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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