User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bicycles
Last updated: Apr 23 2014 16:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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5 ways biking is getting better in the U.S. (and one way it's not) 23.4.2014 TreeHugger
If your are passionate about bikes as transportation, you'll be happy to know biking is getting a little better, all the time.
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Flipping anti-bike arguments on their heads (+funny video) 21.4.2014 TreeHugger
More bikers take to Twitter to mock bike haters.
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Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Us Store And Use Solar Energy Even After The Sun Has Set 21.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have revealed a novel way to store solar energy in molecules that can be used as fuel to heat homes or used for cooking, reports The Atlantic . According to the researchers, the large-scale use of solar energy will require significant advances in storage technologies to meet the demands of an energy-hungry population. Other than liquid fuels, they say, existing energy-storage materials do not offer the necessary mix of high energy density, high stability, easy handling, transportability and low cost. But it looks like that could change with the use of "photoswitching" molecules. The molecules comprise a set of innovative materials that absorb energy, store it, and then release it when needed. “Some molecules, known as photoswitches, can assume either of two different shapes, as if they had a hinge in the middle,” said the MIT researchers. “Exposing them to sunlight causes them to absorb energy and jump from ...
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Ontario to build bike infrastructure with highways and bridges 15.4.2014 TreeHugger
It's about time that they realized that bikes need a little space too.
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New study looks at how the Agenda 21 conspiracy is poisoning public discussion about sustainability 14.4.2014 TreeHugger
The Southern Poverty Law Center says “It is time to call out Agenda 21conspiracy theories and the people spreading them.”
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RideScout app compares all the ways to get around the Bay Area 14.4.2014 TreeHugger
The app lists all public transportation, car and bike sharing options available for your route, in addition to walking or driving.
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World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities 10.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This blog post was co-written with Dario Hidalgo , director of research and practice for the World Resources Institute's EMBARQ center for sustainable transport. In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent, gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was a significant underlying factor. Many cities face increasing pressure. The urban population has increased five-fold since 1950. Vehicle ownership is on course to double by 2050 , while traffic accidents lead to 1.3 million deaths each year. Cities emit approximately 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. All of this is even more staggering when you consider that 1.5 billion people will move into cities in the next two decades, bringing the total to 5 billion worldwide. The reality is that well-designed cities can generate jobs, innovation, and economic growth for all. But when designed ...
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Citi Bike reveals how New Yorkers ride their bikes 9.4.2014 TreeHugger
New York's bike-share is seeing more than 40,000 miles traveled per day and close to 13 million cumulative miles since the program began!
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Citi Bike opens the kimono on how New Yorkers ride their bikes 9.4.2014 TreeHugger
New York's bike-share is seeing more than 40,000 miles traveled per day and close to 13 million cumulative miles since the program began!
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Meet the ELF: An American-built solar-powered trike 8.4.2014 TreeHugger
Rob Cotter used to build expensive sports cars. Now he makes vehicles that are much, much cooler.
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The Biken Banana Holder is the ultimate must-have cycling accessory 1.4.2014 TreeHugger
Someone had to solve this intractable problem for utility cycling to really go mainstream and for bicycle urbanism to take hold.
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Bixi is dead; Long live Bike Share Toronto 31.3.2014 TreeHugger
Toronto's troubled bike sharing system gets renamed, retooled, repriced.
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Biking can be just what the doctor ordered...literally 31.3.2014 TreeHugger
In Boston, battling obesity means getting people out on bikes. The most low-cost way for physicians to prescribe biking is through the new Hubway bike share system.
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Car-free living in the cold... and the heat 31.3.2014 TreeHugger
My article on living car-free for 10 years generated quite a bit of questions and commentary. Here's another follow-up with some of my answers and extra commentary.
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Car-free living answers & extra commentary (Part 1: car-free living with a partner & kids) 29.3.2014 TreeHugger
My article on living car-free for 10 years generated quite a bit of questions and commentary. So, here's a follow-up with some of my answers and extra commentary.
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Chainless electric bike folds up to fit under your desk, doesn't look dorky 25.3.2014 TreeHugger
For the aspiring bike commuter who wants a folding electric bike that doesn't look like a folding bike, JiveBike offers a solution.
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Number of Californians walking, biking or taking transit doubled since 2000 25.3.2014 TreeHugger
Recent statistics suggest a promising trend. But imagine what would happen if we actually got serious about promoting livable cities?
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Citi Bike is underwater and de Blasio refuses bailout 25.3.2014 TreeHugger
The blue bikes are in the red.
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The #1 factor that has allowed me to live car-free easily and pleasurably for 10 years 21.3.2014 TreeHugger
It's hard to believe that I've lived car-free for nearly 10 years straight. However, it's also hard to believe I ever thought owning a car was a good idea.
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Citi Bike, NYC's Bike-Sharing Program, Not Working Out As The Lefties Would Like 21.3.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Citi Bike, NYC's Bike-Sharing Program, Not Working Out As The Lefties Would Like
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