User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: General
Last updated: Nov 22 2014 01:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute 21.11.2014 THE CITY FIX
For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on ...
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Growing motorcycle use creates a global safety challenge 19.11.2014 THE CITY FIX
Cities worldwide face the pressing challenge of growing motorcycle fleets and remarkable increases in related traffic fatalities. With streets ill-prepared and motor-bikes whizzing in every direction, the scene might best be described as urban transport anarchy. The problem is especially ...
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Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges 17.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
With the recent rail disruptions, Minnesota farmers are turning back to the river for transportation.
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In more cities and states, car commuting is on the skids 16.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Jillian Golan got tired of paying repair bills for her 2001 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible last year and started walking the 20 minutes to her job at a dialysis clinic in Philadelphia. A year and a half later, she hasn't looked back, joining the growing ranks of people giving up cars ...
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Strength in Odd Numbers 15.11.2014 NY Times: Automobiles
Strength in Odd Numbers
Agriculture and climate change: a cause, a victim and a potential solution 13.11.2014 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/thebittenword.com Properly managed soil is a natural carbon sink, and organic farming is increasingly recognized as a viable, more adaptable, and healthier alternative to conventional modern agriculture. When people think of climate change, the first things that come to mind are typically power plants, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But an often overlooked yet important piece of the issue is our food system. Agriculture is intricately tied to climate change because it is at the same time a cause, victim and potential solution, depending on the way we grow and transport food from the fields to our plates. In a new event series, Dine for Climate, the Will Steger Foundation is making the connection between climate change and our food system by partnering with local restaurants (Birchwood Café, French Meadow Bakery and Café/Bluestem Bar, Spoonriver and Lucia’s) that source organic and sustainable food from Minnesota farmers. The events will showcase how eating local and organic is a ...
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Storm Closing Schools, Messing With Commute 10.11.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)Some school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.
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The latest in multi-modal transportation: The Belt Scooter 7.11.2014 TreeHugger
Hold on to your pants as we show you how to solve the last mile problem.
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How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan 6.11.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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These 62 agencies benefitted from Season to Share in 2013-14 2.11.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Last year $2.4 million was distributed to 62 Denver-area nonprofit agencies through Season to Share, a McCormick Foundation ...
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Denver, regional leaders pledge support for CDOT's I-70 plan 1.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and a coalition of regional groups said Friday they continue to back the Colorado Department of Transportation's plan to widen I-70 in northeast Denver and
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$1.7 million earmarked for Schuylkill trail extension as bridge study continues 31.10.2014 Philly.com News
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Tar Sands Train to Ruin: How tar sands producer Southern Pacific Resources is going broke on shipping tar sands by rail 28.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC: This blog was co-written with Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International In the summer of 2012, advocates of Keystone XL hailed Southern Pacific Resources’ announcement that it had signed a five-year contract to bypass pipeline bottlenecks and...
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Swansea neighbors wary of I-70 expansion plan that goes underground 25.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
As 90 pint-sized violinists play the strains of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" inside Swansea Elementary School on Friday, the state's largest road-reconstruction project in history looms just a block ...
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Swansea neighbors wary of I-70 expansion plan that goes underground 25.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
As 90 pint-sized violinists play the strains of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" inside Swansea Elementary School on Friday, the state's largest road-reconstruction project in history looms just a block away.
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Jaime Lerner's Pinpricks of Change 24.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Urban Acupuncture / Island Press Jaime Lerner , one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life . This set of musings, a translation of the original Brazilian Portuguese book, pulls you in with its natural, intimate tone; it's like you are sitting and having a conversation with Lerner over a glass of wine in a cafe. Lerner is an architect and urban designer who became mayor of the Brazilian city Curitiba, where he famously brought his practical yet innovative thinking to solve some tricky urban challenges. Along the way, he created bus rapid transit, devising a low-cost alternative to subway systems for developing world cities -- and now increasingly, developed world ones, too. He came up with smart ways to clean up Curitiba's bay, partnering with local fisherman in trash collection. He turned down the World Bank, with its offer of ...
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Millennials may impact the economy by driving less 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet? 17.10.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Why millennials are shunning cars 15.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
There's a lot of evidence that millennials don't drive as much — or care as much for cars in general — as previous generations their own age did. They're less likely to get driver's licenses. They tend to take fewer car trips, and when they do, those trips are shorter. ...
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Opinion: Ridesharing could revolutionize urban transport in India 14.10.2014 THE CITY FIX
Ridesharing has been gaining popularity in the United States and Europe, with companies like Uber, Lyft, BlaBlaCar, and Wundercar facilitating hundreds of thousands of rides a month. This has presented a new, convenient, and affordable alternative means of transport in ...
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