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Train Talk: Interview with Margrethe Sagevik

Margrethe Sagevik works as Senior Adviser on Sustainable Development for the International Union of Railways (UIC). Carbusters called her up to talk about the “Train to Copenhagen” campaign, the world of sustainable transport after COP15 and the future of the rail business. Could you tell us a little about UIC and your position there? UIC […]

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A Future Without Cars: Interview with John Urry

To explore the future and its limitless possible outcomes is a very challenging exercise. However difficult, it is the main aim of John Urry’s and Kingsley Dennis’ new book After the Car (Polity Press, 2009), which draws many interesting paths of what may be different shapes of the future. After reading the book, the Carbusters […]

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Against Automobility: Interview with Jim Conley

Since the book Car Troubles was such an interesting read, we decided to have a chat with the book’s co-editor Jim Conley. Conley is associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Trent University in Ontario, Canada, where among other things he teaches the course “Sociology of the Automobile”. Car Troubles revolves around the concepts of […]

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Bicycles on the big screen: Interview with Brendt Barbur

Brendt Barbur is the founder and the director of the Bike Film Festival (BFF), a celebration of the bicycle through music, art, and film, which is held in 39 cities worldwide every year. Nine years after the first festival in New York, he remains as enthusiastic and continues to promote the use of the bicycle […]

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Carfree Creatives

In March 2009 Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling, two artists from Berlin, Germany, took part in the car cult exhibition in Prague along with Carbusters. Their works, which include Crushed Cayenne, a white wood sculpture Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and bicycle made from recycled car parts, depict the occupation of public space and wastefulness of […]

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Interview with Peter Styles about his novel Birds, Booze and Bulldozers

As we reported a few weeks ago, you can now download Peter Styles novel Birds, Booze and Bulldozers, about the environment movement in Britain during the nineties, for free. This is the interview Carbusters did with Peter when the book was released a few years ago. How much of your latest book is autobiographical? Birds, […]

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Urban Inspirations: Andy Kunz on New Urbanism and High-Speed Trains in America

Andy Kunz is an urban designer, new urbanist and a proponent of building new train systems to solve our transportation problems. Kunz talked to Carbusters about the importance of New Urbanism for creating walkable and bikeable towns and cities, as well as the urgent need for investments into green transportation. He lays out his ideas […]

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Pedalling Lightly on the Earth – Interview with Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen took to the road on his bicycle on August 10, 2008 aiming to reach Copenhagen in time for the UNFCCC conference in December. From Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark his journey will cover around 25,000km …

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When Two Wheels Take Over Four – Interview with Chris Carlsson

In towns and cities all over the world, Critical Mass (CM) rides are marked on the calendars of many. Typically taking place once a month, cyclists and people on many forms of non-motorised wheels gather to tour the streets – drawing attention to how unfriendly the streets are and taking direct action against the dominance of cars. Chris Carlsson is credited as one of the founders of CM and is the editor of the book “Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration” released in 2002. In an interview with Carbusters, he explains how it all began, the movement’s aims and evolution, and the importance of two wheels taking over from four.