Links to Resources
World Wide Web

Links to Passenger Transport

Every link opens in a new window.

Carfree Cities - the web site that goes with the book. Carfree Cities proposes a delightful solution to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.

The Victoria Transport Policy Instiute is an independent research organization developing innovative strategies for efficient and equitable transportation. Dozens of reports are available on full cost accounting, transportation demand management, pavement reduction, transit, bicycling, walking, and traffic calming. Their Online TDM Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive resource for transportation demand management planning and analysis.

ITDP Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

The Living Room , edited by Richard Risemberg, is a place to examine the history, the technology, and the sensations of social living, the state of community today, and the practices that can make life both richer and more practical for all of us, today, tomorrow, and beyond. Includes The Bike People, the Suburbia Project, and a Sustainability section. All highly recommended.

Free Public Transit Everyone benefits - Everyone pays If public transit were free, more people would use it.

World Carfree Network , the hub of the global carfree movement.

The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the Florida Center for Community Design and Research has a variety of useful links on transportation, land use, and sustainability issues.

The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment is an educational charity established by The Prince of Wales to teach and demonstrate in practice those principles of traditional urban design and architecture which put people and the communities of which they are part at the centre of the design process.

James Howard Kunstler has a site about his writing and speaking, mainly on the New Urbanism.

International Making Cities Livable seeks to strengthen community by creating viable public places for social life in our cities will reduce anonymity, and increase grassroots democracy by returning to compact, mixed use cities based on walking, cycling, and public transport.

Detour Publications is a non-profit, on-line bookstore offering many titles on sustainable passenger and freight transport, urban planning, "smart growth," and climate change.

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy promotes environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide.

Auto-Free New York works to improve transit, cut car use, and remake streets for people.

Cyburbia: The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center contains a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.

Transportation and Community and System Presevation Pilot Program at the US Department of Transportation.

The Coalition for Alternative Transportation works to improve mobility.

A to B Magazine is dedicated to demonstrating alternatives to the car - primarily electric bicycles, public transport-friendly folding bikes and bike carraige by rail, bus and air.

The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition is a cycling advocacy organization based in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Site includes advocacy and cycle commuting sections as well as information on the rides and touring cycling possibilities on Vancouver Island and the Canadian Gulf Islands.

Colin Buchanan: The Lesson Of Venice by Edoardo Salzano

Car-Free Development by Lloyd Wright, from GTZ

Jane Holtz Kay is the architecture and planning critic for The Nation and author of Asphalt Nation, Preserving New England and Lost Boston.

Neal Peirce's column on carfree cities

China's Carfree Town: Gulangyu in The New Colonist

The Form of Cities: an Introduction to Carfree Cities - an article by J.H. Crawford in The New Colonist

"Car Crazy" A Word from Richard Risemberg, in the New Colonist, August 2002

The CarFree group at Yahoo is a place for those who are (trying to live) carFree (or car-lite) in a car crowded world. (Not to be confused with the Carfree Cities discussion group (sponsored by, also at Yahoo.)

Active Living by Design on healtier ways of living

RUDI - Resource for Urban Design Information.

Myths of Light Rail - Dissected

The Biketopia Project is engaging in a discussion about building a city without or with a minimum of internal combustion engines, where people can live and work in a low-cost unpolluted environment.

Congress for the New Urbanism  

The European Cyclists' Federation is the world's largest bicycle advocacy organisation with 33 sub-groups in 22 countries.

Light Rail , in cooperation with the Dutch magazine Blauwe Kamer, offers the Light Rail Atlas, a comprehensive source of information about tram systems around the world.

"Urban Ecology, Innovations in Housing Policy and the Future of Cities: Towards Sustainability in Neighbourhood Communities." Jan Scheurer's PhD Thesis.

"Without a Car in the World" Jane Holtz Kay in the New Colonist

"Expansion Induces Traffic" , a page at the Sierra Club about induced traffic.

Bremen: Urban district planning without cars

External Costs Damages arising from electricity and transport (PDF!)

America's Autos On Welfare Summary of Subsidies

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center image library.

Costs of Sprawl report from the Sierra Club.

B.E.S.T. helps solve pollution, climate change, traffic congestion, and urban sprawl problems.

Highway and Sprawlbusters at the Sierra Club - a page about reining in cars and limiting sprawl.

Light Rail Transit Association provides a host of useful information about Light Rail Vehicles (LRV)/trams/streetcars/trolleys or whatever people are calling them this week.

"Coming Around Again" - an article about the resurgence of streetcars (trams)

Light Rail Now contains a useful collection of data for those marshalling arguments in favor of light rail and against bus systems.

Light Rail Atlas - Holland's Light Rail-pages for a world audience.

The Electric Tbus Group supports the use of electric trolley buses in London.

The International Lightrail Network provides information on light rail systems from a northern European perspective

The North American Light Rail Information Site provides information on the North American Light Rail industry and to assist in the growth, advancement, development, and expansion of the North American light rail industry and its employees

Pedestrian Streets in New Colonist

The Preservation Institute includes links to transportation and development politics on the Web. Listed are groups working to limit the automobile, stop urban sprawl, and build ecologically sound cities.

Surface Transportation Policy Project ("Transact") works to promote a "diversified transportation system." They also publish the Mean Streets report annually.

Railway Technology : The Website for the Railway Industry. Exhaustive and excellent source of data on railroading.

"The Real Revolutionaries" Richard Risemberg in the New Colonist on rebels... and their cars.

Living Streets covers all aspects of pedestrian welfare

Driven to Spend - a report on the costs of sprawl

POLIS is an association of European cities and regions working together on transport and environmental issues, in particular via innovative technologies, policies and funding systems.

Bus Rapid Transit site at the Federal Transit Administration

The Social Ideology of the Motorcar by André Gortz (1973!).

Bicycle Transportation Alliance promotes bicycling for safer streets, cleaner air, and energy independence.

Transportation and City Design Land use and housing politics in San Francisco. History and politics of rail transit in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Earth Carfree Days Collaborative (19 April 2001).

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition promotes the bike for everyday transportation.

PEZEE The movement for the protection of pedestrian rights in Athens

"Methadone for Road Hogs" Richard Risemberg in the New Colonist on Zero Emission Vehilces... and why they don't help.

Freesources from World Carfree Network

America WALKs is a non-profit national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our mission is to foster the development of community-based pedestrian advocacy groups and to educate the public about the benefits of walking.

Walkable Communities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized to help communities of whatever size to become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.

International Bike Fund promotes sustainable transport and international understanding

Richard Register on electric cars.

Transportation Alternatives is a member-supported New York City-area citizens' group working for better bicycling, walking and public transit, and fewer cars.

Cars, Culture, Concrete, and Convenience at the Living Room

Sustainable Urban Transport Project aims to help cities meet this challenge and achieve their sustainable transport goals, through the dissemination of information about international experience and targeted work with particular cities.

Chainguard - bicycle advocacy on line.

Walk21 exists to champion the development of healthy sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk

Swede Track makes innovative proposals for automated overhead people movers.

he New Mobility Agenda from Ecoplan

Sprawl Kills is an indictment of US sprawl development.

Mike's Rail Photos and other rail information (mainly streetcars)

What is Road Safety? A look at statistical methods and manipulations regarding safety.

Parry People Movers is developing innovative wireless light-rail vehicles

TramTrain: The 2nd Generation: New Criteria for the "Ideal TramTrain City" public transport around the world

On the Road to Sustainability Transport and Carfree Living in Freiburg (PDF)

Comprehensive Evaluation of Rail Transit Benefits from VTPI

Terrorism, Transit and Public Safety from VTPI

Bogotá designs transportation for people, not cars and is becoming a world leader in improving quality of life at low cost.

TranStats The Intermodal Transportation Database

Ulrich Nehls - Musik, Autos, Verkehr und Öl

SUVs Should Be Driven Into a Truck Lane Big guys on the right, little guys on the left. It has a nice ring, doesn't it? (LA Times article)

Measuring the Success of Transit-Oriented Development : Retail Market Dynamics and Other Key Determinants. Discussion of TOD and transit effects; possibly biased.

Research & Degrowth is an academic association dedicated to research, training, awareness raising and events organization around degrowth.

Michigan Land Use Institute published an article on government support for sprawl, which was by no means the inevitable consequence of rising personal incomes.

EcoIQ offers resources for planning the built environment, natural resource conservation and protection, and building sustainable communities.

DENZELDRIVE Carsharing (Austria) General description of Carsharing Locations all over Austria Partners in public traffic and motorized traffic (e.g. car rental)

Austin Analytics is a UK-based public transport specialist, focusing on policy analysis, including economic, financial, and statistical analysis.

Innovative Transportation Technologies provides information on automated peoplemovers, automated freight systems, automated guided vehicles, Combi-Road transportation, dual-mode trucks, pipeline freight transportation, and underground tube freight.

Metro Bits some aspects of the world's subway systems

Travel on ELTIS (the European Local Transport Information Service).

Velo Mondial is a global bike site that includes the Amsterdam Declaration on the rights of cyclists.

CicloVía Málaga is a research project launched by the Society of CicloVía Málaga Young Geographers. It examines the bicycle as a transportation alternative in the city of Málaga (Spanish).

Moving the Economy promotes sustainable transport and inventories 150 case studies in which sustainable transport yielded measured economic benefits.

Organic Engines - Recumbent Bicycle and Tricycle Builder Maker of recumbent bicycles and tricycles, including a cargo trike that can enable car free living by providing a healthy and reliable transportation alternative.

Central London Partnership is a public and private sector partnership which takes action to make central London a better place to live, work, invest, and visit.

Auto-Free Orange County is an Orange County, California volunteer organization helping people develop less car-dependent lifestyles and more pedestrian-friendly communities.

Car-Free France (portal site)

Andy Likuski urban design and modeling software

The Thunderhead Alliance is a coalition of state and local bicycle advocacy groups.

Livability Soultions is a coalition for putting priorities into action. We work with communities on livability, sustainability, placemaking, and smart growth.

Cloverleaf city: it would be better for all of us if there were fewer cars on the road

Streetcar Philadelphia is an informal photo essay showing Philadelphia's streetcar system twenty years ago, and today.

Village Technology has proposed the SMARTram, an interesting approach to providing local transit in downtown areas.

Parry People Movers supplies light tramway systems for smaller towns, and light rail vehicles for use on regional railways. They have developed an off-wire tram technology.

The Greenway is working to provide a safe, clean, aesthetic, and enjoyable place for people of all ages to ride a bicycle all year round.

Self-Propelled City is working on a self-propelled future for urban environments.

Public Spaces How They Humanize Cities [PDF]

Free Public Transit: Everyone benefits - everyone pays

Bicycle City An eco-friendly place to live, work, and play

Cycling in the Netherlands from the Dutch government (PDF)

BikeAthens (Georgia) is dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation solutions for the Classic City.

Kevin Karplus maintains a large list of useful transportation, bicycle, and urban planning links.

Twelve Anti-Transit Myths: A Conservative Critique [PDF]

Carfree American promotes healthy bodies and minds, environment, and communities.

Walk + Roll Cleveland encourages people to walk and bicycle in their daily lives.

RailFind UK railway website directory

Portal Ecológico do GAIA está temporáriamente offline por motivos de segurança cibernáutica.

Cities of the Future takes a glimpse at cities 100 years into the future.

Green and smart is the idea that public transport and walking are viable and sustainable modes of transport, and the lack of information is a significant impediment.

World Bank Group Urban Transport Strategy Review. "Urban sprawl is likely to increase to the detriment of public transport, reducing accessibility and services for the poor. The World Bank's Urban Transport Strategy Review will prepare for this challenge."

Greenways Travel Club in the Czech Republic

World Carshare Consortium was set up under The Commons in early 1998 as a free, cooperative international information sharing and communications program in support of carsharing projects worldwide.

TrafficLinq traffic and transportation start page.

EEVL is the UK Gateway to quality reviewed engineering resources on the Internet.

Bicycle Civil Liberties Union The Bicycle Civil Liberties Union (BCLU) champions equal treatment for those who do not drive, especially bicyclists and pedestrians.

EBBC (the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) is a San Francisco Bay Area organization promoting bicycling as an everyday means of transportation. The site includes a list of upcoming events in the Bay Area and back issues of RideOn, the organization's newsletter.

National BRT Institute facilitates the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service

Active Living Leadership supports government leaders as they create and promote policies, programs and places that enable active living to improve the health, well-being and vitality of communities.

Vermont Rail Advocacy Network works to restore rail service in Vermont

The Carfree Database contains data of the carfree communting behavior and car ownership rates for all communities in the United States

CarFree Walks Walking in the UK without a car offers information about public transport worldwide is a rail site.

Busgurrrl's Guide to Carfree Living

The Participatory City Innovations in the European Union (including a brief history of the carfree movement) links drivers and passengers together online. is the UK's largest car sharing scheme, designed to help local authorities, businesses, schools, hospitals, and individuals integrate public and private transport.

People Power bicycle advocacy for santa cruz county

European Greenways Association Sustaining the future on the past

Velomobile information

Bicycle Transportation Systems proposes indoor, wind-assisted cycling.

Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities from the Preservation Institute

PedNet - pedestrians and cyclists in Columbia, Missouri

Win-Win Transportation Solutions Cooperation for Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits from VTPI

Levego is Hungary's Clean Air Action Group

2 get there mobility solutions

Transportation for a Livable City works to create more livable neighborhoods, where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips, and where housing is more plentiful and more affordable.

Yuba Pride affordable mobility

Main Street Pedicab is a builder of modern pedicabs.

Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition is the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition. Our mission is to make Berkeley a more bicycle-friendly city

New Means to PROMote Pedestrian Traffic in Cities from the EU [PDF!]

22 September in Switzerland

Afriwheels is trying to bring bikes to Africa

Win-Win Emission Reduction Strategies Smart Transportation Strategies Can Achieve Emission Reduction Targets And Provide Other Important Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits from VTPI

Suggest additions to this list of sources.

Return to Link Home Page
Go to Print Resources

Return to
About the book: Carfree Cities

Return to
Copyright ©1997-2002 J.Crawford