Zagster & Zipbike A New Vehicle-Sharing Venture Not About Cars – – Zip

Published on September 30th, 2016 | by

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Via CleanTechnica. Most urban environments don’t need more cars. Most times, they need fewer cars. Zipcar has joined the solution to problems of space, parking, congestion, and air pollution in yet another way (aside from its leadership in carsharing). Zipcar recently decided to launch Zipbike, a partnership with a startup called Zagster. The new vehicle-sharing venture is not about […] read more

Interbike 2016 Highlights | Bikes, Helmets, Clothes

Published on September 25th, 2016 | by

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This year we did both Outdoor Demo and Interbike. We rode as many bikes as possible, the details of which will be revealed in upcoming stories. We rode a variety of steel all-purpose bikes, and fell in love with some of the models in this rising category. Also at Outdoor Demo, we discovered that CamelBak […] read more

Interbike is Coming! Which Bikes Do You Want Most?

Published on September 17th, 2016 | by

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We’ll be covering Interbike again this year, and this time we want to hear from you, our readers. We’ve been bombarded with invitations from the various electric bike exhibitors, as well as other exhibitors. Some things we will absolutely not miss, but others we’re not sure we’ll have time for. Here’s the full exhibitor list. read more

Transforming Barcelona — One “Superblock” At a Time

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by

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In a new wave of socially and environmentally conscious planning, Barcelona is taking back its streets from cars. The plan will convert up to 60% of the streets from road to green spaces, bike paths, and a boardwalk for pedestrians. To begin, a square of 3×3 city blocks of the Eixample district will be closed off […] read more

Chicago Takes Transportation To The Skies

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by

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A whole new form of public transportation may be coming to Chicago soon, one that literally flies over issues of road use — a sky gondola. Framed more as a tourist attraction, the development would offer 30-minute rides and aerial views over the Chicago River. The concept is one of a few aimed at increasing […] read more

The Poor Subsidize Middle Class Free Parking — $440 Million From Car-Free Renters

Published on September 5th, 2016 | by

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You know the line: “nothing in life is free.” It’s not my favorite line, since it’s not completely true, but it does help to highlight the often illogical attraction we have to “free stuff.” By and large, people probably have a positive view of “free parking,” but the parking really isn’t free … not even […] read more

Fully-Charger-eBike & Fully Charged The Show — So Lovely, And Perhaps Safer

Published on September 1st, 2016 | by

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“Cycling along on a fantastic state-of-the-art, ebike. … Oh, Lord,” Robert Llewellyn exclaims. “Wow, that is amazing. Cause that is so easy now when I am peddling that slowly. Oh, there’s one of those red light things.” Ben Jaconelli joins Robert on the street: “It’s nice to stop you know because you can just get away up to […] read more

Seattle Light Rail Ridership Grows 83% With Expansion, Blows Away Expectations

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by

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Driving in Seattle or from Seattle to areas in the Puget Sound is a drive in congestion — a drive in overwhelming lanes and lanes of cars. Ridership has boomed more than expected on light rail in Seattle, and perhaps this is a reason why. The regional transit authority now has more plans to grow this more efficient option — […] read more

Cross Bikes: PBOT & Vision Zero Present Portland’s New Green Stripes

Published on August 26th, 2016 | by

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Portland is a bicycling kind of city. It is better than almost every other city in the US in this regard, but it is still adding more reasons for remaining drivers to get on a bicycle. Check out “Cross Bikes: Portland’s New Green Stripes,” for example. Driving a silent all-electric car, and being an avid pedestrian/bicyclist much of my life, […] read more

San Francisco Cuts Corporate Bus Stops, Car Use Increases

Published on August 24th, 2016 | by

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Things change, people change. Many believe it is time to embrace more change. Adapting to change is something one cannot avoid in my opinion, but it’s easier when changes don’t mean backtracking. A story from San Francisco highlights that more tech workers, who were recently shuttling to work from the city to the suburbs, are now commuting alone in cars […] read more

Bike Sharing & Electric Bikes May Play A Part In California’s Zero Emissions Plan

Published on August 8th, 2016 | by

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Getting the largest economy in the United States, that of California, to a net-zero emissions one is an incredibly ambitious goal, and one that will take a great many baby steps to achieve, among which is the aim of getting 1.5 million zero emissions vehicles on the road by 2025. And the state, which is […] read more