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Car Free Challenge

Okay, I thought I did okay with my auto use by taking public transportation and my bike everyday, but then I learned about Janet Abelson in El Cerrito. For TransForm’s June Car Free challenge, Janet pledges to log zero miles in a car and take only public transportation. Maybe that doesn’t sound so incredible, but read more »

Parking database challenges residential parking requirements

Happy Monday, and I hope you enjoyed your lost hour of sleep. Last weekend, I attended a presentation by GreenTRIP Policy Analyst Jennifer West at the TransForm California’s wonky Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit. West described how the GreenTRIP Parking Database challenges assumptions about parking requirements for residential developments in the San read more »

Gas jumps 75 cents with California carbon tax!

Energy groups warned of apocalyptic spikes in the price of gasoline in California when new cap-and-trade rules took effect on New Years Day 2015. These groups representing the interests of the oil industry ran ads on Facebook, YouTube and television; talked to every journalist who would listen; and bought influence from politicians such as Democratic read more »

Free bikes, Earth Day, and more

Happy Earth Day, you bike riding hippies. Did you know today is also the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (pictured to the left with a bicycle)? He was an enthusiastic cyclist and photographer, combining both of these hobbies while traveling before beginning his second career as architect of the Red Terror. More bicycle news Free read more »

A different kind of commuter challenge

I love this challenge from Lady Fluer: The “Take the Anything Goes Commute Challenge.” What about you? How many commute options have you tried? Two, perhaps three? Have you tried everything? Maybe you should take the Anything Goes Commute Challenge with me. I’d love to hear all about your varied commutes. I know some of read more »

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay

[Paradoxically, this is an ad] Author Yves Engler will be in California from June 12 to June 19 promoting his new book written with Bianca Mugyenyi. Stop Signs focuses on how cities have been remade based on the needs of automotive transportation. The book’s thesis is that the American obsession with cars is linked to read more »