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Straphanger.blog is an independent publication launched in February 2023 by Taras Grescoe.

I'm the author of Straphanger: Saving Ourselves and Our Cities from the Automobile, a book about my adventures in fourteen different cities around the world, looking at the best, and worst, in urban transportation systems.

I'll be posting here about sustainable mobility, transit, motordom, cities, and alternatives to the car.

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