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Simply Walk – Pedestrian Links

A collection of links for pedestrian activism, because simply using your own feet to get around is the most radical of acts in our car culture. [...]

Finding The Real Sporty Vehicle

The experience of driving a Porsche Cayenne SUV is advertised to be something like this:

They call it “sporty”, and for the amount of money that a person has to pay to drive a Porsche Cayenne – over $100,000 – you might think that the vehicle could accomplish sporty easily enough. Sporty ought to [...]

Eating The Weed That Grows Around Me

In common terms, it’s often called creeping charlie, gill over the-ground, haymaids, or ground ivy. More often than not, though, gardeners don’t even know its name. They simply call it that plant that won’t stop growing into my flower bed and taking over. They certainly don’t call it salad greens, but they could. [...]

Chris Christie Uses Big Government Powers To Go Zoom In Helicopters

Data show that Governor Christie has been flying around all over New Jersey in a helicopter owned by the state at the rate of one helicopter ride every four days. Christie says that it’s vitally necessary for him to go zoom in a chopper in order to get to his meetings on time. What kind of executive leader sets up a schedule so poorly organized, with meetings so tightly packed at distant locations that he has to use a helicopter a couple of times a week just to keep up? [...]

Suburban Renewal?

If suburbs aren’t vital, it’s because of their design. Why should the federal government intervene to keep their inflated inefficiency from petering out? [...]

Bike Benefits

Bicycle Benefits is a program that encourages bicycling as a means of transportation and promotes local businesses at the same time. [...]

Get A Bike Truck Against Oil Spills

In Portland Oregon, Ahearne Cycles makes cycle trucks – bicycles with a firm platform placed in front, upon which objects can be placed for transport. [...]

Car Free Day Is Coming This Week

First, try to reduce or eliminate your use of a car that day. Second, consider what local, state and federal government actions could take place to make it easier for you to live without using a car every day – and take a step to support those actions. [...]

Cash For Clunkers Was A Clinker

What we need is not emergency CPR for America’s car economy, but true transportation reform to establish post-car methods of environmentally sensible and economically affordable ways of getting around. [...]

Bad Earmark, Good Earmark

Do kids really need specialized infield dirt and big scoreboards to play a game of baseball? Of course not. Give them a 3-acre field, a baseball bat, a ball, and a big cardboard box to cut into four bases, and the game will be every bit as good. [...]

What the Federal Government Is Doing in Utah

The new Salt Lake City commuter line is just one project among many, many projects that the free market system is too heartless, blind and just plain dense to engage in. [...]