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A cluster of bikes at American University in northwest DC. Photo by Amberley Johanna.
D.C. Colleges Embrace Bike-Sharing
Last year, we reported on breakthroughs in D.C.’s bicycling culture, such as the opening of Bikestation D.C. and proposals for bike lanes on M Street. Recently, the bikesharing buzz has been increasingly bolstered by the city’s student population. American University’s Student ...
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The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
One of D.C.’s busiest corridors is getting a touchup. The Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, kicked off a couple of weeks ago by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, will seek to enhance the street’s physical landscape as well as its transportation ...
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Bike rack at Georgetown University. Photo by Patricio Chile.
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
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Portland’s TriMet opened its MAX Green Line this September. Photo by sam_churchill.
Tracking Transportation Funds
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
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Street Celebration attendees try out Segways. Photo by Patricio Chile.
D.C. Commuters Go Car Free
How did Metro area residents celebrate the first day of fall? By ditching their cars, of course! D.C.’s third annual Car Free Day was held Tuesday with over 6,000 area commuters pledging to abandon their automobiles for alternative transportation. Car Free ...