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Curbing Cars

Curbing Cars

By Micki Maynard
All the ways we get around — and how they affect the earth. Journalist Micki Maynard brings you big transportation stories in a personal way. Come along for the ride.
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Goodbye Toyota Yaris, Hello Ford F-150. What’s next?
Toyota bids farewell to the Yaris, while Ford unveils a new F-150. But neither of them know what’s in store for the auto industry. Editor Micki Maynard wraps up Season 1 with an industry report card in the wake of COVD-19.
June 26, 2020
Cities versus cars
As cities come out of COVIS-19, they’re taking streets away from cars and giving them over to restaurants and retailers. Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard looks at whether this trend will be temporary, or if it could mark a permanent changing in thinking about the way cities use their streets.
June 19, 2020
We love LA
Los Angeles is becoming a public transportation template. Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard looks at the history of how transit developed in the City of Angels, and its plans for the future.
June 12, 2020
The fundamental right to public transportation
If you live in a big American city, your access to public transit and bike share was probably cut off this week amid police brutality protests.. Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard explores whether we have a right to transportation, even if unrest is underway.
June 05, 2020
Biosafety: should you buy a car to protect your health?
People who’ve never owned cars, or who were using their cars much less, are wondering if cars would keep them safe from COVID-19. Curbing Cars Editor Micki Maynard welcomes Pete Bigelow from Automotive News to discuss biosafety, a new auto industry watchword.
May 29, 2020
The Paris Plan
Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard looks at Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to revolutionize transportation.
May 22, 2020
The Toyota Prius turns 20
Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard talks about the world’s top-selling hybrid with award-winning broadcast engineer and fellow Prius owner Frank Maynard.
May 15, 2020
The future of grocery delivery in my home town
Micki Maynard visits the Produce Station in Ann Arbor to speak with VP Andrew Gorsuch, and see the robotic delivery vehicle.
May 08, 2020
Bumpy skies loom for the airlines
Business journalist and ABC News contributor Marc Stewart joins Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard to talk about the outlook for aviation.
May 01, 2020
What lies ahead for the American auto industry?
Curbing Cars editor Micki Maynard looks at four factors affecting car companies as they try to get past COVID-19.
April 25, 2020