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#TheWarOnCars

#PublicTransit advocates in #Florida are encouraged to complete an interactive survey for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Community Bus ๐ŸšŽ Plan, which aims to transform #PublicTransportation in the county over the next 10 years.

Deadline Dec. 12: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/driving-tampa-bay-forward/psta-begins-community-bus-plan-to-address-evolving-transit-needs

@fuck_cars  #AutofreiFL #Orlando #Miami #Tallahassee #Gainesville #Pensacola #Jacksonville #FortLauderdale #CoralSprings #Bengals #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #CarBrain #WalkableCities #ClimateCrisis #Jaguars

Gavin
4 days ago

Another Christmas tree successfully carried back from the garden centre on my shoulders.

I'll ache in the morning, but it is preferable to car ownership. ๐Ÿคฃ #thewaroncars

The War on Cars
4 days ago

New in the store by popular demand and just in time for winter, our new beanie.

Available in multiple colors. Makes a great holiday gift!

#thewaroncars #winter #hat

https://the-war-on-cars.myshopify.com/products/winter-beanie

Black winter beanie with yellow logo for The War on Cars.
Gray winter beanie with yellow logo for The War on Cars.
Yellow winter beanie with yellow logo for The War on Cars.
The War on Cars
5 days ago

Hey Patreon supporters!

For an upcoming bonus episode we want to hear about YOUR origin stories. What radicalized you into The War on Cars?

Let us know in a voicemail and we'll hopefully be able to include it in the episode.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tell-us-your-93824083

#podcast #thewaroncars

Thalass
5 days ago

I'm listening to @TheWarOnCars episode "Dark PR" and it occurred to me that when it comes to road deaths and such the procedure for finding a solution is backwards compared to workplace incidents. For workplaces the hierarchy is to first try and engineer the problem away so the hazard doesn't exist. Next is PPE, and lastly is education (policy changes to minimise the hazard)
With incidents that happen on the street the first thing (if anything happens at all) is putting up signs asking drivers to slow down. It's arse-about compared to how it should be. #thewaroncars #urbanism #cycling

Phil
5 days ago

This was the point in my #FakeCommute at which my phone ran out of data, rudely interrupting an episode of #TheWarOnCars while walking in -3ยฐ feels like -5ยฐ according to the Met Office.
I didnโ€™t help myself to any of the three #FreeCars available near my home that were left on street with keys in the ignition and engine running, though I was sorely tempted to turn them off.
Saw a blackbird, jackdaws and crows; heard robins, sparrows and wren.
A good morning walk.

A bypass with wide shared use cycletrack/footway, well gritted road with approaching headlights, wide recently mown verge then grassy field with trees, all shrouded in mist.
Benjamin Fry
6 days ago

In the ongoing fight to get a safe street in my neighborhood, my local #RadicalBikeLobby organized an effort to block our local council memberโ€™s blatant attempt to stop #CompleteStreets on the street and to circumvent all the plans that had passed City Council in the past.

Itโ€™s a big win for safer streets in #Berkeley and lets us see which members of the council are on the right side of #TheWarOnCars. Itโ€™s been six years, but maybe weโ€™ll get a safer #Hopkins yet.

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
6 days ago
The War on Cars
1 week ago

New BONUS episode!

"Origin Stories."

Have you ever wondered how Aaron, Doug and Sarah got mobilized into the war on cars? Well, this is the episode for you!

We reveal how our personal experiences with cars drove us to activism, writing, and ultimately, the podcast.

Become a Patreon subscriber for access:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-origin-93644750

#thewaroncars #podcast

light brown/yellow 1970s Chevy Nova.
Should Be Writing
1 week ago

#PublicTransit ๐ŸšŽ  advocates in #Utah needed to attend a series of virtual meetings being held by the Park City Council to evaluate potential future #transportation ideas for the #SLC area.

First meeting Nov. 29. More info & zoom links: https://www.kpcw.org/park-city/2023-11-15/park-city-council-examines-lofty-transit-solutions

#AutofreiUT #UT #SaltLakeCity #Ogden #CedarCity #Nephi #Logan #BrighamCity #UtahJazz #Jazz #UTJazz #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation @fuck_cars

Iโ€™m finally listening to #TheWarOnCars episode with the infamous mayor of Emeryville John Bauters.
My opinion of having #Emeryville annex #SF is growing even stronger now.

Butterbee
1 week ago

There's something perversely satisfying about playing Euro Truck Simulator 2, and listening to @TheWarOnCars podcast

#thewaroncars

Should Be Writing
2 weeks ago

#PublicTransit advocates, #cyclists and #Urbanists around Watford City #NorthDakota needed to provide online public comment for the WC Long Range #Transportation /Land Use Study, which will guide the cityโ€™s future infrastructure development.

Deadline Dec. 1. Study and survey: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/08a6b7e967a243ad8015d0f7ad63edcb

#FuckCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #Bobcats #Bismarck #ND #AutofreiND #BismarckND #PublicTransportation

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
2 weeks ago

"They're accident-prone, heavy, bulky and polluting." โ€”Mayor Hidalgo's office.

#Paris will hold a vote to significantly increasing parking fees for one class of vehicles: SUVs, whose numbers have increased by 60% in just 4 years.

Com'on Paris.... Do the right thing. Then maybe #WindsorON #YQG will follow your lead (A-hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! )

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/france/article/2023/11/14/paris-will-have-residents-vote-on-increasing-parking-fees-for-heavy-suvs_6255482_7.html

#CarsKillCities
#TheWarOnCars

The War on Cars
2 weeks ago

Just for our friends on Mastodon, we're getting a jumpstart on Black Friday...on Tuesday.

Save 10% on everything in our official store with code BIKEFRIDAY. Pick up a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, stickers and other great gifts for the holidays.

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

#thewaroncars #blackfriday #bikes #bikefriday

https://the-war-on-cars.myshopify.com/

Blue short-sleeve t-shirt with square black and yellow logo for The War on Cars.
The War on Cars
2 weeks ago

Just a reminder...

Tickets for our live show on Jan 31 @ Caveat in Manhattan are on sale now exclusively to Patreon supporters of The War on Cars, who also receive a $5 discount on each ticket.

Enlist today. Your support helps us keep the podcast going and growing.

Thanks!

https://www.patreon.com/thewaroncarspod

#thewaroncars #podcast

Christof
2 weeks ago

Why do we keep using the term bus factor [1]?
Considering how many people get killed by cars vs buses we should really be calling it the "car factor".

1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor

#TheWarOnCars

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
2 weeks ago
Andres Salomon
2 weeks ago
Should Be Writing
2 weeks ago

#PublicTransit advocates and #cyclists in #Delaware needed to complete a survey for the DOT Long Range Transportation Plan, which will guide transit infrastructure investment for the next 20 years: https://publicinput.com/DelDOT_LRTP

#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #DE #DoverDE #AutofreiDE

Benjamin Fry
2 weeks ago

10% of Berkeley and counting, demanding safer streets. This is great, itโ€™s a potent group that we need to carry through to the elections for Mayor and Council. https://www.berkeleyside.org/2023/11/17/berkeley-traffic-safety-petition-san-pablo-park-halloween

We need substantial changes to all our streets, and we need the Fire Department to come to a realization that they are one of the primary institutions standing in the way of safety.

#berkeley #thewaroncars

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
2 weeks ago

@Steveb False.

All the places in the world that are doing it right are seperating bicycles from traffic, from pedestrians.

Doing less is an insult to cyclists.

We WANT a wedge between cars and cyclists. That's literally #VisionZero. That's literally #TheWarOnCars

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
2 weeks ago

@Steveb I donno... I think every cyclist should have cameras.... And the more we call out awful driver behaviour, the better.
#TheWarOnCars
#CarsKillCities
#VisionZeroNow

Benjamin Fry
2 weeks ago

All streets should be safe for anyone to use them, no matter what mode of transportation they choose to use on them.

#thewaroncars

The War on Cars
3 weeks ago

New product in the store that we're soft launching on Mastodon!

Enamel coffee mug! Perfect for cold mornings and hot beverages.

https://the-war-on-cars.myshopify.com/products/the-war-on-cars-enamel-mug

#thewaroncars #coffee

White coffee mug with silver rim and square yellow logo for The War on Cars.
Lee ๐ŸŒ
3 weeks ago

It's great to see more data coming out on this. It's, of course, obvious, but we need more studies like this to take to take to politicians and car companies and buyers and anyone who can help stop this trend. #TheWarOnCars #Traffication #Urbanism via @verge
https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/14/23960624/truck-suv-hood-height-pedestrian-death-report-iihs?utm_content=buffere5c2d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=bufferapp.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lee ๐ŸŒ
3 weeks ago

Great Episode @TheWarOnCars @notjustbikes I've tried a hundred ways to explain to car lovers, the best thing you can do is support more public transport and bike infrastructure, because itโ€™s you who will benefit. Because itโ€™s the only way we can reduce congestion. But it just doesnโ€™t get through.
I guess it has something to do with the "Loss Aversion" concept?
Itโ€™s frustrating! #TheWarOnCars #TheUrbanistAgenda #Traffication
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/following-the-war-on-cars-with-doug-gordon/id1678391788?i=1000634367296

Benjamin Fry
3 weeks ago

It seems that some of my local council members in Berkeley might be trying to derail even a severely watered down safety improvement plan for San Pablo Ave, we need to let them know that this is critical for all the East Bay communities, tomorrow, 4pm, #thewaroncars #berkeley #BikeEastBay https://bikeeastbay.org/events/san-pablo-ave-parallel-bikeways-council-vote-berkeley/

Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
3 weeks ago

I donno....

I love in a town where the Bike Advocates we have, have washed their hands of trying to do anything in town... Our City Council got overrun with conservative, regressive, goons who are dead set against doing anything close to #VisionZero... So they organize rides and try to take credit for, things that are happening in The County.

Part of me wants to try to start a Shifter style vlog... To maybe just maybe try to generate a little advocacy... But another part of me figures, the world doesn't need another middle aged white guy, spouting his opinions on the internet...

Feedback/advice/discussion welcome.

#BikeTooter
#PedalOn
#WindsorON
#YQG
#VisionZero
#CarsKillCities
#TheWarOnCars
#JustStopOil
#OrangePilled
#NotJustBikes

Benjamin Fry
4 weeks ago

The de Young Museum has seen a 124% increase with JFK only open to people, and not cars. This was fought hard by the Museum, but itโ€™s one more sign that cars are bad for business, itโ€™s the people that matter.

#thewaroncars

The War on Cars
1 month ago

New episode up! We rode the bike lanes of Emeryville, California, with the city's mayor, John Bauters. He told us what elected officials really need to build an active transportation network: "I think political will is probably the biggest barrier."

https://thewaroncars.org/2023/11/07/1808/

#thewaroncars #transportation #podcast #emeryville #california #bike

Man in black t-shirt, backwards black baseball hat, and shorts on a bike standing on a bridge. A dog is in the front of his bike.
The War on Cars
1 month ago

We have a big episode coming up next week. For ad-free versions of all episodes plus access to exclusive bonus content, please help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon member.

https://www.patreon.com/thewaroncarspod

#thewaroncars #cities #transportation #cars #bikes #walking

T Chu ๆœฑ
1 month ago

Good news #biketo
There's a motion to study how to allow e cargo bikes the right to take up street parking space even without the city requiring them to be licensed (Thanks to a rage email from yours truly and a pic of a car taking up long term street space). They want to think about life, universe, and everything of course. The Manager of Transportation Policy and Innovation is the person on this file.

If you own a cargo bike, or wanted to get one, but couldn't because of lack of space to get one, please email him with your story so he can think about how to proceed with this.

Here's the person in charge of studying this.
Nazzareno A. Capano
Manager, Transportation Policy & Innovation
Telephone: 416-392-7766
TTY: 416-338-0889
Email: Nazzareno.Capano@toronto.ca
Here's a link to the motion.

https://secure.toronto.ca/council/agenda-item.do?item=2023.IE7.7

#CycleTO
#TheWarOnCars

The War on Cars
1 month ago

Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala: โ€œI am not an antagonist of capitalism, but honestly seeing the parade of supercars in the centre which they then can't park canโ€™t continue."

https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/10/23/one-of-europes-most-polluted-cities-wants-to-ban-cars-from-its-centre

#milan #thewaroncars #italy #cars #pollution #climatechange #transportation

The War on Cars
1 month ago

We're very excited that we'll be doing a live show at the 2024 Winter Cycling Congress in Edmonton, Alberta in February. We can't wait to meet officials, planners and advocates from all over the world.

Save 10% on registration with code WARONCARS.

#thewaroncars #edmonton #alberta #canada #cycling #wintercycling #thewaroncars

https://www.yegcyclingcongress.ca/

The War on Cars
1 month ago

NEW EPISODE!

In "Dark PR: How Corporate Disinformation Harms Our Health and the Environment," Grant Ennis identifies "nine devious frames" industries such as car manufacturers use to maintain a status quo that harms human health and the planet.

Listen: https://thewaroncars.org/2023/10/24/113-dark-pr-with-grant-ennis/

#thewaroncars #podcast #transportation #publichealth #pr

Black and red book cover showing a pair of hands with strings like a marionette attached to the red outline of an iPhone. The title of the book is in the phone: "Grant Ennis. Dark PR: How Corporate Disinformation Harms Our Health and the Environment." A blurb at the bottom says "Necessary. Important." From Peter Norton, author of Autonorama.
The War on Cars
2 months ago

Publishing, welcome to The War on Cars.

#thewaroncars #publishing #books #podcast

September 27, 2023 - THE WAR ON CARS, by Sarah Goodyear, Doug Gordon and Aaron Naparstek. Non-fiction: Politics/Current Affairs. Hosts of The War on Cars podcast Sarah Goodyear, Doug Gordon, and Aaron Naparstek's THE WAR ON CARS, a polemic on why cars ruin everything, and what tools readers can use in the ight to take back the American landscape, to Megan McCormack at Thesis, in a good deal, by Kim Lindman and Emmanuelle Morgen at Stonesong (world).
The War on Cars
2 months ago

New BONUS episode: "Celebrating Your Wins!" After a quick news roundup, we hear from listeners about the ways in which they're winning The War on Cars. Become a Patreon supporter for access to this and all our bonus content.

https://www.patreon.com/thewaroncarspod

#TheWarOnCars #transportation #cars #podcast #safestreets

โ€œWheels of Death,โ€ by William Seaman. The photograph ran in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1959. #TrafficViolence #CarsKillCities #CarsKill #waroncars #TheWarOnCars #ThereAreNoAccidents

A childโ€™s body lies in the street, covered in a sheet. A toy wagon is in the foreground, upside down and crumpled, itโ€™s front wheels flattened. A police officer stands over the body and looks down, while another man, possibly an ambulance attendant, walks away.
Clinton Anderson SwordForHire
2 months ago

@TechConnectify My biggest piss off is that Kia is discontinuing the EV Soul.... And I never want to own a car bigger than a Soul.

#CarsKillCities
#TheWarOnCars
#OrangePilled
#VisionZeroNow
#NotJustBikes

Benjamin Fry
2 months ago

Love to hear it, #KQED is playing an episode of Radio Specials, โ€œPossible: Janette Sadik-Khan on the Future of Citiesโ€, all about how more streets should have more protected bike lanes and how they are better than EV Cars for the transformation weโ€™re all seeking to make our cities. 70% approval of the bike lanes in NYC now and other cities where these things are done. Whatโ€™s up #Berkeley, why all the delays? Itโ€™s funny to think that NYC is more progressive than Berkeley. #thewaroncars

The War on Cars
3 months ago

"Cars, once Americaโ€™s most important industrial commodity, are now, for so many, a vehicle of debt-driven extraction. They are also the setting of the most common interaction between citizens and policeโ€”one that plays out on streets and highways more than 20 million times annually, often as a humiliating ritual of domination and submission."

https://newrepublic.com/article/175505/car-culture-funnels-drivers-debt-jail-danger

#cars #transportation #TheWarOnCars

The War on Cars
3 months ago

"When I was dropped in the middle of Westchester County, New York at the beginning of the second half of my life, I was astonished to find myself in a 'developed' country where I could not take a bus or train to work, where nearly every resident was expected to have a car."

https://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/2023/09/15/us-open-protest-climate-change-end-fossil-fuels/70851720007/

#climate #cars #climatechange #transportation #TheWarOnCars

Tab Combs
3 months ago

Accidentally traded water bottles with the kiddo today. I'm curious to see how my @TheWarOnCars stickers go over in elementary school!

#TheWarOnCars

Tim Richards
3 months ago

Good on him. The councils and state government have been very weak on facing down car dominance.
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Melbourne bicycles: Dutch โ€˜cycling professorโ€™ Marco te Brรถmmelstroet has some tough advice

#Melbourne #SpringSt #VicPol #TheWarOnCars https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/you-call-this-living-dutch-cycling-professor-has-some-tough-advice-for-melbourne-20230913-p5e4c9.html