Our new home, oil spill links

Welcome to our new home on the web: http://carfreecambridge.com. We’re glad you stopped by, and as an extra favor please take a minute to update your bookmarks. If you subscribe via an RSS reader, your subscription has updated to the new digs. If you don’t, you really should!

Around the web, there are some people reacting to the BP oil spill horror show in the gulf with calls to drive less.

Welcome again and you’ll be hearing more from us soon!

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Angela and Nathan are carfree parents living in Cambridge, MA. Read more about us.
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2 Responses to Our new home, oil spill links

  1. dr2chase says:

    The comments on the Kos rant are interesting/depressing. Can’t, can’t, can’t, far too often.

    I’m commuting to work about half by bike (it’s 10 miles one way), and looking at what it would take to get rid of that remaining half is interesting. To dispense with the “it’s raining” excuse, we’d need roads paved to a no-potholes standard (the asphalt in Burlington is deformed/rutted by truck traffic, too). To dispense with the “it’s snowing excuse”, we probably need separate facilities — the bike is plenty safe in the snow, but cars are hopeless. (I am taking for granted that actual driver education is a non-starter.)

    And I’m several standard deviations from the norm; most people are put off by the simple distance and the car traffic.

    The Fresh Pond Whole Foods parking lot seems like a useful barometer; nowadays, it is filled with cars. Either people are unwilling/unaware that they could make the effort, or else they do not own bikes adequate for typical American shopping. Is it simply a matter of not enough cargo bikes? The Madsen+bucket seems like the best bet for making progress there; it’s among the cheapest of the pre-built cargo bikes, and its bucket offers an easy answer to the my-wiggly-kids question. Does anyone sell those around here? I just looked, Schwalbe (at least) does make a 20″ snow tire, so yes, you could ride one year-round here, even on the non-salted Minuteman Trail.

  2. Essie says:

    Love the new site! And that banner is great!

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