Contribute To Curbing Cars

Curbing Cars is telling stories of how people are rethinking the way they get around. And who better to tell those stories than you?

We offer these opportunities for you to write original content for us. Send your ideas to All submissions should be 500 words or less. We welcome photos and video to which you have publication rights. Include a phone number in case we have questions.

Please note: all Curbing Cars material must be written specifically for us. We do not re-purpose articles you have already written.  We do not accept sponsored content. We also do not pay for content.

Before you pitch us a story, read the Columbia Journalism Review cover story about us. Also,  take a look at our site so that you don’t duplicate a story we’ve already written.

Here are the categories where you can write for us.

My Transportation Diary. How do you use transportation each week? Keep some notes on your daily use of your car, bike, public transit, and your own two feet. Write them up, and put “My Transportation Diary” in the subject line.

We’ll regularly post the best versions of My Transportation Diary here on the site, and we’ll be compiling your data for the Curbing Cars ebook. Read the latest episodes of My Transportation Diary here.

Bike Share Review. Have you tried out Bixi in Montreal, Citi Bike in New York, Divvy Bikes in Chicago, or Bay Area Bike Share? Is there a bike share system on your campus? We’d like to get your Bike Share Review.

Put “Bike Share Review” in the subject line and tell us where you rode, how much you spent, whether you’ve become a member, what you thought of the bike, and any general impressions. We’ll run the best ones on and include some in the ebook. Read some Bike Share Reviews here.

My View. Curbing Cars welcomes essays on transportation topics. We cannot accept essays about political candidates, or anything your organization is selling, such as goods or services. Put “My View” in the subject line.

Send your pitches, ideas and questions to

Again remember: we can’t pay. But we’d like to hear from you.