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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
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Isn't it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto's streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl Michael Black After John Sweeney's death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver's poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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Isn’t it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto’s streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl and Michael Black After John Sweeney’s death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver’s poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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Reimagining the urban form: What Austin’s community mobility hub means for cities 29.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, cut obesity and enhance respiratory health, consider transportation services.
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Uber is expanding and rebranding — is that a good thing? 11.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As the ridehailing giant enters the multimodal market, will it maintain protections for consumers?
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10 questions for Lime's head of sustainability, Andrew Savage 20.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The former solar executive talks about how Lime scooters can help cities reduce carbon emissions, cut congestion and provide better access to transportation.
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You say you want a revolution: How changing mobility will make new cities 13.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
As infrastructure weathers and tech disrupts traditional transportation, we need a transition.
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What micro-mobility services really need 11.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
To meet climate goals, the transportation sector is focused on EVs and biofuels — but that actually misses the point.
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What micro-mobility really needs 11.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
To meet climate goals, the transportation sector is focused on EVs and biofuels — but that actually misses the point.
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Safe, efficient self-driving cars could block walkable, livable communities 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Are two of our major environmental goals at odds?
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September 22 is World Car-Free Day 20.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson This Saturday September 22 is World Car-Free Day. That's a day when people in cities around the world opt to walk, cycle or take public transit rather than driving a car. In 2016, about 1,500 cities in 40 countries took part in the day. John Vidal writes in The Guardian, "This weekend, as part of World Car-Free Day, London will close 50 major streets to traffic, and Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow, Cardiff, Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool will also ban cars from parts of their city centres." The City of Ottawa does not appear to be officially marking the day, but Critical Mass cyclists will be self-organizing with this local event . Cars, trucks and buses fuelled by gasoline are a major contributor to air pollution. The U.S.-based Union of Concerned Scientists has noted: "Passenger vehicles are a major pollution contributor, producing significant amounts of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollution. In 2013, transportation contributed more than half of the carbon monoxide ...
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Global climate action, meet the bike industry — now, collaborate 11.9.2018 GreenBiz.com
Bicycles can make powerful progress along the path to reducing carbon pollution. But "unusual suspects" are missing an opportunity to work together.
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4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive 28.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.
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The limits of data-driven approaches to planning 14.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Sometimes the available quantitative data is too limited to enable us to see what’s really going on — and that can lead us to the wrong conclusions.
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Transport Weekly: The coming scooter crash 7.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Remember the early days of ride-sharing services? Here's where another new market could be rolling.
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Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers 3.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
As the electrification of rideables speeds ahead, there are still a few road bumps for public health and safety.
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Shocker! Cities are learning to evolve their transportation plans 25.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In the face of changing technology and markets, urban transportation departments are adapting.
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Transportation’s incredible shrinking infrastructure 6.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
And what Lyft's acquisition of Motivate means for the urban dockless bikes movement.
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Electric scooter networks charge up as Scoot drives into Barcelona 30.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
San Francisco’s home-grown e-scooter startup is headed over to moped-loving Spain.
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The smart city's blueprint for EV infrastructure 17.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
To EV or not to EV is not the question for a rising number of urban dwellers. This is: If you buy an electric vehicle, where could you charge it?
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The great democratization of transportation 17.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Open data is revolutionizing how innovators and cities manage the environmental and social effects of urban transit.
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