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Carfree Arts

Carbusters’ Second Annual No-Car Oscar Award

This year Carbusters reviewed six of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture. The other three movies (Lincoln, Django Unchained and Les Misérables) were not included since they are set in the early to mid-1800s, before the use of the internal combustion engine automobile. Our No-Car Oscar Award focuses on these movies’ depictions of transportation: […]

Action Report

Undriver Licensing™: Creating Enthusiasm about Not Driving

“Want to get your Undriver License™?” This question usually elicits either a surprised “huh?” or a broad smile from visitors to the Undriver Licensing Station™. Wherever it goes – festivals, community events, schools, employee transportation fairs - the Undriving™ program playfully nudges people of all ages to reconsider their transportation choices and get creative about […]

Carfree Arts

Motor Car Madness

“The city multiplies man’s power to think, to educate, to communicate.” Lewis Mumford 1895-1990 But most modern cities have surrendered to the car so it’s worth remembering that he also said: “Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends.” Motor Car Madness This 8-minute film about the destructive effect of cars […]

Book Review

On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

Book Review by Kelly Nelson There is always room for a book about bicycles as transportation in North America so kudos to editor Amy Walker and publisher New World Library for putting out this book where the words lycra, competition, racing and Lance Armstrong do not appear in the index. The contributors to this friendly, […]


Carless Single Mother

Going carless for me was not so much a socio-political decision as it was happenstance. The transmission in my beloved 1996 Toyota Camry couldn’t take it anymore and keeled over. I had very recently become a single mother; my son at the time was just a little over a year old. I couldn’t afford a […]