Moving differently

Our modern world was built on fossil fuels, and one of the biggest uses of those fuels is for transportation. As fossil fuels decline, the problem we face is not a lack of alternative technology — electric vehicles have been around as long as conventional cars, and just about everyone can walk or ride a bicycle. The problem is that for over sixty years we have built our transportation infrastructure and designed our communities to function almost exclusively with privately-owned gasoline-powered cars and diesel-powered trucks. This trillions of dollars worth of infrastructure would take many decades to retrofit for a world without cheap oil — decades we do not have.


Paving a smooth path of bike-friendliness with education

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Post Carbon Adviser Mia Birk has pedaled the uphill battle of bike-friendliness before. That's why she's helping to make the journey a smooth path for Charleston.

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    British Columbia, Canada

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