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Pledge to Stop Using Your Cellphone While Driving

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2 mentions3 days 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 ...

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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3 mentions2 days ago
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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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2 mentions2 days ago
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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6 mentions6 days ago
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– Jonathan Hawkins In response to "Bike Lanes Don't Lead to Congestion, But Some of Them Should"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 ...

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

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6 mentions2 days ago
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States with higher rates of walking and biking to work tend to have lower rates of diabetes. Click to enlarge. All graphics: Alliance for Biking and WalkingNew data from the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s 2014 Benchmarking report bears out the notion that people tend to be healthier ...

11 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your City’s Buses

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6 mentions2 days ago
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Turning at busy intersections slows down buses, so many transit agencies are simplifying routes to speed up service. Photo: Steven VanceAll across America, city buses are waiting. Waiting at stoplights, waiting behind long lines of cars, waiting to pull back into traffic, waiting at stops for growing crowds ...

The Bike-Powered Coffee Cart That Could Take On Starbucks

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6 mentions2 days ago
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With a solar-powered-battery powering the coffeemaker, Wheely's wants to reinvent the franchise model: sustainable, hip, and affordable--but with the power of a global brand.There are over 13,000 Starbucks in the U.S. In cities like New York, where there are over 100 locations in Midtown Manhattan alone, it feels ...

City sends bike cops into high-crime neighborhoods

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2 mentions3 days ago
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 ...

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

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5 mentions6 days ago
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There is no link between colder temperatures and levels of walking and biking to work. Click to enlarge. All graphics: Alliance for Biking and WalkingActually, Alaska, the coldest state in the U.S., has the highest rate of active commuting. About 8 percent of workers there commute by foot ...

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

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2 mentions1 week ago
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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 ...

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

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8 mentions3 days ago
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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 ...

Video Tour of an Overnight Train

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3 mentions1 week ago
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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 ...

22 Ridiculous London Cycle Lanes That Hate Cyclists

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5 mentions6 days ago
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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.

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

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4 mentions4 days 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 santiagueños get around town on two wheels. So ...

Actually, cyclists make city streets safer

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2 mentions5 days 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.

IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable

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2 mentions1 week ago
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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 ...

Every US Volvo could get plug-in hybrid model

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5 mentions5 days ago
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"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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9 mentions6 days ago
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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 ...

8 Fascinating Facts about Bicycling and Walking in the United States

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7 mentions6 days ago
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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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2 mentions1 week ago
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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 ...

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

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6 mentions1 week ago
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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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2 mentions5 days ago
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 ...

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

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3 mentions6 days ago
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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 ...

The Biggest Problem With Forcing Commuter Trains to Use 2 Drivers

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7 mentions1 week ago
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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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3 mentions6 days ago
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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 ...

Nissan Leaf EZ Charge Card

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3 mentions7 days ago
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One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks.Now Nissan is working to make public charging simpler, introducing a program called EZ Charge that lets Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers access ...

This could be the future of Chicago public transportation

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2 mentions1 week ago
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In olden times, back when people wore pocketwatches and used the word “gallimaufry,” Chicago’s transit system was simple. People from the city outskirts took the train downtown for work, then they hopped back on the L and schlepped home.Nowadays, shit’s different. People live even farther out than before ...

Electric car numbers double in one year

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2 mentions7 days ago
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If the past three years' growth rates are sustained, then more than one million electric vehicles will be out and about worldwide as early as the beginning of 2016.The number of electrically powered automobiles worldwide climbed to just over 400,000 in early 2014. This figure was determined in ...

Milwaukee streetcar receives $3.18 million state grant

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2 mentions6 days ago
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The downtown Milwaukee streetcar on Thursday received a $3.18 million state of Wisconsin grant to help pay for operations.The downtown streetcar is among 24 projects that received a share of $39 million in grants reserved for projects intended to improve air quality and reduce road congestion. The Wisconsin ...

Happiness is a Short Commute

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2 mentions6 days ago
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It’s true! In fact, one study found that a person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40% more to be as satisfied with life as someone who walks to the office. And, the inverse it true too. A Swedish study found that people who endure more than ...
 

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