Category Archives: Transportation

Learning the Lessons of Love and Loss, Hope and Sacrifice

Sometime around 1890, in Perth, Scotland, my ancestors made the difficult, possibly desperate, definitely courageous decision to send half of their children to America. Away would go three adult sons – a blacksmith, a tailor and a soon-to-be farmer – … Continue reading

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Would It Make Financial Sense to Drop A Car?

How much is the convenience of a car really costing us? Continue reading

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Calculating the Impact of the Motor Scooter

This weekend we replaced the battery on the Kymco People 50 motor scooter that Peter rides to work. With a new $50 battery in place, he zoomed off this morning in high spirits, reporting back that the odometer hit 15,000 … Continue reading

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What’s Stopping You? City Biking

There are a lot of things the average American (including us) could do to reduce their carbon footprint, but something always seems to get in the way. At our house, we’re taking a look at ways we can bust through … Continue reading

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Nothing Says Spring Like Taking Out the Bike

City Biking Explained Yesterday we rented a truck to deliver furniture to friends around town. We noticed some new street markings for bicycles that we hadn’t seen before. The meaning was not obvious. We had no idea what we were … Continue reading

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It’s harvest time! How far did your food travel?

Oh Bounteous Garden… August was supposed to be the month we looked at reducing our carbon footprint in the area of transportation. What was I thinking?! I’m spending any non-work hours trying to stay ahead of the garden. We have … Continue reading

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Highest CO2 Emissions in History Sets the Stage for More Biking

The transportation mini-challenge doesn’t start until August, but when I saw that CLIF BAR had created a nifty biking challenge, I thought this was as good a time as any to commit to more biking for both the health benefits … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Bike to Work Day!

According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), May is National Bike Month, and THIS WEEK is Bike to Work Week (May 16–20) and TOMORROW is Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 20). I’m going to be working from … Continue reading

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