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Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Want a bicycle as strong as steel but half as heavy? Print it out using 3D laser printing technology. Two British engineers designed the revolutionary Airbike, the first two-wheeler made entirely of nylon through a process known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM), ...
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UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
The British government pledged to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, the Associated Press reports. The British government Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne announced yesterday to Parliament that Britain would aim to reduce carbon ...
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The EU Meets to Discuss How to Promote Cargo Cycling
The EU Meets to Discuss How to Promote Cargo Cycling
“All modern, sustainable companies and cities will incorporate delivery of goods by bikes in their logistic systems.” –Dr. Bernhard Ensink, Secretary General of the European Cyclists’ Federation This week, from May 16-20, representatives from NGOs, the government, private sector business ...
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Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Research Recap, May 16: Walkable Streets, Urban Development Technologies, Car-to-Car Communications
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Walkable Streets In a new study aimed at determining the value of walkability, researchers at Reed ...
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D.C. Transit Data Now Available on Google Maps
D.C. Transit Data Now Available on Google Maps
In a new partnership with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Google announced a recent update to Google Maps that will now include all of D.C.’s Metro and bus stations, stops and routes, as well as connections to other ...
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New Jersey Transportation Budget Eliminates Smart Growth, Continues Road Expansion
New Jersey Transportation Budget Eliminates Smart Growth, Continues Road Expansion
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC), a nonprofit dedicated to reducing car dependency in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, released a new analysis of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) proposed Capital Program for the fiscal year 2012. According ...
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In Washington, Exploring a Sales Tax for BRT Funding
In Washington, Exploring a Sales Tax for BRT Funding
The board of directors of C-Tran, the transit agency that serves Clark County in Vancouver, Wash., voted to add a ballot measure for a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund the proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) project, the Oregon ...
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New Study: Infrastructure as a Strategic Priority
New Study: Infrastructure as a Strategic Priority
Urban Land Institute (ULI), in collaboration with Ernst & Young, released a report on the global infrastructure trends and activities in 2011, and the U.S. infrastructure policies that aim to repair and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, including roads, transit and ...
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Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting
Call for Papers: Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) issued a call for papers for its 91st Annual Meeting that will take place in Washington, D.C. in January 2012. The Annual Meeting attracts 11,000 transportation professionals from around the world to create a platform of ...
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TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
TheCityFix Picks, May 13: Cape Town MyCiTi, Global Road Safety, Living Walls
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 ...