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Bayview Village Overview (PDF document, 38 pages, 279 kb)

How you can help (PDF document, 14 pages, 140 kb) HAPA's market research and make Bayview Village a reality.

HAPA Form Based Codes (PowerPoint Presentation, 23MB)

For the World Carfree Network go to

For CarFree City USA go to

For the Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED), the UK's largest carbon-neutral eco-community, go to and

For excellent reports on European carfree projects, go to Jan Scheurer, Urban Ecology, Innovations in Housing Policy and the Future of Cities: Towards Sustainability in Neighbourhood Communities especially chapters 16 and 17, and to his Carfree Housing in European Cities - A Survey of Sustainable Residential Development Projects at

On left click on Publications, scroll down to Sustainability & Cities and you'll see links to these reports. Of these, I think Vauban is the most impressive.

Article on Zip Car

Terry Tamminen, Lives Per Gallon, The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction, Island Press, 2006

Chris Balish, How to Live Well Without a Car, Ten Speed Press, 2006, $12.95, 216 pages Reviewed by Brian Smith, In Brief, Earthjustice, Winter 2006-07:
Chris Balish, - - - a television journalist and former owner of a large and expensive SUV, decided to ditch his behemoth, get into shape, and protect the environment all at the same time. This personal finance/self-help book tells the story of his transformation and what he learned in the process of going car-free. Imagine an extra $8,410 in your pocket every year. (That's what the average American spends on owning a car.) Balish's tome is a how-to book for people seeking a less stressful and more financially secure lifestyle. He isn't against driving the occasional rental car or joining a local car-sharing club. But his argument for bikes, transit, and a car-free lifestyle is convincing and, in practice, very doable. (Full disclosure: This reviewer's been car-free for five years now and can vouch that Balish reveals all the best-kept secrets of the car-free leisure class.)

For an interesting article on car-sharing go to