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California High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

On December 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority apparently issued a Request For Qualifications (RfQ) amongst train-operating companies — for the guidance of planning and early stage-operations of the planned Central Valley to Silicon Valley bullet train. To explain that more simply, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has begun looking for a train operator for the first […]

January 7th

$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

Also published on CleanTechnica. Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc. The American Public […]

November 29th

San Francisco’s Bay Area Bike Share Renamed Ford GoBike

San Francisco’s Bay Area Bike Share program will be renamed Ford GoBike in early 2017, as part of a new partnership between the operating firm Motivate and Ford Motor Company. The partnership will see Ford Motors provide funding that will allow for a large expansion of the program — from 700 to 7,000 service bikes, […]

October 30th

California Judge Rules in Favor of High-Speed Rail

According to The Fresno Bee, a Sacramento, California, judge recently denied the efforts of Kings County Board of Supervisors to halt production of a high-speed bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This is yet another advancement for the project which has been held up in litigation and bureaucracy for the last several years. […]

March 29th

$64 Million Bike & Ped Plan For San Diego Moves Forward

Recently, Next City reported on San Diego, California’s $64 million plan to construct a bicycle and pedestrian transit system complete with “protected bike lanes, pedestrian greenways, curb bulb-outs, road diets and more.” The Downtown Mobility Plan, if adopted, will reinvent the way cyclists and pedestrians travel the downtown streets. “Just getting to this stage is […]

March 5th

Bikesharing In Los Angeles Launches In Santa Monica

By Kyle Field Santa Monica and Venice Beach are two iconic Southern California destinations that embody the beach lifestyle in 2 very different ways. The upscale shopping mecca that is Santa Monica sports lots of EV chargers — many of which are free — and the architecture in the area exudes modern environmental awareness and […]

November 19th

Blackening The Cycle Scene

A new-on-my-radar “community-building collective” called Red, Bike, & Green is aiming to get more black urban Americans on bikes, and embracing the many benefits that come with that. From the economic benefits to the personal financial benefits to the mental and physical health benefits, there are many reasons why people in every community should be […]

March 22nd

7 Things I Loved about Living & Bicycling in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, & Redwood City, CA

Following up on my posts about what I loved about living and bicycling in Sarasota, FL and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC, here are 7 things I loved about living and bicycling in Northern California. In the middle of graduate school, I lived in Sunnyvale for a summer, worked in Redwood City, and did most of my grocery shopping in Palo Alto. So, despite being 3 different places, they were sort of one place to me and I’m combining them all for this.

May 31st

Southern California Investing in Bike Paths!

Southern California is known for its beautiful weather and, ironically, for its auto-centric development patterns. Why not take advantage of that beautiful weather more, some have argued. And they are actually being listened to, finally,.. in Long Beach at least. Long Beach is now constructing a network of separate bike paths. The city currently doesn’t […]

February 23rd

Most Promising High-Speed Rail Routes in U.S.

What are the most promising high-speed rail routes in the nation? A new report released by America 2050 evaluated 7,870 potential high-speed rail corridors across the country Here’s more on the report from the INFRASTRUCTURIST: To evaluate each corridor, the authors created a scoring system that weighed 12 factors that contribute to rail ridership, including […]

February 1st