Posts tagged with 'United States'
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 ...
In New York City There's a New Way to Cruise the Streets
In New York City There's a New Way to Cruise the Streets
A picture I shot while cruising New York’s innovative bike lane. Over the weekend I rode down to Chelsea to check out New York City’s newest experiment in sustainable transport: the separated bike lane. At less than 10 blocks (Manhattan ...
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 ...
World Expert in Bus Rapid Transit Systems Joins EMBARQ
World Expert in Bus Rapid Transit Systems Joins EMBARQ
Dario Hidalgo, an international expert in urban mobility and development with extensive experience in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), has joined EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport, as New Business Development Director and Senior Transport Engineer. Hidalgo will ...
How to Debunk the Junk
How to Debunk the Junk
Bigger isn’t always better. Photo by powebooktrance. Recently CNW Marketing Research, an Oregon-based automotive research group, published a paper making the audacious claim that the Hummer is actually more energy efficient than the Prius. The study later showed up in ...
The Four Hour Commute
The Four Hour Commute
Photo from the Washington Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story describing the transport woes Washington DC-area residents face as they move further and further outside the suburbs in order to escape the ever-expanding sprawl. Marc ...
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 ...
More Biking Buzz
More Biking Buzz
Bicycles have been around for well over 100 years (see a brief history here), but the push to make bikes a viable alternative to automobiles seems to be truly hitting the mainstream. This weekend’s edition of the Wall Street Journal ...
Greening the Big Apple
Greening the Big Apple
Congestion pricing makes strange bedfellows: Listen below to New York City Public Radio and hear from representatives of the Manhattan Institute and Environmental Defense, both of whom support the Mayor’s plan for congestion pricing in Manhattan.
Is Washington DC Next?
Is Washington DC Next?
Will DC become more mass transport friendly? Washington DC’s famous — or should I say infamous? — ex-mayor and Council Member Marion Barry proposed a plan this Tuesday to explore the possibility of implementing a congestion pricing scheme for the ...
New Yorker Embraces Congestion Pricing
New Yorker Embraces Congestion Pricing
Bloomtown: The Mayor plans to boost spending on public transport. (Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP) This week’s Talk of the Town section of The New Yorker features an opinion in support of congestion pricing for lower Manhattan. Written by climate journalist ...
Ford Creates New Post - Vice President for Sustainability
Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Are Times Changing in Detroit? On Monday, The New York Times reported that Ford Motor’s chief executive acknowledged the link between greenhouse gases and global warming and vowed to respond to the threat of a heating planet by creating a ...
Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
New York City’s contentious new proposal on congestion pricing has fomented a lot of passionate debate in the last few days. Below are links to several transport experts’ analysis of congestion pricing in other cities: Lee Schipper, EMBARQ’s Director of ...
Congestion Pricing for New York City?
Congestion Pricing for New York City?
A more peaceful New York? Photo from https://wwp.new-york-usa.com/ The New York Times reports today that Mayor Bloomberg will announce on Sunday an ambitious proposal to give New York City a much needed face lift. Among the undertakings included in the ...
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