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Australian Program Shows a Way to Slash How Much We Drive

TravelSmart is proven and potent — and should be tried here in the United States

American transportation policy is fundamentally flawed: we spend too much on roads and highways and invest too little in mass transit and bikeable and walkable communities that could help to break our addiction to oil. Photo by Flickr user JamesA bus stop…
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by: Randy Salzman – December 10, 2012

As You Sit in Thanksgiving Gridlock, Remember that More Roads is No Solution

New Roads Just Means More Congestion

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and across American people are on the move. According to AAA, 42.5 million people in the United States will travel more than 50 miles from home to spend time with family this weekend. Ninety percent of those — or…
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by: Randy Salzman – November 23, 2011

Still Crazy After All These Years

It was 35 years ago that I learned, first-hand, about the negative externalities of American driving. My friend and boss, Lonnie Light, and I were working in the West Texas oil patch when we had to go in the hole to make a routine replacement of a Hughes tool bit we were using to drill a well. That’s when the accident happened. The hydraulic braking system, which theoretically equalized the weight of…
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by: Randy Salzman – Spring 2011

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