Take The Awareness Test
Take The Awareness Test
I’m happy to see such a high level of sophistication in recent public services announcements on sustainable transportation issues. First we had Lolo, the planet saving Donkey that takes public transportation and now we have this very clever awareness test ...
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 ...
For MetroBus, Saving Carbon Can Pay
For MetroBus, Saving Carbon Can Pay
Photo By EMBARQ-WRI. For the second year in a row, Mexico City has shown that being green can pay. Last week the city was awarded 200,000 Euros from the Spanish Carbon Fund for reducing carbon emissions as part of MetroBus, ...
Beijing's Transport Adventures
China’s Green Beat, is a neat bilingual blog I stumbled upon the other day, written by John Romankiewicz, an American Fulbright scholar currently living in Beijing, and Zhao Xiangyu, a Chinese citizen from Heilongjiang, a province in the northern part ...
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
Congestion pricing is good for the environment and public health. Photo by dlisbona. A team of scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London conducted a study showing that London’s congestion pricing scheme has ...
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 ...
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 ...
As India's Car Growth Explodes, Pedestrians Get Short Changed
As India's Car Growth Explodes, Pedestrians Get Short Changed
Photo by Jingye. As car fever strikes Bangalore and other rapidly-expanding cities throughout India, one group stands to lose out big: pedestrians. Yesterday The Times of India ran an important article – No Place for Pedestrians? – which talks about ...
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 ...
Bicycling in Istanbul
Bicycling in Istanbul
Photo by Murat Suyabatmaz. Biking in cities doesn’t have to be hazardous to your health. But in Istanbul, you must be extra careful. Besides traffic and air pollution – the usually problems faced by urban cyclists – Istanbul riders have ...