User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
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Protestors Hold Candlelight Vigil For Hawaii's Solar Industry 29.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As the sun set over downtown Honolulu on Monday, mourners gathered for an intimate candlelight vigil. The group -- concerned residents mingled with members of Hawaii's Sierra Club -- sang songs and passed around a "Get Well Soon" card as a single solar panel lay on a stretcher, "hooked up" to life support. Behind them stood the offices of the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the largest utility supplier in the state. The demonstrators were mourning solar power. Once heralded as a shining model for the rest of the country, Hawaii's solar industry has stalled because of HECO's strict regulations on installations, the protestors said. " We have a solar panel on a stretcher ... to represent how the industry is doing," Sierra Club member Caitlin Pomerantz told local news outlet KITV. "We know that solar has been struggling." One protestor, Will Walker, said he installed solar panels on his roof eight months ago. According to KITV, he " was told that HECO was looking into hooking them to the energy grid ," ...
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Lose weight fast with the transit diet 20.8.2014 TreeHugger
A new study finds that people who get out of their cars lose an average of seven pounds.
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Is Bike Sharing Really Climate Friendly? It's Complicated. 20.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. In Oklahoma, where modern bike sharing began, they’re called Tulsa Townies . In New York, they’re CitiBikes . In Denver, bike sharing is called B-Cycle . In Washington, D.C., the program is Capital Bikeshare . These brightly colored bikes and their riders, often seen braving a gauntlet of impatient taxis, city buses and delivery trucks in dense urban areas, are nearly ubiquitous in these cities, granting commuters the freedom to leave their cars behind and get to their destination on their own schedule without having to walk far or take a bus or train. Though bike sharing in other forms has been around for decades, automated electronic bike sharing systems are a recent invention, and they're spreading quickly through the country's biggest cities. New York's CitiBike program, which began in May 2013, counted 8.7 million riders in its first year. Several things are nearly certain about these modern bike-sharing programs and the more than 25 others across ...
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A New Vision to Fix the Tragedy No One Ever Thinks About 19.8.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Mayor de Blasio's family promotes municipal composting 19.8.2014 TreeHugger
New York's First Family raves about the ease of organics recycling in a new video.
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Family of four to attempt breaking the World Record for longest electric bicycle journey 13.8.2014 TreeHugger
This couple is bringing their two young children on a 6000 mile electric bike tour this fall, promoting sustainable transportation and a healthier lifestyle, and filming a full-length documentary about their experiences along the way.
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The tiniest of tiny houses is built on a tricycle 12.8.2014 TreeHugger
Designed with the homeless in mind, the Housetrike could also be the perfect vehicle for the urban nomad.
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Why we REALLY need protected bike lanes in the countryside 11.8.2014 TreeHugger
Cities aren't the only places where bike infrastructure matters. In fact, it may matter more in the country.
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Why I hated driving in Helsinki (and love the city because of it) 7.8.2014 TreeHugger
Helsinki's plans to make car ownership obsolete. So what's it like to drive there?
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Taming the Wilderness 5.8.2014 Orion Magazine Articles
When the call of the wild is made to answer to the pressures of civilization.
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Danish Tourists say Canada needs parks, not parking lots, start media firestorm 5.8.2014 TreeHugger
They are horrified by the car culture, the air quality and the lack of bike infrastructure. Canadians are not amused.
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Why governments should invest in car sharing 30.7.2014 TreeHugger
The UK government is expanding its support for car sharing. That's a very good thing.
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10 ways to reduce (or reverse) your car's carbon skidmark 30.7.2014 TreeHugger
Cars spit out tons of pollution. Luckily there are many ways to reduce your emissions - we've summarized the top tips for you.
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NYC's Bike Sharing: The de Blasio Administration's First Expansion of the City's Sustainability Agenda 28.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Bike sharing in New York City has had a promising yet problematic start, but there is little question that it is a program worth keeping and expanding. It is clear that the de Blasio administration agrees and, in one of their first efforts to expand the former mayor Bloomberg's sustainability agenda, are about to double the size of the city's bike sharing program. Bloomberg's legacy complicates de Blasio's task. As Matt Flegenheimer observed in a NY Times piece on Citi Bike, "Mr. Bloomberg's successor, Bill de Blasio, has been confronted with a... consequential choice: how aggressively to embrace -- and reimagine -- a program that remains inextricably linked to the last administration." His answer, fittingly enough, is to expand the program in the city's outer boroughs. Last week, the Wall Street Journal 's Andrew Tangel reported on a potential investment in New York's Citi Bike program by REQX Ventures, an affiliate of New York City and global real estate giant Related Companies, and Equinox Fitness. ...
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How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact 23.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

A humble $2,000 internal grant program has been yielding significant dividends in employee engagement and workspace sustainability practices.

How PECI engages employees on small projects for big impact
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How Bogota creates social equality through sustainable transit 21.7.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Colombia's capital has spent over 15 years improving bus transportation and bike and pedestrian paths. Voters love the car-free days.

How Bogota creates social equality through sustainable transit
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How Bicycling Improves City Life for Everyone 18.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. "Over the past five years we're seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate more users -- busways, public plazas, space for pedestrians and, of course, bike lanes," says David Vega-Barachowitz of the National Association of City Transportation Officials . "More protected bike lanes is one of the most important parts of this." Protected bike lanes separate people on bikes from rushing traffic with concrete curbs, plastic bollards or other means -- and sometimes offer additional safety measures such as special bike traffic lights and painted crossings at intersections. Protected bike lanes help riders feel less exposed to danger and are also appreciated by drivers and pedestrians, who know where to expect bicycles. Streets work better for everyone when everyone has a clearly defined space. The ...
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Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike 16.7.2014 TreeHugger
Whole Foods Third & 3rd partners with Peoples Cargo to develop a custom cargo bike with cooler and electric assist.
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Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the US Be Next? 15.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike 10.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Biking along the green lanes in downtown Vancouver, B.C. early May 2013. (Photo: flickr / cc/ Gary Howe)You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.

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