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Senator Murkowski Bikes to Work

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Actually, cyclists make city streets safer

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3 mentions3 months ago
In the hysteria that predated the launch of New York's bike-sharing system last year, many critics cried that the bikes would make the city's streets less safe. All those cyclists wouldn't be wearing helmets! They'd have no insurance! Accidents would skyrocket, and with them lawsuits against the city.

New Wind-Powered Ferries Could Save 40% on Fuel

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A wind-power technology that could cut fuel costs by 20 to 40 percent is undergoing tests for possible use on San Francisco commuter ferries, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.A consortium of sailors and entrepreneurs received a $355,000 grant from pollution regulators and are now testing a 45-foot carbon-fiber ...

Photos: The 4 Most Scenic Train Rides on Amtrak

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There's nothing like scenic train rides to get all your Instagram followers excited! While we think all of our routes are special, there are a few that really take our breath away. Here are the four most beautiful Amtrak trips in the U.S.!Coast Starlight The Coast Starlight connects ...

The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

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10 mentions3 months ago
The Great Recession has fundamentally changed the trajectory of both real estate and transportation in the United States. For the past century, our nation's economy revolved around the production of vehicles, highways, sprawl, and more vehicles. Transportation policy emphasized a supply-side approach of building highways to increase the ...

China Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Relies on Government Support

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The Neuroscience of Car Dependence

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4 mentions3 months ago
Even for urban households with both a car and transit options, how people get to work in the morning doesn't feel like a "choice." Economists aside, few of us sit down and calculate the differential cost of driving versus riding the bus or train. Most are lucky to ...

Cyclists stage mass protest in Antwerp on Vimeo

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Over a thousand cyclists staged a massive protest in Antwerp on April 30th to show their disagreement with the new mobility vision of the city council. By putting cars first and cyclists last, a lot of people in Antwerp are disappointed. They feel that their city is becoming ...

Lakewood, Ohio: The Suburb Where Everyone Can Walk to School

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The inner Cleveland suburb of Lakewood (population 51,000) calls itself a "walking school district." Lakewood has never had school buses in its history, and kids grow up walking and biking to school.Mornings and afternoons are a beehive of activity on streets near schools, as kids and parents walk ...

Women Say Men With Hot Cars Are Arrogant & Compensating For Something

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If you're a guy -- especially a single guy -- your hot rod may be the center of your world. On weekends, you tell friends you're busy, just so you can stay home to buff and polish it. And whenever possible, you love showing it off to the ...

Park for free and use the bus lane

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Councils will be given millions of pounds in extra funding if they grant special privileges to drivers of electric vehicles, under a £500 million scheme to make drivers “feel confident” about buying them. It should be a “no-brainer” to own one, said Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister.Every motorway ...

Solar Hybrid Concept Car By Ford

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The American auto major Ford is known to incorporate its cars with up-to-date technologies and has a pragmatic approach towards a healthy ecosystem. In a bid to do the same, the company has created a new model, which will be using solar energy along with the conventional mechanical ...

Encounter With a Bike Cop

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It was a dark and stormy afternoon, and I was riding up a hill in the rain on my slowest bike, headed to a meeting for which I was already late. I was feeling a little bedraggled.As I stood on the pedals to begin the ascent of the ...

Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy Volt

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Three Years Later, Most Consumers Don't Understand The Chevy VoltChevrolet's range-extended electric vehicle, the Volt, has been on sale for more than three years now. Its sales of 58,000 units so far are still small compared to more conventional vehicles, but many people will have seen one on ...

Six Car Styling Cliches Of 2014

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Most shoppers want a vehicle that fits in, yet one that stands out just the right amount as new and different. We want cues that are fresh, but vehicle styling can't add up to something that's too visually complex, aesthetically busy, or hackneyed. And to complicate matters, sometimes ...

Tesla Makes Smooth Drive Into China

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6 mentions3 months ago
I have to give my congratulations to new energy car maker Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) for creating the kind of buzz and excitement this week that only names like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and smartphone sensation Xiaomi have typically been able to muster. In the last 2 days, the company and its charismatic founder Elon Musk were all over the Chinese headlines as Tesla delivered its first electric vehicles (EVs) in China on the sidelines of the nation’s biggest annual auto show happening this week in Beijing. Musk seems to have done ...

Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials

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2 mentions3 months ago
The other day I needed a quick ride home, and as many others of my generation would do, I pulled out my smartphone and requested a ride. I watched my driver's progress and arrival time on my phone, and 15 minutes later I was at my doorstep and ...

Solar EV Charging Station Installed At Shintec Hozumi Headquarters −

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Kyocera Corporation recently announced that it has installed a “Solar Cycle Station, for EVs” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co, in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.The system — which is based on a development plan drawn up by Shintec Hozumi — has been constructed as a sort of backup ...

5 ways biking is getting better in the U.S. (and one way it's not)

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A.K. Streeter (@april2462) Transportation / Bikes April 23, 2014Last week the Alliance for Biking and Walking released its 2014 Benchmarking Report. Chock full of tidbits about biking and walking in the U.S., the report shines a light on what's good, and not so good, in biking. As May ...

The Strange Case of a Brooklyn Warehouse Full of Thousands of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

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5 mentions3 months ago
Eighteen months after Superstorm Sandy inundated New York City, thousands of bicycles still sit, rusting, in a warehouse in an obscure corner of Brooklyn.The bikes, impounded by the New York Police Department for various reasons over the months and years preceding Sandy, languish unclaimed in the Kingsland Avenue ...

Pedals for Professionals Contest

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Have you ridden your bike to work during the past year or are you planning to in the near future? Do you want to help encourage your employees’ use of cycling for transportation to and from work? To show its support for conscientious commuting, Reliance Foundry, North America’s ...

Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

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Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More OptionsIf you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Perhaps technology-savvy, of reasonable income and a little older and wiser. Generally though, you'd expect ...

Cargo bikes

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2 mentions3 months ago
Welcome to our coverage of cargo bikes. From the first shipment of bakfiets to arrive on U.S. soil, to the latest trends in business and designs, we've covered cargo bikes since the beginning. Scroll down to browse our stories. (If you have a cargo bike story idea, please ...

Finding inspiration in an eclectic group of California-riding women

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1 mentions3 months ago
Women’s ambassador programs have become rather prominent in cycling over the past few years, and while there is not necessarily one common objective among them, they all come together with a unifying message: cycling should be accessible for all women, regardless of background and ability.Rapha, known for its ...

Survey: Millennials Willing to Relocate for Better Transportation Options

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4 mentions3 months ago
– Robert Puentes In response to "Battle Lines Drawn Over Syracuse Highway Teardown"Select Month May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 ...

Smaller, More Efficient Engines Work Harder; Noise Suppression More Important

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From engines to bodywork, size meant luxury and performance. But recently, manufacturers and customers alike have got used to a new concept: downsizing.In terms of engines, this means doing more with less. But engineers have encountered a new problem to deal with in smaller engines: noise, vibration and ...

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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PERTH, Australia (AP) - From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country ...

Bus travel gives other modes run for the money

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Buses are starting to give airlines, trains, and even cars a run for their money. With spiffed up coaches, internet reservations, and often significantly cheaper fares, bus travel is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to flying, taking the train and even driving your own car, according to a ...

5 Things You Should Know About the State of Walking and Biking in the U.S

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Select Month April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 ...

11 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your City’s Buses

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– Diagonalec In response to "You Can Now Bring Street Transformations to Life With Google Street View"Select Month April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 ...

City sends bike cops into high-crime neighborhoods

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BY FRANCINE KNOWLES Staff Reporter April 18, 2014 11:57AMThe Chicago Police Department is deploying bikes for use by patrol officers in 19 of 20 targeted zones that have had a history of high rates of violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced Friday. Roughly a ...

More Walking and Biking, Better Health: New Evidence From American Cities

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Select Month April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 ...

Pledge to Stop Using Your Cellphone While Driving

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2 mentions3 months ago
Yesterday as I was standing on my pedals to bike through a green light, I was passed by four people in cars. Two of them were looking at their phones. One of these drivers looked up just in time to avoid hitting me, then returned her focus to ...

Local Climate Doesn’t Exert Much Influence on Biking and Walking

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– Diagonalec In response to "You Can Now Bring Street Transformations to Life With Google Street View"Select Month May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 ...

These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is

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8 mentions3 months ago
One of the biggest problems with stopping city bike theft is that cities don't even understand the extent of the problem. Police departments often consider the incidents a low priority and fail to pursue thieves, which in turn discourages riders from reporting later incidents. Great as cities know ...

This Jet Engine Cannot Fly, But It Can Help Save Lives

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The Texas Medical Center in Houston is the world’s largest healthcare complex. Doctors at the center, whose grounds are 1.5 times larger than New York’s Central Park, see 7 million patients per year and complete 350,000 surgeries. Its $15 billion operating budget is twice the size of Iowa’s ...

How to Fix a Flat: with Lance Armstrong

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Video Tour of an Overnight Train

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3 mentions3 months ago
Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently trained on one of our awesome overnight trains. Check out her video tour above of the epic Southwest Chief which connects Chicago and Los Angeles!If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, it's an ...

When Does a Cycling Boom Go Wrong? When Everyone Rides on the Sidewalk

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4 mentions3 months ago
In sprawling Santiago de Chile, the share of daily commuters who travel by bicycle is increasing 20 percent annually, cyclist fatalities are dropping (34 percent between 2011 and 2012), and bike-share is expanding (now in three neighborhoods). An estimated 800,000 santiaguinos get around town on two wheels. So ...

22 Ridiculous London Cycle Lanes That Hate Cyclists

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Even if it means riding into the back of cars, like on this flagship ‘Cycle Superhighway’ on Poplar High Street.These coaches are parked on Prince Albert Road in Camden every day, honest. Even the Google Streetview van caught them.

Every US Volvo could get plug-in hybrid model

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5 mentions3 months ago
"We've said up front that every car on that platform could have a plug-in hybrid. I can't see why you wouldn't do that" – Dean Shaw

Highway fund bankruptcy now projected for August

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday moved up its projected bankruptcy date for the trust fund that is used to pay for road and transit projects, saying it will now run dry by the end of August. The department had previously projected that the Highway Trust Fund ...

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

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Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.“It doesn’t cost the world to save the planet,” said economist Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, who led the Intergovernmental Panel ...

8 Fascinating Facts about Bicycling and Walking in the United States

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Today marks the release of the brand new 2014 Alliance Benchmarking Report, a massive compendium of data and research on walking and bicycling in all 50 states, 52 of the most populous cities, and 17 midsized cities.The Alliance produces the Benchmarking Report every two years in partnership with ...

Uncle Sam Wants You to Drive: 5 Tax Breaks for Cars in the U.S. Tax Code

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It’s April 15. If you bought an electric car in 2013, you can claim a tax break today. If you bought a plug-in hybrid, you can get a tax break today. But if you don’t own a car and walk to work instead? Sorry, Charlie.Bought a shiny new ...

Domino's Pizza now delivers by cargo trike in downtown Portland

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3 mentions3 months ago
Scott Kealer of Domino's Pizza on SW 4th Avenuewith his shop's new vehicle.(Photo by M.Andersen/BikePortland)Cheap, fast and classy, cargo bikes and trikes have been in use for years from Old Town Pizza to Good Neighbor Pizzeria. Last fall, Scott Kealer did the math and decided his downtown Portland ...

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

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Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the Netherlands.Studio Roosegaarde promised the design back in 2012, and after cutting through rather a lot of government red tape we can finally see the finished product. One Netherlands news report said,

This beautiful electric carriage is tearing New York City apart

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Here in New York City, politicians, activists, and celebrities are renewing a hundred-year-old battle between automobiles and horse-drawn carriages. This time, however, the war isn’t over the future of personal transportation: it’s about the 68 horse-drawn carriages that offer tourists meandering rides around Central Park.The rides are a ...

The Biggest Problem With Forcing Commuter Trains to Use Two-Person Crews

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Last summer, a crude oil train derailed in Quebec, unleashing explosions that killed 47 people and wiped out part of the town Lac-Mégantic. The tragedy evidently occurred after the train's lone engineer improperly applied the brakes, then left the scene. In the wake of the event, the U.S.

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Car?

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There are many reasons for considering making an electric car the next car you buy or lease. Besides the many environmental benefits, the promise of energy security, the silky-smooth driving experience with instant torque available without delay and low maintenance, one of the best characteristics of electric vehicles ...
 

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