De-carbonizing transportation is the hardest nut to crack. But crack it we must.
Want a better bus system? Put someone in charge who doesn’t own a car.
Question the assumption that private automobiles are our best or only option.
The shift from driving alone to walking and biking has been frustratingly slow, but we are making progress with new initiatives and allies in the health sector.
Is Vermont on track to meet its ambitious climate change goals?
Where should we slow down and where is it okay to drive fast?
Does it make sense to endorse a plan that calls for a goal of 40 people dying or being seriously injured simply because they choose to walk, or ride a bike? Or for 280 people to die or be maimed because they are going somewhere in a car?
Electric cars should be part of the answer, but if we just lead with electric cars, changes to the existing car-centric system will be impossible.
Our transportation system is about how we connect people with the places that matter in their daily lives. The transportation choices we have – or don’t have – directly impact our quality of life.
For every good rack we install as a replacement to a bad rack, an improvement to our bicycle culture, it is very difficult to send that bad rack to the metal recyclers..