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Banning Cars from Manhattan
Goodman, Paul; Goodman, Percival
By banning private cars and reducing traffic, we can, in most areas, close off nearly nine out of ten cross-town streets and every second north-south avenue. These closed roads plus the space now used...
Cars and Class: "A Reckless, Blood-Thirsty, Villainous Lot ... "
Mugyeni, Bianca; Engler, Yves
Making life difficult for cars could be, in fact, described as a form of class war, but one that works in the long-term interests of the poor and working class.
Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners...
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Connexions Library: Transportation Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on transportation.
Curitiba: the Greenest city on Earth
Eco-savvy urban planners have been studying Brazil's seventh largest city for decades.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Jacobs' iconoclastic and brilliant observations on why cities work, and why they don't.
Free and Accessible Transit Now: Toward a Red-Green Vision for Toronto
Free and Accessible Transit Campaign, GTWA
The free transit model makes public transit a right of all people, which would dramatically increase its use. While serving he vast majority of Torontonians and strengthening the public sector's role ...
A pamphlet which gathers together a number of essays on the struggle for public transit. It emerges especially out of the urban context of Toronto. But the essays speak also to the wider crisis of pub...
A Green City Program: For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns
Berg, Peter; Magilavy, Beryl, Zuckerman, Seth
Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
How Things Don't Work
Papanek, Victor and Hennessey, James
Pananek and Hennessey focus on appliances, tooks, and devices that are at the nub of modern living. They show how some of our most cherished possessions, ranging from simple household fixtures to soph...
A New City Agenda
While Canadians have quickly recognized the importance of healthy cities in their own lives and communities, governments have lagged far behind. In A New City Agenda, journalist and former mayor, John...
No Fares!: Time for a free ride on public transit
This series of articles in The Tyee takes a hard look at fare hikes and spending priorities by B.C.'s transit planners, as well as rising greenhouse emissions and pollution by the private automobile, ...
Organizing Around Transit: At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Class Struggle
For the older big cities in North America, public transit is critical to their daily functioning. Organizing among workers and riders on public transit has a strategic importance.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities: The Movement Has Begun
A website with the histories of the freeway removals that have occurred in the United States and around the world.
The Secret History of Jaywalking: The Disturbing Reason It Was Outlawed - And Why We Should Lift the Ban
Mangla narrates the origins of jaywalking and the reason why it was made illegal.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Toronto Talks Transit with Herman Rosenfeld
Herman Rosenfeld speaks about transit issues in Toronto, and the campaign for good affordable public transit
Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Tonucci, João; Veloso, André; Kipfer, Stefan
The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activist...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
What would Rosa Parks do today?
Hanley, Lawrence J.
If Rosa Parks was taking action against transit racism today, she likely wouldn’t talk about segregated seating. Instead, she would be calling attention to disappearing service and unaffordable fares ...
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Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Transport Action Canada
Transport 2000 Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan federation of consumer groups and individuals which advocates improved rail passenger, air, bus, marine and urban transportation throughout Canada. ...
Tom Wetzel's home page
Wetzel's writing spans a range of topics... from libertarian socialism, anarcho-syndicalism and workers' self-management to unionism, social housing, environmental justice, philosophy, and Los Angeles...
William R. Allen Road is a short expressway in Toronto. The portion south of Sheppard Avenue was originally constructed as part of the Spadina Expressway project. The Spadina Expressway was a proposed...
Largest Urban Cable Car Soars Over 'Desperate' Commuters of La Paz
The La Paz region's new cable car system will transform the lives of commuters between La Paz, Bolivia and the mountaintop of El Alto, who currently have to zigzag up the slope in horrible traffic. Bu...
From the Connexions Archives
German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.
Transport Action Canada
Promoting environmentally-sound transportation options.