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A Car-Free Future?

Tweet I just finished several days of networking and discussing in Guadalajara at the 10th annual “Towards Car-Free Cities” Conference. It’s not clear where the next one will be, or when, though my great friend Thiago Benicchio of Ciclo Cidade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is planning one for 2013. I had a great time, as […]

Whose Streets? People vs. Automobiles: The 20th Century Battle over Cities, Streets, and Freeways

Tweet (My presentation at the “Towards Car-Free Cities,” Guadalajara, Mexico, September 8, 2011) “Whose Streets? OUR Streets!” yell rowdy demonstrators when they surge off the sidewalk and into thoroughfares. True enough, the streets are our public commons, what’s left of it, but most of the time these public avenues are dedicated to the movement of […]

“¿Calles de quién?” (Whose Streets? en Español)

Tweet “¿Calles de quién? El Pueblo Contra los Automóviles.   La Batalla del Siglo 20 Sobre Ciudades, Calles y Vías Rápidas” traducido por Adriana Camarena (Gracias!) “¿De quién son las calles? ¡Son nuestras las calles!”, gritan los manifestantes bulliciosos al avanzar en oleada de la acera peatonal a la vía pública. Lo cierto es que […]

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