Parody Of Transit Service Alerts — Amusing Excuse Generator

Published on September 30th, 2016 | by

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A parody of MBTA transit updates (service alerts) is an amusing Excuse Generator that wants you to lighten up if you’re delayed in Boston. Most of us don’t like interruptions to our work or play. If interrupted, we must adjust our attitude. Stay flexible. Stay peaceful. Maybe laugh. It may not get you where you want […] read more

Public Transit Saves Lives … A Lot of Lives

Published on September 30th, 2016 | by

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How long since you passed a sad traffic accident? Consider this: A person is 10 times safer taking public transportation for a commute than driving. You are 90% safer if you take public transportation (for commutes). The finding comes from a new study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study, The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: […] read more

$200 Billion In Funding For Public Transportation

Published on September 30th, 2016 | by

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Via CleanTechnica. $200 billion in funding for public transportation could make a big difference in the air everyone breathes. It could make a difference in the day-to-day mobility of many travelers. As US elections near, there is a definite tone within the US political system. This election cycle grasps for our vote. I think about all the money spent […] read more

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