Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair With the Automobile

Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair With the Automobile
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  • ISBN-13: 9780865714083
  • ISBN: 0865714088
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited


Alvord, Katie, Mills, Stephanie


DIVORCE YOUR CAR! BACK COVER COPYUS.95/CAN.95Transportation/Environmental Studies/Current AffairsDrive less - enjoy life more!Our romance with cars has become a very troubled entanglement. Today's relationship with the automobile brings pollution, sprawl, congestion, noise, injury, and even death. Yet we continue to live with cars at an escalating cost to ourselves and the environment.Divorce Your Car! is the ultimate guide to liberating ourselves from our addiction to cars and the automobile culture. It is full of inspiring examples and realistic actions we can take now as individuals and as communities to reduce our auto-dependence. Divorcing your car can take many forms, from simply using cars less to not owning one at all. In North America, well over 50 percent of trips are under four miles. Each day there are countless opportunities for people to re-meet their feet, board a bike, take a train, or hop on a bus. This practical guide shows how divorcing a car can be fun, healthy, money-saving, and helpful to the planet in the process."A clear-headed approach to reducing or even eliminating our dependence on cars, Divorce Your Car! points the way to a greener world and maps out how we can live happily ever after by breaking free of auto-cracy ... informative and inspiring, full of common sense and fresh insight."- Jay Walljasper, editor-at-large of Utne Reader, and frequent writer on urban issues"For all of us who want to depend on the car less but find it easy to rationalize the status quo, this book is an inspiration."- David T. Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance"Finally, an anti-car book for everyone! Divorce Your Car! is trenchant, funny, and ready-to-use." - Charles Komanoff, Right Of Way pedestrian rights group, New York City"Insightful, well-researched and, most of all, fun to read." - Jim Motavalli, editor of E Magazine and author of Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future "A fascinating read and a stunning contradiction of the fatuity that technology is neutral ... Witty, substantial, and penetrating, Divorce Your Car! is a mighty persuasive work."- Stephanie Mills, from the ForewordKatie Alvord has been a transportation reform advocate for over 15 years, working with a number of non-profit groups in that time. She and her husband live in Michigan and have pursued both car-free and car-lite divorces with the aid of bikes, skis, a kayak, and a solar-recharged electric vehicle.320 pages 25 Cartoons and Photos Resources IndexISBN 0-86571-408-8barcodelogoNew Society PublishersAlvord, Katie is the author of 'Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair With the Automobile', published 2000 under ISBN 9780865714083 and ISBN 0865714088.

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