Almost every day is Car Free DC Day for Hubby and I — we don’t own a car and we both routinely walk to work, but today is officially recognized as such, and I hope it become an annual event. But if the concept is new to you, consider taking public transportation, a carpool, biking… Continue reading Today is Car Free DC day
Happy Blog Day! (Why today, if you squint, 3108 — today’s date — looks like blog) . Here’s the rules: Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2007 Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the… Continue reading Blog Day 5!
Over the last year I’ve written about the young and growing Megabus service; my UK readers will be better acquainted with this company. See 1, 2, and 3. Now they’ve begun service on the West Coast. Yoohoo! How about the Atlantic states, or the South? Please?Â (I’m in no way related to this company.)
Richard LaymanÂ (Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space) points out a handy resource — Walk Score — which mashes up Google Maps data to give a profile of how walkable an area in the United States is.Â This can be very important since reducing or eliminating car use and meat is probably the easiest way… Continue reading Grade your once and future home, church with Walk Score
Later. Sightings I forgot to note earlier. An interesting sign, in the adjacent flea market, from a vendor wishing the mothers there a Happy Fathers’ Day since they were “mothers and fathers both.” There were computers for sale, all towers from six to ten years old. Pentium 3s (at best) with Windows 98 installed. The… Continue reading At the farmer’s market
A gay, car-driving co-worker at Former Day Job knew that Hubby and I don’t own a car. When I mentioned last year that we wanted to go to the beach, he wondered if the Rehoboth Beach bus was still operating. No, it turns out, it wasn’t. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a popular gay destination, but… Continue reading DC car-free to the beach
Bus-loving people will have already seen the London ‘My other car is a bus — new advertising campaign — I only wish I could get one of the bumper stickers! That said: Washington’s buses could use some more practical help, especially with the capacity of the Metrorail system being stretched towards breaking. We all know… Continue reading London’s bus campaign for Washington