FastFleet Follow-up: Small Innovation, Big Impact
FastFleet Follow-up: Small Innovation, Big Impact
The coolest thing about Zipcar’s new FastFleet service isn’t the technology–it’s the buzz. Photo by dominiccampbell. In response to yesterday’s post about Zipcar’s launch of FastFleet, a municipal fleet management service, Clayton Lane, the chief operating officer of EMBARQ and ...
World's First "Urban EcoMap" Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
Just in time for Earth Day last week, Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment unveiled Urban EcoMap, a Web-based tool that “provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary [greenhouse gas] contributors—transportation, waste, and energy.” Working ...
Ode to Bicycling
Bicycling is not just for born-to-be-bad renegades. Flickr photo by laureskew.
Kyle Boelte published an article in The Christian Science Monitor entitled “The Soul (and Sense) of Biking to Work.” While he makes both a wonderful, practical, and emotional appeal to would-be commuter bikers – which I am all for – ...
GOOD Magazine: "Reinventing Our Wheels"
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.” The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and ...
Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Make a City Fast
Seattle’s streetcar, a.k.a. the South Lake Union Trolley (affectionately abbreviated as S.L.U.T.), not only moves people but also moves ideas. Photo by WintrHawk.
Fast Company named Seattle the “City of the Year” in its annual “Fast City” issue, which handpicks cities around the world that exhibit “smarts, foresight, social consciousness [and] creative ferment.” San Francisco was chosen for its innovative public-private partnership that ...
Sharing Cars and Saving Cash: Zipcar Brings FastFleet to Government Sector
Zipcar launches pilot program to lease fleet management technology to D.C. government vehicles. Flickr photo by katmere.
The latest car-sharing model to hit the streets could save millions of taxpayer dollars, reduce pollution, and make it easier to beat the morning commute. The one-of-a-kind service is called FastFleet, a new fleet management system designed specifically for the ...
World’s First “Urban EcoMap” Shows Urban Dwellers How to Live Sustainably
The world's first Urban EcoMap combines the social networking capabilities of Facebook with the geographical data of Google Maps to help urbanites reduce their carbon emissions. Image via Urban EcoMap.
Just in time for Earth Day last week, Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment unveiled Urban EcoMap, a Web-based tool that “provides urban communities with relevant data regarding the primary [greenhouse gas] contributors—transportation, waste, and energy.” Working ...
Open Technology Is Key to Intermodal Transportation
Open-source technology is required to develop competitive sustainable urban transport systems. Flickr photo by B.J. Allen.
Robin Chase, one of The City Fix bloggers and founder and former CEO of Zipcar, says that “open technology” is a key part of making intermodal transportation a reality. “Users (people or freight) need to know the schedules, requirements, and ...
GOOD Magazine: “Reinventing Our Wheels”
Illustration by via GOOD Magazine.
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.” The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and ...
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
From the World Resources Institute Pressroom: President Barack Obama announced plans [yesterday] to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail. “The President is on the right track,” said Nancy Kete, the director ...