This poster from the city of Muenster, Germany provides as compelling an argument as I've seen for mass transit and bicycle transit. Our vehicle dependent culture requires easy energy to manufacture and drive them and easy square footage to stow them away while we're not using them. As energy and space are less and less easy to come by we'll figure out in practice what is so obviously pictured above. h/t Richard Florida.
The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at email@example.com