Monday, August 22, 2005

Freedom from Cars: Declaration of Independence

Freedom from Cars: Declaration of Independence: "We, the undersigned, solemnly swear to strive for a better way to move around our cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

We have been held captive by automobiles for too long and we're ready to break the shackles once and for all.

We are tired of the lies forced upon us by automakers that spend billions to try and convince us that cars are fun, sexy, and can make us happy. We know better.

We are saddened by the deaths of cyclists on dangerous roadways and we believe our local and national politicians must protect our interests with greater vigilance.

We are convinced that the joy and freedom experienced while riding a bicycle can bring about an important revolution of values that has vast potential."

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Tour of North Darlington cycle routes

I will be leading a tour of cycle routes in the north of Darlington tomorrow, Sunday 14th August. Meet in the Market Place at 2pm.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Northwest Environment Watch Publications

Northwest Environment Watch Publications: "Excerpt from Seven Wonders - Chapter one: 'The Bicycle'"

"Pound for pound, a person on a bicycle expends less energy than any creature or machine covering the same distance. (A human walking spends about three times as much energy per pound; even a salmon swimming spends about twice as much.)"