Thursday, March 27, 2014

WebMD: How Driving Makes You Fat

A recent study of the link between driving and obesity showed a result that surprised even its lead researcher: Every 30 minutes you spend each day in a car increases your risk of being obese by 3%. WebMD

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Millenials Abandon Cars - The New Republic

They’re getting their freedom from smartphones, which can travel distances and reach speeds that make cars seem quaint. They’re increasingly interested in commuting by bike or public transit. And growing numbers of them say they see cars more as nuisances and less as toys. The New Republic

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

U.S. Public Transit Ridership At Its Highest Level Since 1956

Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.

Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise — the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by transit systems nationally and released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association.

AP/HuffPost

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Earth Devours Car Museum

A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday.
ABC News

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The American cities with the most growth in car-free households

The highest rate of vehicle ownership in America occurred in 2007, when the average household owned 2.07 vehicles, according to research by Michael Sivak for the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Recently, the average number of cars per household dipped below 2—at the end of 2012, it was 1.98. Greater Greater Washington

Monday, January 27, 2014

Congress Gives Mass Transit Riders the Finger

A popular tax benefit for public transit commuters has come to a sudden end, forcing bus and train riders to pay more out of pocket — even though parking subsidies for those who drive to work remain untouched. WIRED

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Glorious Return to the Carfree Community!

Robert hauls away The Bug, a donation to our local NPR station

Three years after successful double knee replacement surgery, the wife and I proudly rejoined the Carfree Community today. Expect lots of new posts in the next year about life after car ownership.

So glad to be back on the bike, walking, and mixing it up with my community on our glorious transit system.

Thrilled about the $thousands of dollars a year that will go into our savings rather than to oil companies, repair shops, parking tickets, bridge tolls, insurance. Thrilled this will reduce our carbon footprint by 8064 pounds of CO2 each year.

Life is Good!

- Editor