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Electric Vehicles in Taiwan
Electric Vehicles in Taiwan
Due to its high rates of urbanization and population density, Taiwan is an ideal nation for electric vehicles (EV). In a country with nearly one vehicle per person, a reformation of the private transportation sector is essential to meaningfully reduce ...
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Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
Sustainable Transport Symposium: BRT and Rail, Finance, Emissions and Road Safety
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. The second day of the symposium included sessions on BRT and ...
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Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. BIKE LANE SHORTAGE A British national survey by cycle insurance provider, Cycleguard, finds that 83 percent ...
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TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
TheCityFix Picks, April 8: Superbuses, Bike-Friendly Universities, Vehicle-Plug Vexation
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 ...
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Sustainable Transport Symposium: European Cities Take the Spotlight
Sustainable Transport Symposium: European Cities Take the Spotlight
This post is part of a series covering the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium in Kocaeli, Turkey from April 6-8, 2011, an event hosted by EMBARQ, the producer of this blog. In the first day of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium ...
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“Safe Passage” for Vulnerable Road Users
"Safe Passage" for Vulnerable Road Users
The City of Denton in Texas approved a traffic safety ordinance to assert the rights of the road for cyclists and other vulnerable road users. The “Vulnerable Road Users” or “Safe Passage” ordinance requires cars and light trucks to allow a ...
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Capital Bikeshare in High Demand
Capital Bikeshare in High Demand
LivingSocial, an international company advertising group purchase offers, presented a deal last Friday for memberships to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare, a regional bike-sharing initiative. The deal was a choice between a one-month membership for $12, or a $37 annual membership to ...
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Expanding Bike Culture to U.S. College Campuses
Expanding Bike Culture to U.S. College Campuses
Rutgers University-Newark hosted a group bike ride last week to encourage bicycle commuting around campus. Students rode their bikes along the one-mile path to Newark’s Branch Brook Park and past the cherry blossoms, as part of the university’s effort to ...
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Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Friday Fun: The Melody of Public Transportation
Conductor: www.mta.me from Alexander Chen on Vimeo. Alexander Chen, a Google developer and a public transit enthusiast, created a real-time melodic visualization of the New York City subway system, using the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s actual subway schedule. Titled, “Conductor,” Chen ...
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Unconventional Wisdom: Integrating Transportation and Energy Policy
Unconventional Wisdom: Integrating Transportation and Energy Policy
The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on transportation, energy and climate policy today in Washington, D.C., in an effort to investigate the role of policy on influencing behavior change and possible policy solutions to the U.S.’s increasing demand on oil. ...