Posts tagged with 'activism'
Quality public spaces are attractive to people. Photo by Alejandro Castro/Flickr.
Earth Day 2015 Makes Us All Leaders
April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, an event first held in 1970 that helped mobilize the modern environmental movement in the United States. This year’s Earth Day will include events that focus on the intersection of ...
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
Peaceful urban activists are setting a new trend for resilient Latin American societies. In the midst of the massive motorization caused by increased income levels, they all share one idea: we still have time to reclaim our streets – for ...
After running over dozens of cyclists, the driver abandoned his vehicle. Photo via Zero Hora.
Motorist Plows Through Cyclists in Porto Alegre
A motorist sped through a crowd of cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil last Friday evening, injuring at least 15 people and sending several others to the hospital. The victims were participating in a monthly Critical Mass event to raise awareness ...
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
The Life and Death of a College Bikeshare System in Maine
In 2007, a few students (including myself) and staff at Bowdoin College, a small liberal arts school in Maine, started the Yellow Bike Club, an informal system of bikes left on campus and re-purposed for the shared bike program. Spray-painted yellow, secured ...
Traffic on the streets of Mumbai. Photo courtesy of
Some Progress Made By Meter Jammers' Creative Campaign
Mumbai is a hectic metropolis infamous for its traffic chaos. The hundreds of thousands of tiny black and yellow cabs and rickshaws that criss-cross the streets have caused plenty of frustration for the city’s 14 million residents. To better tackle the ...
A snow plow gets towed in the aftermath of the blizzard. Photo by theqspeaks.
D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
More questions were asked than answered at this morning’s public oversight hearing on the District’s response to the recent “snow events” (i.e. back-to-back blizzards in February.) The hearing, held in the John A. Wilson Building, was led by Councilmember Jim ...
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