I just read an interesting article at Scientific American about the link between suburban sprawl and being overweight.
I posted about social isolation and the car earlier this month, and was surprised to stumble across yet another point of contention with the car. Ultimately, it ties into my general premise that the car is a commodity on which our society has become too dependent. We can't live without them; yet, they shape our lives in indescribable and subtle ways.
I need to become a better bicyclist!