Regular Carbusters contributor Debra Efroymson has started a blog.
The invasion of our streets by cars causes any number of horrible problems, but perhaps the worst one is our failure to recognize how avoidable the car invasion and all its problems are. We could retake the streets for people; we could redesign existing cities and our transport systems to save lives and enormous amounts of money. But for those of us working to do so, there is another daily toll: the fatigue and frustration of trying to change established mindsets and fight powerful opponents such as the oil, road, and car industries. In the hope of helping others keep their spirits up, and in an attempt to find ways to explain some of the issues with relative brevity, I have started a blog. Although not exclusively about car-free issues, the desperate need for drastic change in our thoughts, our policies, and our cities will be repeatedly discussed. Although I write from Dhaka, the issues are universal, at least until we retake our streets and our cities for people, not cars! So please visit, and comment on, my blog: “Reflections of an Optimist”: www.healthbridge.ca/debra_efroymson_blog.html And may the carfree movement gain daily in strength until we sweep the whole world along with us!!!!!!!!