Carfree Times

By John Mayson | The complete collection of Carfree Times from carfree.com. Republished here with permission from J. H. Crawford.

December 2016

Just two days before his wife was killed and he was seriously injured, Raja Man Bijukchhe urged me to write my recollections of the roughly 1000 days …

Earthquakes

August 2016

Carfree.com (including its predecessor sites) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.<p>Web site traffic now runs above 4000 pages/day and about 100 …

May 2016

The News Bits section below makes it clear that the long-dreaded climate emergency has now arrived. Temperatures are soaring, ice is melting, forests …

March 2016

The government of Nepal, under the New Town Project, plans to built 10 model cities along the Mid-Hill Highway (MHH), which runs across the country …

Cities

December 2015

Film Status Update: <i><br>Recovering from Disruption: A Comprehensive Approach to Building a Better, More Sustainable World</i><p>Carfree.com, HealthBridge Canada, …

August 2015

Summary of the Panel Discussion Following the Premiere of <i>Recovering from Disruption</i> in Kathmandu<p>The film's premiere in Kathmandu was followed by a …

May 2015

Bhaktapur, Nepal, after the 25 April 2015 magnitude 7.9 earthquake.<br>The narrow main street was passable for relief vehicles within hours of the …

March 2015

The ancient Newari cities are remarkably similar to the <br>Reference District proposed in <i>Carfree Cities</i><p>The ancient Newari cities can serve as a template …

December 2014

Roxanne Warren has written a comprehensive examination of rail and its supporting infrastructure, urban planning, energy, and social effects as they …

October 2014

Carfree Day celebration in Kathmandu <br>2014 Shail Shrestha<p>Feature Article<p>Growing a Carfree Day Event<p>By Dristy Shrestha and Shail Shrestha<p>The …

June 2014

View of the Kathmandu Valley choked in dust and pollution <br>2014 Shail Shrestha<p>Feature Article<p>Before I Leave Kathmandu<p>By Shail Shrestha<p>It had been some …

April 2014

News Bits<p>The photographs below were taken in late 2013, all within 30 kilometers of Bhaktapur.<p>The links below will open in a <b>new browser window</b> (crtl …

December 2013

News Bits<p>All the photographs below are from the Kathmandu Valley. Most are from the city of Bhaktapur, soon to be the home of the Carfree …

September 2013

Mount Lavinia Beach on a weekend <br>Photo: Udan Fernando<p>Feature Article<p>How cars squash livability<p>A South Asian example<p>By Debra Efroymson<p>While parts of …

June 2013

A car-lite street in the Bairro Alto, Lisbon <br>2013 J.H. Crawford<p>News Bits<p>The links below will open in a <b>new browser window</b> (crtl + left-click to open …

March 2013

Venice <br>2012 J.H. Crawford<p>News Bits<p>The links below will open in a <b>new browser window</b> (crtl + left-click to open in a new <b>tab</b> instead):<p>Thanks to all who …

November 2012

Chalk <br>©2012 Robin Bassett<p>Feature Article<p>From Rickshaw to Car as Culprit<p>Changing Newspaper Coverage of Traffic Congestion in Dhaka<p>By Debra …

September 2012

A typical view of the rolling hills in southern Piscataquis County <br>©2012 J.Crawford<br>View Random photographs of Piscataquis County on Flickr<p>Feature …

May 2012

Mount Katahdin, Maine <br>©2011 Lisa Adkins<p>Feature Article<p>Piscataquis Village<p>By Tracy Gayton<p>A group of Maine residents is mounting an effort to create a …

March 2012

Bergen, Norway, a pedestrianized area three blocks long in the center of the city <br>©2011 Karen Sandness<p>News Bits<p>The articles I consider most important …

December 2011

Scientists are investigating the connection between air pollution and an array of health effects. In the Los Angeles region, recent research has …

September 2011

Museumplein, Amsterdam <br>©2011 J.Crawford<p>News Bits<p>Methane Hydrates Are <i>Really</i> Dangerous<p>The massive extinctions that occurred 200 million years ago did …

June 2011

Feature Article<p>Pedestrian Improvements in Dhaka: Attempting the Impossible?<p>By Debra Efroymson<p>For those who enjoy quixotic causes, trying to improve …

March 2011

News Bits<p>Hansen Demands Carbon Tax<p>James Hansen has become increasingly frantic about the dangers of climate change. The threat is dire, and the need …

December 2010

Revolting Quote of the Decade<p>"I can't support bike lanes. How many people are riding outside today? We don't live in Florida. We don't have 12 months …

September 2010

News Bits<p>Temperature anomalies for June 2010<br>Red indicates hotter than normal. <br>NOAA<p>Hottest June<p>June was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide and …

July 2010

Siena, Italy<br>One of the cafés on the central square. <br>©1998 J.Crawford<p>Cafés<p>We round off the "sidewalk cafés of Europe" theme in this issue. You could …

March 2010

Budapest<br>This friendly city has many fine outdoor cafés. <br>©2005 J.Crawford<p>Cafés<p>We continue the "sidewalk cafés of Europe" theme in this issue. …

November 2009

Budapest<br>This friendly city has many fine outdoor cafés. <br>©2005 J.Crawford<p>Cafés<p>The sidewalk café is a great boon to city dwellers, especially when no …