Tag Archives: cars

(726) Time to try something different

6040480574_ea6feb4846_zTime and money in the 905: it’s amazing the stranglehold car commuting puts on us.  In Brampton, a family is trying to work  around the weighty inevitability of it all.  Coincidentally, the Toronto Star looked at their efforts right at the time of the Toronto International Auto Show, a major fest of cool cars and long payment plans.

Car-less in the 905. One family’s quest for automotive freedom. A Brampton family dares to exercise its options and trade two cars for more time together

Nobody is saying the car economy is exactly over.  Just that change is coming and change is possible…

6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing
grist.org

Realize, you may not always get a thank you note along the way…

My life as an, um, activist
raisethehammer.org

One dad’s Twitter photo essay on his daughter’s perilous walk to school
streetsblog.org

See also: (179) Automobituary

image: wyliepoon via Flickr/CC

(594) Screeeeeech!

Don't_jay_walk_1937Poverty makes getting hit by a car a good bit easier.  Really, it does…

Pedestrians dying at disproportionate rates in America’s poorer neighborhoods. Many cities have made pedestrian safety a priority, but their efforts rarely focus on poorer areas, which have approximately double the fatality rates of wealthier communities governing.com

See also: (120) No brakes!!!

image: Works Progress Administration traffic safety poster from 1937 via Wikimedia Commons

(568) This is a victory, LA?

place to sleepMore mixed messages from the USA in need of irony-signifying quotation marks: a legal “victory” for the “right” to live in your car.  Our back hurts just thinking about this one.

Appeals court overturns Los Angeles ban on living in vehicles. The ruling called the decades-old LA law “cryptic” and discriminatory against homeless people
NBC

image: Pearson Scott Foresman via Wikimedia Commons