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Carfree Arts

Carbusters’ Third Annual No-Car Oscar Award

Once again, Carbusters has rated the movies nominated for Best Picture based on their depiction of transportation. Points are given for showing characters walking, riding bicycles and taking public transportation. Points are taken away for showing characters driving or riding in cars. If cars are used to show status or to depict freedom and independence, […]

Media Club

BIKES vs CARS, the Film

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around […]

Blog

Here’s The Infographic Your Gas Station Really Doesn’t Want You To See

We’ve all heard that our climate is going crazy and that carbon emissions are a huge part of that. But how much carbon can we emit before all hell breaks loose? What will happen if we emit more? What exactly will “all hell” entail? You can find the answers to these questions (and more) below. […]

World News

21st Century Transportation : Moving Off the ROad

A State-By-State (in the United States) Analysis of the National Decline in Driving After sixty years of almost constant increases in the annual number of miles Americans drive, since 2004 Americans have decreased their driving per-capita for eight years in a row. Driving miles per person are down especially sharply among Millennials, America’s largest generation […]

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European Union’s SAIL consortium: bringing on the future

The nations and waters of the North Sea comprise the modern world’s most intensive sail transport environment. For those readers and sailors who have cheered on the Tres Hombres schooner-brig, and noted the creation of numerous sail transport projects here and there, the big eye-opener in terms of united international resolve can now be revealed: The European […]

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Walking the Car or Driving your Body?

Here is a very inspired article about walking in our mechanized world… You can  find the article in pdf format here: (Walking the Car or Driving your body) for a more convenient reading. Enjoy the walk… I LIKE TO WALK AROUND outside because life in a box gets dull. I walk wherever I can, on streets and sidewalks […]

Book Review

Bicycle Manifesto and Heels of Wheels Review

These books represent the yin and yang of bicycle guides.
Bicycle! is dense and technical. Heels on Wheels is charming and breezy.
Bicycle! has 19 chapters with headings like Drivetrains, Control Cables and Hubs.
Heels on Wheels has 6 chapters with titles such as “How to Incorporate Cycling into Your Lifestyle” and “Parking (Or, How to Ensure Your Bike Isn’t Stolen”).

Blog

Time’s Up! Disaster Relief Project

TIME’S UP! has been leading sustainable disaster relief efforts in the Rockaways since the day after Superstorm Sandy. We have organized weekly group bike rides to deliver food, clothing, and medical supplies from Occupy Sandy hubs in Brooklyn to free distribution centers in Far Rockaway; secured and delivered donations of bicycles and trailers to be […]

Carfree Arts

Carbusters’ Second Annual No-Car Oscar Award

This year Carbusters reviewed six of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture. The other three movies (Lincoln, Django Unchained and Les Misérables) were not included since they are set in the early to mid-1800s, before the use of the internal combustion engine automobile. Our No-Car Oscar Award focuses on these movies’ depictions of transportation: […]

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Cycling Visionaries Awards – Launch!

The Team of Velo-city 2013 Vienna is happy to launch the Cycling Visionaries Awards. The Cycling Visionaries Awards highlight new ideas to evolve cycling cultures around the globe. The programme seeks to support young individuals from different backgrounds and cultural contexts engaged in the evolution of cycling as key to the future of urban mobility. Award […]