Archive for the 'imminent death of car-based culture' Category
From the Maybe There Is Hope After All department comes this from an article in today’s New York Times:
In 2008, 46.3 percent of potential drivers 19 years old and younger had drivers’ licenses, compared with 64.4 percent in 1998, according to the Federal Highway Administration, and drivers ages 21 to 30 drove 12 percent fewer [...]
Friends of mine somehow pried me out of my house yesterday to attend Grist columnist Elly Blue’s presentation at El Mercado last night. It was an old-fashioned road show, with a great presentation about bikes and economics followed by some short movies, mostly extolling and scrutinizing Portland’s biketopia. There was good food, too. [...]Read More..>>
The above KVOA TV story is pretty patronizing and idiotic (what will those zany kids with their bicycles and their iPads think of next???), but thankfully they chose Emily Yetman of Tucson’s Living Streets Alliance as their main subject, and I really liked what she had to say about how when you bike, you always [...]Read More..>>
Running on Empty from Ross Ching on Vimeo.
My friend K sent me this cool but eerie video of Los Angeles without cars. From Treehugger.
As a huge fan not only of my beloved Xtracycle, but also of course BICAS, I was doubly pleased to see this announcement in my inbox just now:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/2/2010
Groundbreaking Bicycle Company with roots in Tucson swings through town on a
Western States Tour. Founder and Tucson-native Ross Evans to speak about “living
your dream, [...]
Tom Thivener sent this around the other day, but I only just now figured out how to embed it. Biketopia!
Last night I was riding my bike home in the dark and as I was pressing slowly up a hill with a fully-loaded Xtracycle I heard the familiar sound of a bike bell, being rung quite vigorously. I looked to my side and could just make out a young child bent over the handlebars [...]Read More..>>
I missed this response to Ray LaHood’s new bike-friendly transportation focus the first time it came around, back in March:
“Treating bicycles and other non-motorized transportation as equal to motorized transportation would cause an economic catastrophe,” Carter Wood, a senior adviser at the National Association of Manufacturers, told The New York Times. “If put it into [...]
God I love that place.