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Why Bike-sharing Works

Cities large and small in the U.S. and around the world are providing people with a new transportation option: public transit by bike.

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Jon Stewart segment on CitiBike

Jon Stewart on CitiBike

The media gets it just desserts for going over the top on New York’s new bike share program (not that I’m not a great fan of it).

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Young People Driving Less

For the first time since World War II, Americans are driving less—and young people most of all. In a comparison of the transportation habits of 16-34 year olds in 2009 to those in 2001, a new report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group finds that young people in 2009: Traveled 23% fewer “vehicle miles”; […]

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Walking by Henry David Thoreau

Don’t let the title of this great, underread essay by Thoreau deceive you. It is about walking, yes, but walking as a way of being in the world. Within the beautiful, meandering 19th-century language is a breathtakingly radical vision.

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