transportation

Is It Time for a Real War on Cars?

Is It Time for a Real War on Cars?

In railing against everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a “war on cars.” Of course, there is no war on cars–but there should be. Cars directly kill and hurt more people every year than most diseases, resulting in 1.5 million deaths and 78 million injuries needing […]

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    3 EV Trends This Car-Buying Season

    3 EV Trends This Car-Buying Season

    Springtime is the time of year where we start to see the first signs of growth; the green shoots of what will turn into a verdant garden or a bountiful harvest. As the first quarter of 2014 comes to a close, we are seeing some encouraging signs that both electric vehicle sales and their benefits […]

    One in Five New Parking Spaces in New York City Required to be EV-Compatible

    One in Five New Parking Spaces in New York City Required to be EV-Compatible

    Before his term ended, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill in December to help the nation’s largest city become one of the most progressive when it comes to electric vehicles (EV). The city passed a law to make one of every five parking spaces at newly constructed garages or parking lots compatible with […]

    Light Rail Benefits Economy and Environment—Why Oppose It?

    Light Rail Benefits Economy and Environment—Why Oppose It?

    By Rob Perks Photo courtesy of Shutterstock I recently returned from a transportation conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on the economic benefits of building a light rail system to connect the Triangle region (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). The event—dubbed the “Transit Makes $ense” summit—was organized by the area’s leading “good growth” advocacy group WakeUP Wake County. The event featured more than 250 […]

    Electric Bike Sales Soar Worldwide

    Electric Bike Sales Soar Worldwide

    Photo credit: Pressebild Eurobike While data from the National Bike Dealers Association shows that Americans bought nearly 19 million bicycles in 2012, electric bike sales finished at less than 1 percent of that amount However, the 159,000 e-bikes sold from 2011 to 2012 in the U.S. still show plenty of growth. Americans purchased just 70,000 […]

    Smart Parking Solutions Can Reduce Emissions, Transform Cities

    Smart Parking Solutions Can Reduce Emissions, Transform Cities

    By Greg Rucks and Laurie Guevara-​Stone Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Searching for a parking space is a routine (and often frustrating) activity for many people in cities around the world. This search burns about one million barrels of the world’s oil every day. There are also four parking spaces per vehicle in the U.S., and most […]

    8 Governors Pledge 3.3M Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

    8 Governors Pledge 3.3M Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2025

    A group of like-minded governors on both sides of the nation pledged this morning to get millions of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) on the country’s roads by 2025. Governors from eight states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—said they would do their part to encourage drivers to buy ZEVs to total 3.3 […]

    Is Your City Listed in Latest Ranking of Bicycle Friendly Communities?

    Is Your City Listed in Latest Ranking of Bicycle Friendly Communities?

    The growing number of people pedaling along the sidewalks and streets aren’t just biking in urban areas. The League of American Bicyclists released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) today, including 32 communities that are new to the list, many of which are suburbs. There are now 291 BFCs in 48 states. The League […]

    Find the Closest EV Charging Station to Your Home

    Find the Closest EV Charging Station to Your Home

    Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) users in the U.S. have 6,601 public stations where they can charge their cars. Good thing, since year-to-date EV sales are up by a monstrous 447.95 percent compared to this time last year, EV Obsession reported. Also, the National Auto Dealers Association predicted that EV prices would drop by 30 percent this […]