Unnecessary driving of cars is a major public health issue.

The adverse public health effects of too many cars, and the need for intervention is comparable to the ongoing challenge to reduce smoking.

This is not about shaming people who currently drive. …

An adaptation for modern battles.

Half a k, half a k,
Half a k onward,
In the doorzone of Death
Rode the six stubborn.
Forward, the Light Brevet!
Charge for the buns!
” they said.
Following the sharrow of Death
Rode the six stubborn.

Forward, the Light Brevet!
Was there not a…

Most people are probably aware that cars are bad for us and the environment. Given how much we have come to use them, perhaps most aren’t aware just how very bad they are.

It is not uncommon to see well-meaning environmental initiatives proclaim their effectiveness by comparing their performance to…

Car blindness affects our lives in many indirect ways. The undesirable side effects of cars have been normalised for so long that they seem invisible to most.

It is normal to smooth the road for cars. We wait to cross streets. Public transport stuck in private congestion is normal. It…

Our reliance on cars has affected cultural norms. Where once ‘death machines’ were (rightly) vilified and shunned, now it is a cultural tinderbox to criticise even one aspect of cars at a time.

‘Developed’ societies have embraced a car centric model predicated on diminishing and sidelining many basic human…

Alex Dyer

Passionate about healthy streets and cities for people. On Twitter as @AxleRyde

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