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Why We’re Still Struggling

Two articles reporting on relatively similar things.  The first being the one from the Hamburger Abendblatt (in German,) reporting that a third of Germany”s automobile commuters could imagine that in the relatively near future they would get rid of their car, or at least leave it at home.  Then this article in the New York Times, reporting about how some people in the U.S. are willing to think about living without a car, but with more emphasis on what a difficult time car dealerships and manufacturers are having and how and when we’ll be back to record breaking numbers of car purchases.

First though, a bit of a run through on things I found interesting in the Hamburger Abendblatt article.  The statistics aren’t necessarily so indicative of the situation in Hamburg.  Continue reading

Reasoning and Disclosure

Hamburg

Working from the ground up for changes in transportation policy in the United States means responding to years of automobile-driven policy and a political system that can be difficult for the average citizen to navigate.  I think this article explains a little where we’re at right now.

As for a bit of background, I think it’s important to come clear with a few things.  The purpose of this research is to help progress mass transit, pedestrian and bicycle advocacy work in NYC and the United States in general.  This kind of research is certainly not unprecedented.  Continue reading