical Saturday night in the 1970s, Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. would have been thumping with lowriders–those lacquered, richly colored sedans with chassis that could bounce up and down with the flip of a switch. Slow cruising in a Chevy Impala was perfect for people watching and showing off your glorious Frankenstein handiwork.

Cars have long defined who Americans are, how we socialize, where we live, and where we work. They still have a hold over us–just look at how many Fast and Furious movies keep coming at …

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