Congressional task force releases “Freedom from Oil” blueprint

Give people choices and they’ll use less oil says Blumenauer.(Photo © J. Maus) In a press conference in Washington D.C. this morning, the Congressional Livable Communities Task Force released a set of policy proposals they say will lead to “Freedom from Oil.” The task force, which is made up of House Democrats and chaired by … Read more

The bike/transit alliance: The good, the bad, and the experts

This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, a “10-minute newsmagazine” and wiki about low-car life in Portland. A big strategy shift was in the air at this year’s Oregon Active Transportation Summit, the two-day conference and lobbying blitz that was, until 2011, known as the Oregon Bike Summit. Woven through the lectures and panels … Read more