Tag Archives: car culture

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Car People, Come Join the Fold

Curb car dependence and avoid its costs and inconveniences by embracing multimodal transportation options – including the simple-to-use folding bike.

National Links: Mini-Trucks from Japan

This week: Japanese mini-trucks find a foothold in the States, the decline of park-and-rides and why we need more family-sized apartments.

National Links: 100 Years of Auto Centricity

A weekly roundup of links from The Overhead Wire, a national streets-focused blog. This week: a century of automotive tyranny, a different kind of speculation on the housing market and how to make transit projects cheaper.

Children of varying ages, some on bikes, some playing with a soccer ball, in the street

Sustainable Child Play

I spent half of a recent Saturday outside helping some friends do yard work in what most would call a working class to low-income neighborhood of Saint Paul. It’s a pretty diverse place, too, with U.S.-born black, indigenous, and white people living side-by-side with immigrant families from many countries. My friends’ duplex apartment is on […]

The Absurdity of the American Car Commercial

The Super Bowl has come and past. Bringing with it a gamut of commercials for everything under the sun from taxes to beer. Unsurprisingly we had our fill of car commercials as well. This is something that I’ve wanted to write an article on for a while, but I just never had a good catalyst […]