Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Driving has lost its cool for young Americans

But even though the U.S. lags way behind other developed countries on public transit, American teenagers are increasingly losing interest in driving too. Long gone are the days when a car symbolized ultimate freedom and cruising Main St. was a preferred teen pastime.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

MAP: Road Fatalities in USA 2001-2009

Use this site to view information about virtually every fatality that occurred on roads in the United States as a result of a collision involving a motor vehicle between between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2009. For each incident you will be able to see the person's age, sex and the year in which the crash took place.

ITO World Ltd.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Death of the Fringe Suburb

Drive through any number of outer-ring suburbs in America, and you’ll see boarded-up and vacant strip malls, surrounded by vast seas of empty parking spaces. These forlorn monuments to the real estate crash are not going to come back to life, even when the economy recovers. And that’s because the demand for the housing that once supported commercial activity in many exurbs isn’t coming back, either.

Christopher Leinberger - Op-Ed NYT

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Driving = Money Down the Toilet

Your daily commute costs a lot more than what you pay each trip to the gas station. 


Sunday, August 28, 2011

More Car-Free Towns

Some of the more idiosyncratic car-free towns and cities around the world.

Global Site Plans

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Getting Ready for Carmageddon in Los Angeles

City officials are warning of a traffic nightmare, urging people to stay home or get out of town with pronouncements that have taken on an increasingly alarming tone.

NY Times

Friday, June 17, 2011

San Francisco's Bike Highway System Envisioned

Is Carfree Life a Path to Wealth?

If American families and policy-makers don't see being green or sustainable as reason enough to change the way we live, perhaps seeing the very tangible financial rewards that accrue to those who do will help them change their minds. As the poet wrote, "You must change your life." The numbers speak for themselves

The Atlantic