Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
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!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
The report, “Transportation in Transition: A Look at Changing Travel Patterns in America’s Biggest Cities,” is based on the most current available government data. It is the first ever national study to compare transportation trends for America’s largest cities and lists results for each.
Among its national findings:
- The proportion of workers commuting by private vehicle—either alone or in a carpool—declined in 99 out of 100 of America’s most populous urbanized areas between 2000 and the 2007-2011 period averaged in U.S. Census data.
- From 2006 to 2011, the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three-quarters of America’s largest urbanized areas for which up-to-date and accurate Federal Highway Administration data are available (54 out of 74 urban areas).
- The proportion of households without cars increased in 84 out of the 100 largest urbanized areas from 2006 to 2011. The proportion of households with two cars or more cars decreased in 86 out of the 100 of these areas during that period. - The proportion of residents bicycling to work increased in 85 out of 100 of America’s largest urbanized areas between 2000 and 2007-2011.
- The number of passenger-miles traveled per capita on transit increased in 60 out of 98 of America’s large urbanized areas whose trends could be analyzed between 2005 and 2010.