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Driving motor vehicles causes more than half of our air pollution and is
the largest Northwest contributor to global warming.
|Recent news and
Seattle shifting away from car use
Parking lot monuments to madness:
things you can do (there's no excuse not to--esp.
carfree graphics--and they're free!
Ride locally, read globally:
How walkable is your neighborhood?
A modest proposal
draconian law! [horrible bike
Bike4peace - Summer transcontinental bike ride for
Law - If you ever get doored
or hit, call 911 and file an accident report!
- a blog about the glories or riding Seattle
of Seattle One Less Car Challenge
City program offers
incentives to stop driving
seattle bus stop
finder, realtime traffic conditions and
the hidden cost of eating, or fossil
DIED FOR YOUR GAS printable stickers
Ghostcycle - street level bike art raising awareness
badhill.org - "mapquest"
for cyclists avoids hills and freeways
There are degrees of evil...
Seattle's Metro Bus
System rocks! Request
Request the excellent
Bike Map online.
Yes! Magazine asks:
We Live without Oil?
Kurt Vonnegut likens oil addiction
to heroin in
Suppressed Pentagon report warns of
global climate change -
Polar Bears Fight For Survival in a Vanishing Sea Ice Environment -
Dept of Interior
China rushes to follow USA's bad example -
Artists in Prague use humor and beauty to fight cars
Freeway Closure in LA -
Nude Cycling Activism in Spain! -
Please visit our
clubhouse to become part of the car pollution solution.
Flyers, T-Shirts, and Stickers
We've got T-shirts and stickers. Email rob "at" thinksmall.org for more
Sunday, Sep 16
2001 was Car-Free Fremont (Seattle)...
New photos from Seattle's 2001 Carfree
Photos from Carfree Fremont:
[ Sheet 1 |
Sheet 2 ] Courtesy of
Ours will be a triumph of
Few technologies bring
out the grace
of the human form better than a bicycle.
The balance and motion needed to make a bike
go is a pleasure to behold; a pleasure
second only to the feelings one gets riding.
Photographer Paul Dahlquist shares his vision
of bicycling in his hometown Seattle.
>> enter <<
left, "Free Bike Parking" c. Paul
c/o Benham Gallery, 206.622.2480
|Who Do We Think We Are?
We are a loose coalition of artists, students, parents, teachers, children,
and alternative transportation activists organizing to spread the idea that
cars are a problem. Cars suck and we demand better options.
The goal of this website is to provide information and materials
to spread the car-free concept. We seek to empower and enable
individuals to make positive changes in their local communities.
We need your help.
Distribute flyers, hang posters, share information. Lead by example. Take
the initiative. No one is going to do it for you. Your
participation is the solution.
A better world is possible.
Raise awareness of alternative
transportation, especially non-motorized modes
Reclaim the streets with fun
Send the message that cities should
be organized around PEOPLE, not cars
Provide a networking opportunity for
alternative transportation activists
Set a precedent for other communities
"If you think of car-free living as
just the typical North American suburban lifestyle without the cars, it sounds
horrible. But if you think of it as an opportunity to live in real neighborhoods,
to get more exercise in the natural course of your day without joining a
health club, to patronize local businesses instead of some multinational
conglomerate, to not have to chauffeur your children everywhere, to gain
an annual tax-free increase in disposable income worth several thousand dollars,
to redesign your community out of strip mall ugliness and into a real "there,"
and to lose your fear of people who are racially or socio-economically
"different," it sounds a lot better." -
Another problem that "green" cars won't solve - Metals in tires and
brake pads are a significant source of water pollution. In a recent CA study,
50% of the total copper load to Lower San Francisco Bay was attributed solely
to brake pad wear. Copper consistently ranks as a metal of great concern
because it can be acutely toxic to fish even at low concentrations. Tire
wear alone could account for at least half of the total cadmium and zinc
loads that enter the Bay each year. The metals from tire and brake pad wear
are deposited onto roads and are washed directly into the storm drain system.