It is quite obvious, at least to me, that we are all going to be doing a lot less driving as peak oil kicks in and we move toward a low carbon economy to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Having been a bicycle commuter in Seattle for many years and in other cities I lived in before that I am convinced of the fantastic potential of bicycles to provide cheap healthy, non polluting, highly efficient transportation. During the Democratic convention last year a pilot program called Freewheelin provided a cycle commuting system to the attendees. Now having built on that success they have launched B-cycle. Check it out over at Worldchanging or at the Bcycle website.
What have you done today to lower your impact?
We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.
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