Answered: What’s Next for Carfree Times?

Carfree times - cover photo Issue 89 march 2018

Carfree Times #89, 19 March 2018 is now on line at

This issue contains the usual News Bits, but the focus is now exclusively on carfree cities (broadly interpreted), a change supported by nearly all correspondents.

This issue also includes a photo essay by Robin Bassett on Fes-al-Bali, Morocco.

 – J.H. Crawford.

My thanks to the dozens of people who answered my request for a little feedback on Carfree Times. Most of the responses were a good deal longer than just a sentence, and this has given me a good sense of how people use it and that it’s still important to them. This was in no way a statistically-valid study, but that doesn’t matter.

In fact, all of the respondents encouraged me to carry on with publication. There was general but not quite universal support for sticking to the core issue of carfree cities and letting other media handle the rest. A lot of people specifically mentioned how much they enjoyed the Photo Essays that have run in almost every issue for some time now, so I’ll try to keep them coming. (See the adjacent Photo Essay on Fes in Morocco by Robin Bassett.)

I have updated the Home page and the Carfree Times index page somewhat to reflect changes in technology and prevailing taste in web site design. If you have any problems with the new design, please do advise.

In any case, here’s the next issue. I hope there will be many more to follow.

The Books

Carfree Cities and Carfree Design Manual are widely available from booksellers in Europe and North America.

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About Carfree Times

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The next issue of Carfree Times is scheduled for June 2018.

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About the author:

J.H. Crawford was born and raised in North America. As a youth, he traveled by train and bicycle through a Europe still relatively free of cars. He later traveled and lived in Europe and Asia. His university education was in the liberal arts followed by a masters in social work. He has published two books on carfree cities.

His first exploration of the carfree cities concept came while he consulted with real estate developers in coastal South Carolina, where carfree areas had become the most valuable locations. It was then that he discovered Christopher Alexander’s _A Pattern Language_, a work that provided the theoretical basis for understanding the popularity of carfree areas.

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About the editor (World Streets):

Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | | #fekbritton | | and | Contact: | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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One thought on “Answered: What’s Next for Carfree Times?

  1. We would like to contribute a sound and drawing piece about car free living for Facebook or social media distribution. It would portray a bike and pedestrian sound vs the freeway. Jennifer and Ross


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