Posts tagged with 'United States'
Greening the Big Three Bailout
Greening the Big Three Bailout
Photo of the Ford Escape Hybrid, which Ford CEO Alan Mulally drove to DC from Detroit, by Ford Motor Company from Flickr. Yesterday, the “Big Three” U.S. automakers — General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler — got a ...
San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
Photo of Golden Gate Bridge congestion in San Francisco by Sonja_Boeckmann from Flickr The second-most congested city in the nation is considering a plan to charge motorists to drive on local roads in an effort to relieve traffic woes. A ...
Cleveland's 'Healthline' - the Newest BRT in the US
Cleveland’s ‘Healthline’ – the Newest BRT in the US
After years of planning, the new Euclid Ave. Healthline has opened in Cleveland, Ohio. The project showcases a relative low cost alternative for cities looking for ways to improve accessibility. The Healthline joins a growing list of BRT systems in ...
Individual American Consumers Responsible for Over 65% of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Individual American Consumers Responsible for Over 65% of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
From WSJ Article: A Big Sum of Small Differences According to the Wall Street Journal, new analysis from McKinsey & Co. suggests that U.S. consumers have more control over U.S. greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally believed. Through what and how ...
Is America's Love Affair with the Car Over?
Is America's Love Affair with the Car Over?
That’s the number of miles American’s have shaved off their driving total between November 2007 and May 2008.
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
It's Time to Learn from The Brits
A street in London built on a human scale. Photo by dnlb2. The BBC has run a piece by Dermot Finch, the director of Centre for Cities, which argues that UK cities have a lot to teach their Trans-Atlantic neighbors ...
Saving Money and the Environment by Changing The Way You Drive
Saving Money and the Environment by Changing The Way You Drive
Today, NPR had an interesting story about “Hypermilers”, a group of people who try and get every last bit of distance out of each gallon of gas they use in their cars. In an ideal world, record high gas prices ...
Community Living Rooms - An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Community Living Rooms – An Effort to Make LA's Bus Stops A Little Nicer
Photo by Monica Almeida from The New York Times. This weekend the New York Times had an article about a neat initiative to transform bus stops in Los Angeles into something called “community living rooms” – that’s a pleasant and ...
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
By walking twenty minutes each way from the metro in Atlanta to her job at the American Cancer Society, Lois Fletcher has lost more than thirty pounds. It’s a remarkable story about how tweaking your day to day routine can ...
New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan Killed in Albany
New York City's Congestion Pricing Plan Killed in Albany
Photo by Christopher Chan. Yesterday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing bill would not move through Albany, a huge blow to New York City’s livable streets movement and Bloomberg’s ambitious PLANYC, which had congestion pricing as ...
More Problems with Bio-fuels
More Problems with Bio-fuels
Soy beans on the left, and corn, on the right, are being used for bio-fuel. Photo by cindy47452. Today, Brenda Gorman reports in the New York Times about a rash of cases involving the bio-fuels industry in which industrial waste ...
Transport In The News
Transport In The News
Photo by padawan. Dubai: Air quality declines as number of cars rises [Business 24-7] China: Car owners to be compensated for driving ban during Olympics [Gaurdian] China: Marathon record holder wont run in China because of pollution [Daily Mail] United ...
The Wireless on The Bus Makes The Wheels Go Round and Round
The Wireless on The Bus Makes The Wheels Go Round and Round
There’s wifi on this bus! Photo by RACINGMIX Transit with wireless is an incredibly attractive way to travel. And apparently AC Transit, a regional bus agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, agrees, providing wireless internet on all their buses ...
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
He’s cute, he’s adventurous, he’s reliable, and he’s closeted. What more could one ask of a folding bike? My latest love interest is the Dahon Speed 7. I’d been eying him in the bike store for quite a while, examining ...
The End of Suburbia
The End of Suburbia
Via Dot Earth.
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