Cars are doing us more harm than good.
Cars pollute the air and water. They clutter up the land with roadways and parking lots.
Cars encourage not just the burning of fossil fuels, but drilling, too, resulting in significant ecological degradation.
Cars fill our neighborhoods with noise. They slam into pedestrians and bicyclists, making it […]
Here it is – the Land Rover Discovery that sits outside my son’s middle school every night, with its engine running, waiting to give a kid a ride, so that a trek of.less than a mile over the rough terrain of some sidewalks.
unnecessarily large, carrying extra weight, burning extra gasoline, and creating extra pollution when smaller, more efficient vehicles would do the job just as well. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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? […]
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? […]
Bicycle Benefits is a program that encourages bicycling as a means of transportation and promotes local businesses at the same time. […]
In Portland Oregon, Ahearne Cycles makes cycle trucks – bicycles with a firm platform placed in front, upon which objects can be placed for transport. […]
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. […]