Tag: Public transport

  • Ok, I Might Need A Car

    Today was a real challenge in the CarFreeBrad world, actually the last few days have driven me to question my resolve to remain CarFree for the foreseeable future. Ironically, this internal struggle has nothing to do with any of the CarFree issues and challenges the last few days has brought to the forefront but the […]

  • An Overlooked Survival Tool: The Bicycle

    I can’t say enough about bikes and biking.  Even at times when I hate bikes, I love them.  On its worst day, a bike still beats all other modes of transport in so many ways.  Just add one more to the list- Survival Tool! Before Hurricane Sandy took out power, subways, buses, and some roads […]

  • “Car Free” is on the Front Page of the Globe!

    For all the obvious reasons I love this article about traffic being down in Kendall Square in spite of all the development and growth.  By far my favorite aspect is the  opening scenario that so clearly outlines my Pro-Bike stance for getting around.  Bike first, train second, drive third is what CarFreeBrad is all about. […]

  • What Will it Cost For CarFreeBrad to Drive?

    Over the past few weeks the positive bike news, moves and articles that I’ve been able to attribute to the existence of CarFreeBrad.com have been flowing like the mighty Charles River. Well it appears the tide has turned.  I saw this article this morning and it just took the wind out my sails because with […]

  • Trade your Car for a Bike

    Whether you understand it or not it’s awesome.  New Belgium Brewery goes on a tour and at each stop someone committs to trade thier car for a sweet custom bike.  Don’t worry, I’ve already emailed them to find out when they will be in Worcester. New Belgium Trade your Car for a Bike It’s when […]

  • Portland’s Bike-Friendly Formula

    My time in Portland Oregon was tremendous as you all already know if you have read any of my posts over the last week, but there is an aspect that I must address.  The city of Portland public transit. Portland is well-known as the crown jewel of bike-friendliness and it lives up to the hype. […]

  • Mass. officials encourage ‘car-free week’!!! I’m in

    Mass. officials encourage ‘car-free week’ – Boston.com. Massachusetts officials are urging residents to ditch their cars for a week and try biking, walking, carpooling and using public transportation instead. The “car-free week,’’ which begins Sunday, is an effort to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of reducing the number of vehicles on the road. The […]

  • Bike-Friendly? Check the City’s Mass Transit System

    “Scanning the leader list of this country’s bike commuting meccas — Portland, Ore., Minneapolis and San Francisco — made me wonder if there was a corollary between the percentage of commuters who pedal to work and the degree to which the mass transit and commuter rail systems in those cities welcome bicycles. Ideally, bike commuting […]