Miniature microcars are rare in North America, but they’re common in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. Jason Slaughter looks into how these cars are more city-friendly and utilitarian than their larger, heavier counterparts.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.