EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 2: Panel Discussion with the Winners
San Francisco's Mint Plaza, winner of the EPA's 2010 best civic place award as part of its Smart Growth National Award. Photo by Scott Beale.
On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. After the presentation, there was a panel discussion with representatives from each of the winning categories: Rural Smart Growth; Smart Growth ...
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
A team from Hamburg, Germany, as part of a competition, developed a design for a highly secure bike lock. The locks looks like they would be very expensive to make and far too heavy to take on bike rides. You ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA’s Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA’s Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate’s Response to the Media’s Bike Lane Coverage
Bike lane on Broadway Avenue. Photo by J.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Transportation ...
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
Children imagine a low-carbon world at the Climate Change Village in Cancun, Mexico. Photo via COP16/CMP6 website.
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
TheCityFix Picks, December 3: Buenos Aires Bikes, Beastly Bridges, Fuel from Rubbish
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate's Response to the Media's Bike Lane Coverage
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Transportation ...
The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
New York City's new-ish First Avenue bike lane.
On November 22 and November 23, 2010, The New York Times gave biking in New York City significant coverage in print. The paper wrote about the city’s plans for a cross-borough bike share system. And then a day later how ...
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Map from D.C. Hunger Solutions and Social Compact Report.
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...