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

Atlanta’s MARTA Will Pilot Soccer + Transit Program

Published on August 3rd, 2016 | by

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In what may be the first location of a future “Station Soccer League” in Atlanta, MARTA’s Five Points transit station will be home to a small soccer field, which will be suitable for 5-on-5 and futsal-style games. The new pilot program came about through a partnership with Soccer in the Streets, a nonprofit organization that […] read more

London Bike Couriers Will Help Map City’s Pollution Levels

Published on July 28th, 2016 | by

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The Greater London area will eventually have “the world’s most advanced air pollution map,” thanks to a collaboration between Drayson Technologies, Inmarsat, and the bike courier company Gophr. 50 bike couriers with Gophr will be outfitted with Drayson’s CleanSpace Tags, which are small air pollution sensors powered by wireless signals, and these sensors will collect […] read more

Bike Sharing + Protected Bike Lanes = More Cycling, Reduced Risk

Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by

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How can cities get more people using bikes for transportation, while also reducing the risk of injuries or death? It turns out that it might not really be that complicated, and that by combining bike sharing systems with protected bike lanes, cities can boost bike transportation rates and increase bicycle safety, especially for low-income and […] read more

This 3,000 Mile Bike Path Will Go From Maine To Florida

Published on July 19th, 2016 | by

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Imagine being able to ride all the way from Maine to Florida on a trail system that links major cities on the east coast of the US, with large parts of the trail being traffic-free greenways. That would certainly be an improvement over the current hodge-podge of trails, roads, and pathways that currently exist, and […] read more

First Quarter of 2016 Shows 2.6 Billion Public Transportation Trips!

Published on July 12th, 2016 | by

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The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) First Quarter 2016 report shows 2.6 billion trips taken on public transportation in the U.S. – for those 3 months alone. This .4% increase compared to the previous year may be partially due to rises in employment, as 60% of commutes are for work. More employed people = more commutes […] read more

Residents Of Helsinki, Finland, May Not Need To Own Their Own Cars By 2025

Published on July 11th, 2016 | by

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In at least one Scandinavian city, owning your own car may not be necessary a decade from now, thanks to the forward-looking plans of the government of Helsinki, Finland. While the goal of eliminating the need for private car ownership in that capital city within 10 years may seem incredibly ambitious, it’s a laudable initiative, […] read more

Changing The D.C. Real Estate Market, One Bicyclist At A Time

Published on July 11th, 2016 | by

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In Washington D.C., where biking has doubled in popularity since 2009, commuter choices are producing wide-reaching effects. Professionals are giving up the ‘burbs and highways and opting instead for their bikes to get to work. If the bike traffic jams weren’t proof enough, the change in the real estate market is. Developers are unloading their […] read more