Posts tagged with 'innovation'
¡Viva Granada!
¡Viva Granada!
One of Granada’s clean and nice-looking bus stops. Photo by celikins from Flickr. In October, I spent a few days in Granada, Spain, with my daughter, Lorna. A quick stop by the city’s Tourist Information office gave us the info ...
This Website Was Made for Walking
This Website Was Made for Walking
Millenium Bridge in London by Neil101 on Flickr WalkIt.com is a new website out of the United Kingdom that wants “to get people walking more”. In step with the likes of Google Transit and Walkscore, WalkIt.com provides a free, easy ...
What is Congestion Pricing?
What is Congestion Pricing?
Photo of traffic congestion in Hong Kong by A.H. 1987 from Flickr Solving the problem of congestion is usually a top priority for city authorities, who note that congestion not only causes air pollution, but also decreases quality of life ...
From Free Food, to Street View, to Street Spotting!
From Free Food, to Street View, to Street Spotting!
A screenshot of Google’s new street view. Whoever said there’s no such thing as free lunch? Today, after overhearing a discussion at work, and doing a little research to verify what I heard, I learned that Google gives lunch – ...
Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
Forget Cash, Cooking Oil Can Buy Your Bus Pass
In Kilmarnock, Scotland, bus passengers will soon be able to pay their fare with used cooking oil instead of cash. Eight buses carrying over 15,000 passengers a week will run on 100% biodiesel generated from used cooking oil and tallow, ...
Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
Bio Fuels or Bio-Fools?
The agrarian arms race to turn larger swaths of farmland over for the production of biofuels recently reached rhetorical heights as Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, argued that it would be a crime against ...
The Green Car Issue
The Green Car Issue
Are car companies thinking about more than one type of green? Photo by makeshiftlove from Flickr. The New York Times latest automobile issue takes a dramatic departure from the past and includes several articles on how environmental concerns are shaping ...
Will Technology Save Us?
Will Technology Save Us?
A cut away shot of Lexus’ new hybrid. Photo by Mike Babcock of Flickr. To date, much of the debate swirling around global warming has focused on how new and improved technologies will save us from the dire consequences of ...
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
If you live in a suburb like this one in Las Vegas, it might be hard to walk to the grocery store. Photo by ulybug of Flickr. While surfing the web I found this very interesting website, Walk Score, that ...
Boston's Revolutionary Transport Festival
Boston's Revolutionary Transport Festival
This weekend EMBARQ participated in the 5th Annual AltWheels Festival , which is the largest alternative transportation and energy festival on the east coast of the U.S. Held on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, this year’s AltWheels was a flurry of ...
What's Worse: Production or Use?
What's Worse: Production or Use?
Photo by Stephane Foulon. From Road and Track. This week’s addition of BusinessWeek includes an article about Gordon Murray, a celebrated race car designer, who is switching gear and working to create “a compact, fuel-efficient urban vehicle for the masses,” ...
Introducing Google Transit
Introducing Google Transit
Like the release of most Google products, we’re not really sure when Google Transit came out. However, doing of few Google searches showed that as far back as December 2005 Google had already piloted Google Transit in Portland, Oregon. So ...
Hybrids for New York City
Hybrids for New York City
A Ford Escape Hybrid. Left: Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News, Right: Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Mayor Bloomberg has finally given the push to something hybrids were created for – stop and go traffic in New York City. As the ...
Lee Schipper at RPA
Lee Schipper at RPA
On May 4, 2007 EMBARQ’s Director of Research, Lee Schipper, gave a presentation at the 17th Annual Regional Planning Assembly held in New York City. This year’s conference, held at the swanky Waldorf Astoria hotel, was entitled, “A Bright + ...
UN Urges Caution on Biofuels
UN Urges Caution on Biofuels
Will biofuels lead to deforestation? Photo by Mike Warren. When it comes to fighting global warming, biofuels are all the rage these days. Just ask Richard Branson, the hot-air baloon adventurer, whose post-industrial empire includes Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Limousines, Virgin ...
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