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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Grist | Why an additional road tax for bicyclists would be unfair

Grist | Why an additional road tax for bicyclists would be unfair

There are many reasons for cities to encourage bicycling, and the economic argument is one of the best. Every time somebody gets on a bicycle instead of in a car, the city saves money. The cost of road maintenance is averaged at 5.6 cents per mile [...]

I Heart the Bus

I Heart the Bus

Reasons to ride the bus… Want a more relaxed way of life?  Ride the bus; I found that once I started using the bus, I stopped over-scheduling. Tired of fighting the traffic?  Ride the bus; I no longer care if it is snowing, or someone is [...]

Boulder’s Elected Leaders: Stuck between a Rock and Hard Place

Boulder’s Elected Leaders: Stuck between a Rock and Hard Place

The prospect of the City of Boulder and Boulder County making a deal with Jefferson County regarding the proposed Jefferson Parkway has alarmed some Jeffco activists who've been fighting the proposed toll road for several years.  The Jefferson [...]

Bike Share Comes to Boulder

Bike Share Comes to Boulder

On Thursday, December 2nd, 2010, Randle Rutsch from the City of Boulder Planning Department presented the Boulder B-Cycles system to the Boulder Planning Board. The Boulder B-Cycle program is a citywide, not-for-profit, short term bike rental [...]

Washington Post | Bicycle program makes District easier place to get around, residents say

Washington Post | Bicycle program makes District easier place to get around, residents say

he District is making its biggest splash with its bike-sharing program, the largest of its kind in the nation. Capital Bikeshare, which launched in late September, can trace its origins to a pilot program started in 2008. Operated by Clear Channel [...]

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

On the whole, you find wealth much more in use than in ownership. - Aristotle What Aristotle aimed at cannot be certain. When applied to owning a car, though, we can certainly interpret it in the following manner: “The true cost of car [...]

Sightline Daily | Measuring congestion the wrong way

Sightline Daily | Measuring congestion the wrong way

For decades, we've been hearing that congestion is getting worse and worse, and that traffic backups are taking a bigger and bigger bite out of our days (and paychecks) each year. But what if we're measuring congestion wrong -- and the [...]

RTD’s Fare Increase: Driving Us to Drive

RTD’s Fare Increase:  Driving Us to Drive

RTD has proposed another fare increase, this time a 12.5% increase from its current value of $2.00 to $2.25. The bus fare in 2002 was $1.10, which would be $1.34 in today’s dollars. The graph below shows the actual bus fare from 2002 to 2011, [...]

Amsterdam: What can Boulder learn from you?

Amsterdam: What can Boulder learn from you?

Two experts from Amsterdam will share stories and pictures of transportation, mobility and urban planning in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. Please join us for this free Brown Bag Luncheon presentation, Wednesday, November 10 from noon [...]

WATCH: Downtown Debate

WATCH: Downtown Debate

City Council will discuss the next steps for the downtown area south of Canyon Blvd. on Wednesday evening, November 3, 2010. Controversy and Consensus, a Channel 8 production hosted by Ralph Gregory, devoted a recent episode to downtown [...]

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