Drive easy

If someone discovered the equivalent of a few more Saudi Arabias tomorrow, except the oil wouldn’t cost us anything, you’d think it would break the Internet. It would make screaming headlines in tomorrow’s paper. The same should be true if someone discovered a free way to cut our oil use, which amounts to the same thing.

A Conversation with my Daughter

My daughter, being sixteen, just got her driver’s license. I asked her a question a few days ago: ” If you had to choose one and give up the other, which would you choose: a personal vehicle or the internet (including social media, wifi, smart phones, etc.)?” She thought for a bit and said: “It’s a hard question but I would choose the internet.  Nobody actually likes driving, it’s just something we have to do, but I really like having access to movies at home and all that other stuff.” She is just one young person, but the choice and the distinction that she made surprised me.

Transport trends – headlines

•More Chinese cities likely to curb auto sales: industry group •A Tale of Renewed Cities [Report] •Driving time holds steady as population increases, report says •The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity [Report] •How CicLAvia Is Turning Los Angeles Into A City Of Pedestrians •Cities Cut Parking Mandates •Car Ownership May Be Down in the U.S., But It’s Soaring Globally