Carbon Trace – A Great Blog on Utility Cycling

Analyzing my logs I noticed that Andrew Cline’s Carbon Trace blog directed traffic our way. Very impressive collection of posts, links, etc. about “getting around under my own power in Springfield, Mo.” He’s been at it for a number of years, writing about etiquette, getting to school and such. His “1-mile solution” is brilliant:

The idea is simple: Find your home on a map. Draw a circle with a 1-mile radius around your home. Try to replace one car trip per week within that circle by riding a bicycle or walking. At an easy riding pace you can travel one mile on a bicycle in about seven minutes. Walking takes about 20 minutes at an easy pace.

I’m going to try it.