Posts tagged with 'cycling'
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Roadblocks for Electric Vehicle Adoption Deloitte, the international accounting and consulting firm, recently published a study ...
Commuters Rely on Bicycles in Aftermath of Japan's Earthquake
Commuters Rely on Bicycles in Aftermath of Japan's Earthquake
In the aftermath of Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake and consequent tsunami, commuters relied on bicycles for quick and reliable transportation. Damaged roads remained in gridlock, streets lost electricity and officials cut back public transit service in the aftermath of the combined ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
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 ...
Friday Fun: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Friday Fun: Bicycle Film Festival is Back!
Ah, the Bicycle Film Festival is on again! It premieres this week, hitting up Liverpool, Ireland, Portland, Ore. and Chicago, Ill.  The founding director, Brendt Barbur, started the festival when he was hit by a bus while bike riding in ...
Friday Fun: Sneakers that Sprout
Friday Fun: Sneakers that Sprout
We’ve found, perhaps, the epitome of eco-conscious fashion. (You might want to sit down.) A few weeks ago at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, models walked basically naked down the runway, save for wearing biodegradable shoes. (The theme of the show ...
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
The City Fix Picks, February 18: Sidewalk Rage, China's Sacked Railways Chief, Global Green Cities
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 Bangalore ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
TheCityFix Picks, February 4: Peak Travel, Helmet Cameras, Bicycling Studies 101
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 ...
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Bringing Cycling to the Forefront in Turkish Cities
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. EMBARQ Turkey, in collaboration with city officials and local planners, is working to facilitate the construction of pilot cycling corridors in three Turkish cities: Eskişehir, an urban area of about half a million people and two ...
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
For Bikesharing, Forget Stations; All You Need Is a Phone
A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls “the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.” And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones. In ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Developing Cities Serve as Model of Progress for the U.S.
Last night, Guangzhou, China was announced as the winner of the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award. The seventh annual award, created by the  Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), recognizes a city that made the most progress in improving mobility, reducing emissions and improving ...
Crowdsourcing Energy in Public Spaces
Crowdsourcing Energy in Public Spaces
The body heat of about 250,000 commuters in Stockholm’s Central Station is now being used to warm a building across the street. Engineers and designers in Sweden have figured out a way to harness the excess heat energy from the ...
Q&A with Mikael Colville-Andersen: The Controversy Over Bike Helmets
Q&A with Mikael Colville-Andersen: The Controversy Over Bike Helmets
This interview is part of a 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. “Adding highway ...
New Report: Biking Builds Jobs
New Report: Biking Builds Jobs
Grist.org and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have been writing about how building biking infrastructure spurs job growth in the wake of two inter-related studies. Nonmotorized transit projects create indirect, direct and induced jobs (i.e. growth in other ...
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