User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
Last updated: Feb 10 2016 04:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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New study of separated bike lanes shows that if you build it, they will come 9.2.2016 TreeHugger
Installation of safe, separated bike infrastructure actually got people out of their cars.
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Dude Making a Difference (Book Review) 9.2.2016 TreeHugger
How far would you go to make a difference in the future of the planet? Rob Greenfield is a bit of an outlier, but his journeys offer plenty of food for thought for the rest of us.
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7 Ways To Spend The Money From Obama's Proposed Oil Tax 6.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama is set to propose a $10-per-barrel  oil tax  to fund green transportation projects. Under this bold plan, which will be part of the 2017 budget request sent to Congress on Tuesday, the government would raise an estimated $32 billion  from oil companies to improve infrastructure systems across the country and invest in research and development for low-carbon technologies. While the proposal is unlikely to receive Congressional approval, there are a number of environmentally savvy projects the government could subsidize with money raised from such an oil tax. Here are seven of them: 1. Bike lanes -- to reduce cars on the road Bike lanes are an  environmentally friendly  and cost-efficient  transportation investment. Obama could allot funds to cities to build new lanes, and get commuters out of carbon-dioxide emitting cars and onto two-wheelers. 2. Self-driving cars -- for fuel-efficiency Autonomous vehicles will likely be  more fuel-efficient than cars on the road today. Obama will propose ...
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Solar shipping container charges & stores electric cargo bikes for zero emissions deliveries - Treehugger 5.2.2016 cargo - Google News
Solar shipping container charges & stores electric cargo bikes for zero emissions deliveries Treehugger In this case, the EVs are electric cargo motorcycles with a 450 lb (204 kg) capacity and a 50 mile (80.4 km) range, and the box they come in is a modified shipping container that serves as their storage facility and solar-powered charging station ...
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Smart Dutch underpass design accommodates both pedestrians & cyclists 30.1.2016 TreeHugger
Here's a great example of how to encourage a walkable, bike-able city: build infrastructure that caters to both.
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Make every bike lane a protected bike lane, says Portland 30.1.2016 TreeHugger
Premier bike city Portland has fallen behind in bike amenities of late. Now there's a push for zero road deaths and protected bike lanes could help.
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Disruptions Are Needed to Achieve a Sustainable Future 30.1.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Bus rapid transit (BRT) in Bogota, Colombia / Scania.com "The Paris climate agreement didn't create the commitments we need to limit global warming to a 2 degree Celsius increase," said Laura Tuck, vice president for sustainable development at the World Bank at Transforming Transportation , a conference in Washington, D.C. "But it was an awesome achievement. All 190 countries -- everybody -- are in." All countries are now focused on how to achieve a net-zero carbon world by 2050. For Andrew Steer, president of the World Resource Institute (WRI), the success of the Paris climate meeting, and the long-term movement towards the ambitious 2050 goals, signifies the "renaissance of moral imperative around the world." Tuck and Steer called for undertaking "disruptive approaches" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from the transportation sector, which accounts for the second largest share of energy-related emissions. On the goods side, this involves shifting freight transportation from roads to rails and ...
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Another way to get around New York City: on a snowboard 25.1.2016 TreeHugger
Casey Neistat is at it again; why are we not surprised.
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This $500 bamboo bicycle could be a key to reliable, affordable, and sustainable transportation 25.1.2016 TreeHugger
With a higher tensile strength than steel, a lighter weight than aluminum, and four times the shock absorbency of carbon fiber, bamboo is a low-cost, low-carbon bike frame material.
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What A Mostly Black Hockey Club For Kids Tells Us About The Sport's Future 22.1.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Neal Henderson couldn’t find a place to teach his son to play hockey. A native of St. Croix who fell in love with the sport while growing up in Canada, he relocated to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., early in the 1970s, when the city didn’t have a public hockey rink. So the former minor leaguer resorted to a makeshift setup in his driveway. Before long, boys from around the neighborhood joined in. They were an odd crew then. The NHL was still lily-white. Henderson, who is black, was teaching the sport to a mixture of young African-Americans, Latinos, Africans, and Indians. One day in 1976, Henderson’s son came to his father with a question. “Dad, why don’t you start a hockey team?” he asked. As it happened, D.C. had built a new hockey rink on southeast side of the Anacostia River, in a neighborhood that has views of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument. So Henderson founded the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club. He wasn’t aiming to teach young people of color to play the sport. But in the Fort Dupont ...
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It's a tricycle, it's an EV, it's another solar-electric velomobile! 19.1.2016 TreeHugger
The fully-enclosed evovelo mö promises to 'combine conventional car comfort with the benefits of a bicycle.'
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In praise of slow cycling 11.1.2016 TreeHugger
Chris and Melissa Bruntlett make a good point about how to recognize a mature bike culture.
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Germany's Superhighway for Bikes Offers Hope for 'Transformative' Transportation 7.1.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Andrea Germanos, staff writer

While the United States closed 2015 with a record high number of auto sales, Germany offered a potentially "transformative" transportation alternative by opening a stretch of a highway for bikes that is slated to take tens of thousands of cars off the road every day.

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Agenda 21 is dead, but its legacy is still killing transit 6.1.2016 TreeHugger
Not to mention bike lanes, higher density housing, and bird sanctuaries.
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Milan Is Suffocating: Banning Cars for a Few Days Won't Save It 30.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The metropolitan city of Milan, Italy is suffocating, coughing, and suffering a full-blown asthmatic crisis. The data is certifiable . Particulate Matter 10 (PM10) levels have surpassed the limit for more than 30 days straight. Air pollution is responsible for thousands of deaths each year in Italy. This data is available on the Italian Health Ministry's website (not on extremist Green Ecologist blogs). Naturally, simply banning traffic is no longer enough. The city needs an overall change in strategy; a radical ecological conversion that will involve the city of Milan and all the other municipalities in its metropolitan area. "What pill of ecological conversion could we synthesize and administer to our sick patient, Milan?" First of all, we need resources to change transportation methods, resources that are currently being reserved for large, extravagant public works that are at once useless and damaging, destined for private, tire-born transportation. The alternative projects already exist. In some ...
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Bikes vs Cars: How did it come to this? 24.12.2015 TreeHugger
Fredrik Gertten's film shows how bikes can be a big part of the solution to climate and congestion, if only anyone would let them
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Real estate development tip: Follow the fixies 24.12.2015 TreeHugger
Because the bike has become an indicator of where the cool kids are.
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A small shift to cycling could make a big difference in CO2 23.12.2015 TreeHugger
This is just about a definition of low hanging fruit; investing in bikes is about the cheapest thing we can do.
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Ford investing $4.5 billion to bring electrification to 40% of its vehicles by 2020 12.12.2015 TreeHugger
The Blue Oval is starting to get more serious about cleaner transportation, with a commitment of investing billions to bring 13 new electrified vehicles to its portfolio by 2020.
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Nordic Solutions: Cities Between a Rock and a Hard Place 10.12.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In the future, Copenhageners will be able to get through the cold winter months with heat from giant heat pumps as well as geothermal energy. Today, the Danish capital gets 98 percent of its heat from district heating - a source of heat that is already 53 percent carbon-neutral. However, to make the transition to a completely carbon neutral energy system, the city will need to employ interim technologies - like biomass in Copenhagen's case. Copenhagen and cities around the world are currently between the proverbial rock and a hard place: If they do nothing to curb their GHG-emissions, increasing global temperatures will have dire consequences for the economy and their inhabitants. On the other hand, decision-makers are understandably cautious, as many of the technologies needed to replace our present fossil-dependent energy systems have higher capital costs, although operating costs are lower. Furthermore, national legislation and subsidies often stifle innovation, and law-makers seem slow to realize ...
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