Posts tagged with 'walking'
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Tomorrow is the International Day of Climate Action,  an international movement launched by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben of 350.org. The 350 campaign encourages people around the world to organize an “action” — a music and arts festival, kite flying event, ...
The Pedicab Experience
The Pedicab Experience
While TheCityFix has made the case for the pedicab before, it’s always good (but rare) to see a writer from the “mainstream media” lauding the three-wheeled transport option. The Times’ Ariel Kaminar’s sensitive and experiential inquiry provides helpful insight into, and light-hearted ...
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
Following all the excitement of Walk 21,  where the advantages of walking and bicycling infrastructure frequently took center stage, it’s a bit sobering to take note of what happens in the absence of such facilities.  BikePortland.com linked yesterday to a ...
Going Dutch in New York
Going Dutch in New York
A temporary bike share (courtesy of the Dutch Embassy) was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to New York City, which all year has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain Henry Hudson’s voyage to “New Amsterdam,” ...
Bikestation Set to Roll Out With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 2
Bikestation Set to Roll Out With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 2
Bikestation is set to unveil its newest bicycle parking facility outside of Union Station on Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The grand opening is hosted by Bikestation, the District Department of Transportation, and Bike and Roll. ...
NYC's Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
NYC's Bike Route Network: Bridging the Gaps
Coming from Los Angeles, New York City's bicycling infrastructure seems to shout fearless innovation, especially in the effort and artistry exerted to smartly bridge gaps in the city's bikeway networks.
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Major New Study: Sustainable Transportation Reduces Emissions While Saving Money
Image from Moving Cooler. If anyone’s not seen it yet, the new Moving Cooler report is destined to be a real landmark moment in United States sustainable transportation. It’s quite rare to see any sort of think tank or government ...
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out: LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, ...
Hikers and Bikers: Beware of 'Gators!
Hikers and Bikers: Beware of 'Gators!
Forwarded to us from EMBARQ Senior Fellow Lee Schipper:
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
Freiburg, Germany is one of the most livable and people-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Roby©. Transport and urban development policies in European cities are recognized as being more balanced than those of the rest of the world, resulting ...
E-Bike Boom in China
E-Bike Boom in China
A woman rides her electric bike without a helmet in Beijing. Photo by Ethnocentrics. From TIME.com: On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming June 14, 2009 By Austin Ramzy In China, electric bicycles are leaving cars in the ...
Lessons From San Sebastian
Lessons From San Sebastian
EMBARQ presents a slideshow about the concept of “Mobility Management (MM)” in San Sebastian, Spain. View the entire slideshow here. Mobility Management At the core of Mobility Management are “soft” measures like information and communication, organising services and coordinating activities ...
From Plastic Bottles to Bikes: Student Design Team Wins Prize for "Juicy" Idea
From Plastic Bottles to Bikes: Student Design Team Wins Prize for "Juicy" Idea
Students from Appalachian State University figured out how to make working bicycles out of recycled plastic bottles. Image from 2one2Design.com. A friend of mine from high school was part of the winning team that took home the grand prize for ...
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
Cycle for Health: Recycling Bicycles to Save Lives in Rural Africa
The Cycle for Health logo, via the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Web site. Yesterday, The City Fix wrote about the winners of the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, a design competition to “support the development and implementation of a strategy that has ...
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