Category Archives: Auto Independence

The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Lucca, Italy {photo by me} Frommer’s recently came out with their list of the top 10 most walkable cities in the world (check out this article that includes pictures). Lists like this are never exhaustive, so what cities would you add? … Continue reading

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Dimanche Sans Voiture

Car-Free Sunday, or Dimanche Sans Voiture, capped the 9th Annual Week of Mobility here in Brussels on 22 September, 2010. The goal is to encourage people to explore other modes of transportation, from various types of mass transit (trains, trams, … Continue reading

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Is Generation Y Passing on Cars?

Interesting post from Yahoo! on the changing perception of car ownership in the United States. Does Gen Y represent the leading edge of a transition from private car ownership to transit and bikes? Do they also represent a generational shift in … Continue reading

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Three Urban Interventions in Two Hours: NYC

Found myself in New York City the other day with a couple hours to spare, so thought I’d explore some of Manhattan’s recent urban planning projects. Two hours turned out to be just enough time to check out the (sort of) newly pedestrianized Times Square, trace the 9th Ave bike lane from 33rd to 20th, walk the length of phase 1 of the High Line, and head back to Port Authority alongside the 8th avenue bike lane.
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Cargo Bike Spotted…

…in semi-suburban Pacific Palisades. The bicycle revolution is slowly making its way to Los Angeles…
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