My Latest Project -- Hometown Holdouts, A Food Journalism Series For Forbes
I'd like to let you know about my new project. This time, it's not a Kickstarter, and I'm not asking you to donate, just to enjoy some food... Read more
Presenting: The Curbing Cars Podcast, Episode 1
This year, thanks to generous funding from one of our backers, Curbing Cars took on its first summer intern. He's something of a ringer.
Mark Remillard is a full-time reporter... Read more
The Curbing Cars EBook Is Published!
I'm delighted to share the news that our Kickstarter-funded eBook is published! Curbing Cars: America's Independence From The Auto Industry is the latest offering in Forbes' Signature Series of eBooks. ... Read more
The Curbing Cars EBook Is Done! Publication Date: April 15
Just sharing the happy news that the manuscript for the Curbing Cars eBook is finished. I've submitted it to my editor at Forbes, and I can tell you... Read more
Happy New Year! How Will You Get Around In 2014?
Happy New Year from the Curbing Cars team! A lot of people make New Year's resolutions, so we decided to ask Curbing Cars readers whether they have any transportation resolutions.... Read more
Help A Curbing Cars Reader Decide Whether It's Time To Go Car Free
Over the past six months, Curbing Cars has featured stories of people who are getting along without their cars, or who have changed their transportation mix.
Anne, a... Read more
Curbing Cars Hires Its First Intern
We're delighted to announce that Matthew Varcak, a senior at Central Michigan University, is the first Curbing Cars intern. Over the next few months, Matt will be producing multi-media packages... Read more
"It's not a car culture any more. It's a phone culture."
Along with the cover story in Columbia Journalism Reviewabout Curbing Cars, the editors of CJR also weighed in about changing attitudes towards automobiles. Afterwards, a commenter nailed it. Here's... Read more
Curbing Cars, As Seen On The Cover Of CJR
I'm honored to share the news that Curbing Cars is the cover story in the new edition of the Columbia Journalism Review. CJR asked me to write... Read more
The Last Few Hours....
We have half a day left on our Kickstarter. I'll be ready for a fine beverage when it's over!
As I write this, we're at $10,404. That's a really nice... Read more
Now We Get To Work, With Your Help
Our backer Greg Kagay phoned this afternoon on the road to Amarillo, Texas, to congratulate us on putting the Kickstarter over the top. Greg is an avid cyclist, and is... Read more
Success! And Now, The Real Work Begins
We made it. Curbing Cars passed its Kickstarter goal at 10:17 pm ET Friday. Thank you to all our backers -- especially Benet Wilson, who started us off, and Phil... Read more
So Close We Can See In The Windows!
New Yorkers from an older generation might have some dim memories of the Third Avenue Subway. Yes, Third Avenue, not the Second Avenue line that's under construction.
It was an... Read more
A Respected Journalism Professor Joins Our Advisory Board
Earlier this week, my New York Times colleague Claudia Payne joined the Curbing Cars project as our senior editor and the first member of our advisory board.
Now, I'm delighted... Read more
With A LOT Of Help From Our Friends
If you look on the front page of Jalopnik.com today, you'll see my pitch for Curbing Cars. Matt Hardigree, Jalopnik's editor, was one of our first backers, and he's given... Read more
From The New York Times To The Curbing Cars Team
I'm thrilled to let you know that Claudia Payne, a veteran journalist with more than 30 years experience at The New York Times, is joining the Curbing Cars journalism... Read more
Exactly What We're All About
Rick Haglund is one of the smartest and most respected business journalists in Michigan. This morning, he wrote his weekly column about Curbing Cars, and sums up exactly what we're... Read more
Five Stories That Curbing Cars Is Telling
I had a long chat this week with an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review. He's long been interested in public transportation, but he's also been frustrated that newspapers and... Read more
"Driving Light" And Some Tasty Backers
Curbing Cars is getting some terrific attention. This week, I spoke with Anthony Brooks on Radio Boston, the daily talk show on WBUR (also home to NPR's Here and Now,... Read more
As Seen In The New York Times
Last week, NPR's Here and Now. This week, The New York Times.
Curbing Cars is mentioned in a Wheels story about the decline in driving, which has been going on... Read more
New $100 Reward: A Printed Copy Of The Ebook
We've had people ask us, "Can I get a printed copy?" And we've decided the answer is, "yes."
The whole concept of an ebook is to get something in peoples'... Read more
As Heard On NPR! Now, Be Our NPR
Here and Now is one of NPR's spotlight news shows, along with Morning Edition and All Things Considered. This past week, I spoke to Jeremy Hobson about why people are... Read more
Paris, Bike Sharing And Curbing Cars!
Did you know that a Velib bike is checked out in Paris every second? Or that Paris has one bike sharing bike for every 97 Parisians -- versus one for... Read more
Our fabulous 35!
We are up to 35 backers, or as I think of you, the fabulous 35. Thank you. As of this evening, we've raised one-quarter of our goal, with three weeks... Read more
What Got Curbing Cars Started?
One of my favorite New York Times editors, Claudia Payne, is among our newest backers. You can give her the credit for kick starting Curbing Cars.
Claudia assigned me the... Read more
An Endorsement From Richard Florida, Author Of The Rise Of The Creative Class
Richard Florida is one of the world's leading experts on urban trends and demographics. His book, The Rise of the Creative Class, opened peoples' eyes to the importance of retaining... Read more
Off To A Great Start! Plus, New Rewards
Rick and I are thrilled at the immediate response to Curbing Cars. We're grateful to our early donors, and we hope you're spreading the word about the project.
Here's a... Read more