Moving Without Madness

| January / February 2006

Transportation as if others matter

There's nothing like the joy of the open road. Pedal to the metal, sound track of your choice. The freedom to get in your car and go anywhere, anytime, is the good old North American way. And it's insane.

The 20th-century romance with the automobile has turned into a nightmare of selfishness, gridlock, road rage, road kill, overpaving, and profligate fuel use. Urban arteries are clogged with noisy, heat-emitting vehicles, most containing a single person shielded from the elements as if ready for battle. Can extinction of these dinosaurs be far off?