Posts tagged with 'cycling'
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 ...
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
Obesity Poses a Heavy Problem for Developing Cities
About half of the world now lives in cities, and this figure is expected to grow to 70 percent by 2050, with most urban growth projected to occur in developing countries. As people move to cities at this unprecedented pace ...
Friday Fun: The Transportation Resolution
Friday Fun: The Transportation Resolution
What are your transportation resolutions for the New Year? If you don’t have one, here are some ideas that have been circulating online for the past couple of weeks. Drive Less California newspaper MercuryNews of Silicon Valley suggests “have a car-free ...
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
Taking your bike on public transit can be a huge hassle, or often, not an option at all. Specially designed accommodations for bicyclists are usually severely limited, and on certain bus, train and metro systems, bikes are only allowed on ...
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Women in cities all over the world bear the burden of constantly having to strategize in order to remain safe, comfortable and secure in the face of sexual harassment by men on overcrowded public transport. Depending on their profession, geography and ...
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Bikers in snowy cities across the Northern Hemisphere are embracing the winter and turning their cycles into snowmobiles. Here are some tips if you plan to keep biking despite the weather: Clean your bike thoroughly, especially if the roads are ...
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
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. Arlington ...
Friday Fun: Scrapertown
Friday Fun: Scrapertown
Scrapertown, a film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari for Californiaisaplace.com. “[It] is definitely a process, and that process is definitely for the kids so they can get their mind off of what’s really goin’ on on these streets,” says ...
Bye Bye Bikeshare, See You Next Spring
Bye Bye Bikeshare, See You Next Spring
UPDATE, 12/15/10: Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C. has announced the Winter Weather Warrior contest. To the Capital Bikeshare annual or monthly member with the most trips taken from January 1- February 28 goes a three-year extension of his/her membership, two ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
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