Carfree Times

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

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 …

Environment

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 …

Urban Planning

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 …

Urbanism

December 2014

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

Urban Planning

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 …

Environment

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 …

Environment

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 …

Nepal

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 …

Transportation

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Environment

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Urbanism

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 …

Environment

December 2011

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

Environmentalism

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 …

Transportation

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 …

Urban Design

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 …

Environment

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 …

Transportation

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Environment

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. …

Environment

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 …

Transportation

September 2009

News Bits<p>The Charles Bridge, facing the Old Town, Prague <br>©2006 Mark Fleischmann<p>Let <i>Them</i> Cut Emissions<p>George Monbiot recently published a column …

Transportation

June 2009

News Bits<p>Roder Lane with Markus Tower in the background<br>Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany <br>©2007 A. Fox<p>Copenhagen Conference<p>The recent climate change …

Environment