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    Hundreds of Mystery Stop Signs in Cranston (RI) to Become Legal

    The city of Cranston in Rhode Island (near Providence) had a strange problem on its hands recently. Over 600 stop signs mysteriously appeared around the city. This was discovered after municipal court judges had to dismiss a number of tickets because they couldn’t find the stop signs on the books. Cranston city officials had to […] More

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    North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2011

    I briefly covered the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) at the beginning of the month. Now, it is here,.. well, in Austin, Texas. The show is being held from today, February 25, to Sunday. The folks over at BikeRadar are covering the show in-depth and I thought I’d share some tidbits from them. […] More

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    Pedal-Powered Snow Plow [VIDEO]

    Yes, that is the sh**. If you’re facing a lot of snow still or face it again anytime in the future, this pedal-powered snow plow looks like a good way to clear needed areas around your house or along important transportation corridors in your neighborhood. Clean, fun, and cool. This work doesn’t need to be […] More

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    CicLAvia 2011 Will Be in April, July, AND October

    CicLAvia 2011 (that would be Ciclovia in Los Angeles) will be held three times this year, according to… CicLAvia. “The route will be more-or-less the same as 10-10-10, with expansion to South L.A., Boyle Heights, and/or Chinatown as CicLAvia works with these communities and gets the new extensions ready and permitted – most likely in October,” […] More

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    Obama Administration Proposes $53 Billion More for High-Speed Rail [VIDEO]

    The Obama administration announced a proposal to dedicate $53 billion more towards high-speed rail in the next 6 years this week. That would significantly increase federal funding on high-speed rail. The administration awarded $8 billion to a national high-speed rail network early last year and another $2.5 billion later in the year, but a lot […] More

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    Peak Oil is a Comin’, WikiLeaks Confirms

    As if it wasn’t already completely self-evident, WikiLeaks has released a number of cables showing that Saudi Arabia is probably going to run out of oil a lot sooner than they’ve been claiming, and that, of course, their ability to keep oil prices down at a “reasonable level” isn’t going to last much longer. (Why […] More

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    High-Speed Rail to Save the American Dream?

    The American Dream may be just that, a dream. Or, perhaps it is something we had access to in the past but no longer. Or, perhaps it is something just at the end of our fingertips. There are many ideas as to what the American Dream is, was, or could be. Scott Thill of Alternet […] More

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    First Bike Sharing Program in U.S. without Bike Stations?

    “A small start-up near Washington, D.C. has started what it calls ‘the first stationless smart bike sharing program in North America.’ And all it took to get the system up and running was some bikes, U-locks and mobile phones.” That’s the intro to an interesting story on TheCityFix. It’s an in-depth piece on how three […] More

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    Conversation Cars on Public Transit: A “Modest Proposal”

    There’s been a pretty significant transformation on public transit in the past decade or less. Whereas riders used to start up a conversation with complete strangers on a regular basis in the past, more and more riders are plugged into their iPods, iPhones, iPads, or other electronic gadgets and stay in their own world despite […] More

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    North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2011 Preview – BikeRadar

    BikeRadar recently previewed the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Looks like a cool event. Here’s more: The seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show is set to kick off February 25-27 in Austin, Texas and even though the event is still several weeks out, it’s already shaping up to the biggest and grandest iteration to […] More

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