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Action Report

Undriver Licensing™: Creating Enthusiasm about Not Driving

“Want to get your Undriver License™?” This question usually elicits either a surprised “huh?” or a broad smile from visitors to the Undriver Licensing Station™. Wherever it goes – festivals, community events, schools, employee transportation fairs – the Undriving™ program playfully nudges people of all ages to reconsider their transportation choices and get creative about […]

Blog

The Environmental Impact of Cars and Trains

Vehicles impact the environment in numerous ways from their production, use and disposal. Below are some of the ways vehicles harm us and our environment. Production Manufacturing vehicles is harmful to the environment. The average U.S. vehicle (in 2007) required 1129 gallons of gasoline to produce. That’s equivalent to two years worth of gas bought […]

Carfree Arts

Velocypedia Part III

Velocypedia: A contemporary art exhibition about bicycle passion and sustainable transportation International exhibition Velocypedia introduces works of artists, designers, craftspeople, and fans of cycling – everything inspired by the most known mode of transport powered by human force – the bicycle. The bicycle plays a main role as a symbol of sustainable mobility, providing unlimited […]

Carfree Arts

Velocypedia Part II

Velocypedia: A contemporary art exhibition about bicycle passion and sustainable transportation International exhibition Velocypedia introduces works of artists, designers, craftspeople, and fans of cycling – everything inspired by the most known mode of transport powered by human force – the bicycle. The bicycle plays a main role as a symbol of sustainable mobility, providing unlimited […]

Carfree Arts

Velocypedia Part I

Velocypedia: A contemporary art exhibition about bicycle passion and sustainable transportation International exhibition Velocypedia introduces works of artists, designers, craftspeople, and fans of cycling – everything inspired by the most known mode of transport powered by human force – the bicycle. The bicycle plays a main role as a symbol of sustainable mobility, providing unlimited […]

Car Cult Review

Weird Ways of Running a Car

Cars have proven to be a very efficient way to burn oil in a very short time while heavily polluting earth and water for its extraction, and the air by combustion. Now that oil extraction is peaking (or about to peak, according to sources), car addicts look desperately for new ways to power their iron […]

Book Review

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism

Stop Signs is probably the most comprehensive assessment of the power of the automobile I’ve yet read. It’s a history lesson on the car, and its rapid evolution and a field guide to Homo Automotivus. As the subtitle suggests, it focuses on the economic, social and environmental, but also neatly summarises topics like health, psychology, […]

Carfree Conversion

Carfree Conversions: Squares & Green

In the last article we turned to the question of where to begin carfree conversions and how to increase density in the carfree areas. The strategy was simple and obvious: start at the transport halts and gradually expand the carfree areas as alternatives to cars and trucks become readily available. We also considered how to […]

Book Review

The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance

If I could time travel into the past, I’d like to visit the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan where Mexico City stands today. I’d also like to be a guest in a Viennese parlor in 1793 listening to Beethoven play the piano. And I’d like to spend time in an American city after the bicycle had […]

Feature Article

Carfree Happiness

I was wondering recently why I seem to be cheerful so much of the time. This is not necessarily my natural state, and living in a noisy city of 12 million people, with terrible traffic that makes going much of anywhere something between a struggle and a nightmare, it is often a challenge to stay […]