Wednesday, May 13, 2009

commentary on carlessness

Responding to the article on Vauban, the German suburb that's gone carless, the Times asked some experts to weigh in on whether carlessness is feasible in the US. Read Car-Free in America?. Check out the reader comments (hundreds of 'em!).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a car-free suburb

The most e-mailed article in today's New York Times profiles Vauban, a car-free suburb outside of Freiburg, Germany. As one resident stated in the article, In German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars, "When I had a car, I was always tense. I'm much happier this way." Others say that what they like best about their community is that it is a better place to raise their kids. "With no cars on the streets, many residents call Vauban a children's paradise, where youngsters wander from a young age in safety."