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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Grist.org | Do helmets really keep cyclists safer?

Grist.org | Do helmets really keep cyclists safer?

"There’s even a case to be made that helmets actually increase the risk of injury. Institute of Transport Economics researchers Aslak Fyhri and Ross O. Phillips 'found that after having removed their helmets, routine helmet users cycled more [...]

Sustainable Transportation in Freiburg

Sustainable Transportation in Freiburg

I recently came across an interesting article by Ralph Buehler and John Pucher about the city of Freiburg, Germanyand its transportation system and planning since WWII (when it was 80% destroyed by Allied bombing raids). The city isn't so different [...]

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

How Should We Pay for Road Maintenance?

Images from Chris Hagelin's slide show At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, February 8, about the wisdom of the Transportation Maintenance Fee (TMF) proposed by the City of Boulder’s staff, panelist Steve Pomerance argued that it is [...]

Boulder Biketopia at the ULI Salon

Boulder Biketopia at the ULI Salon

NYC October 2012 (istock) Boulder's newly minted chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted its second salon on December 6th in collaboration with Bikes Belong and Community Cycles, entitled Biketopia: Dramatically Increasing Boulder's Bike [...]

YES! | 7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”

YES! | 7 Reasons Bikes Are for Everyone—Not Just “Cyclists”

It turns out there are Cascadians who, like Copenhageners, would like to get from A to B on their bikes but don’t ever want to ride a "century." (They might not even care to know what a century ride is.) That’s fine. You don’t have to identify [...]

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Boulder County’s Proposed Transportation Master Plan

Graphics courtesy Boulder County At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, August 10, Julie McKay, planning division manager for the Boulder County Transportation Department, presented the main elements of the proposed Transportation Master Plan [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

"When Fort Collins, Colorado, was looking to replace its system of private garbage collectors with a municipal system, numerous voices decried the influence of the UN’s tentacles in municipal waste disposal." Read the entire article at the [...]

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Odense, Denmark (Google Street View) With this year's expiration of the Kyoto Protocol and our Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, the City of Boulder is looking to the future, trying to come up with an appropriate longer term climate action [...]

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

How Green is Boulder’s Land Use Transportation System?

Utrecht, Netherlands (Flickr creative commons http://flic.kr/p/bGMNz2) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of July 30, Kevin Krizek, professor of planning and design at CU-Boulder, suggested that Boulder supplement or replace its [...]

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