In Paris, breathing can damage your health – and possibly kill you. At least you can ride the metro sans paying any fare.
The myth of suburban prosperity has been a stubborn one. Poor neighborhoods are separated enough to be ignored. That suggests a metro government might work better.
Multiple Transit Options A Dutch Treat We’ll Be Needing We rerun this syndicated column of July 6, 2008. By Neal Peirce, Washington Post So Americans bedeviled by $4-plus-a-gallon gas want more transportation choices? They have no idea of what real […]
City air chokes us till we wave the confusion away Clean air needs less traffic, more leg power, and economic justice While burning all the petrol we do is one way we alter global climate, doing it in crowded localities […]
Editorial The Importance of Being Mobile by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor There is a fact of life that some folks don’t seem to understand. What distinguishes animals from plants is mobility. Most plants are stuck in place, while animals […]
More Roads & Cars Not Necessary Free Public Transport in Hasselt Carfree Times reports that Hasselt, Belgium, made its bus system free. The mayor rejected plans for a third ring highway, converted one existing ring highway into a pedestrian and […]
Editorial Anti-Terror Solution: Disunion! by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor Terrorist attacks are on the surface aimed at persons, buildings, and transit systems, but the fundamental target is the central government. Terrorists seek to strike fear among the population, but […]
Editorial Terror, Mass Transit, and Social Soil by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor The people of London have reacted to the terrorist attack with courage, fortitude, and defiance. If the aim of the bombings of the London transit system was […]
Funding Mass Transit Fairly A Better Way to Pay for Railways? We have claimed that transportation projects should be funded from the site value windfalls that they create; in this way, worthwhile projects will not lead to increased taxes or […]
Editorial Traffic Decongestants Needed by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor Those of us living in big cities are familiar with traffic congestion. During rush hour especially, the freeways and turnpikes and thoroughfares and expressways are clogged with cars just sitting […]