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Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

American University Radio | Is Local Better When It Comes To Our Food?

American University Radio | Is Local Better When It Comes To Our Food?

"Conventional food travels an average of 1,250 miles before getting to its final destination. So why does anyone fly in food – sometimes from half a world away - and use up all that fuel when they can get lettuce or goat cheese from the next [...]

Shareable | Why are Bikes Being Targeted by Congress?

Shareable | Why are Bikes Being Targeted by Congress?

How in the the world can biking and walking be controversial? Read the entire article at Shareable.net: Why are Bikes Being Targeted by Congress?

Mr. Money Mustache | The True Cost of Commuting

Mr. Money Mustache | The True Cost of Commuting

The idea of living close to work still seems to be completely alien to most people I’ve met. While I would personally consider it far more important than even the salary or the work performed, most people put commute distance below house price, [...]

The Atlantic Cities | Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

The Atlantic Cities | Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

We can crusade for the elimination of transportation services that cannot pay for themselves and in the process eliminate essential mobility for people who need to get around now, all the while hoping that the poor will at some point be handed [...]

The Atlantic Cities | Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The Atlantic Cities | Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

Earlier neighborhoods were literally built on a scale for the human body, with architectural embellishments at eye level and blocks and sidewalks designed for foot travel. The human measuring stick hasn’t changed much over the last 200 years, and [...]

OnEarth.Org | The Bicycle Diaries

OnEarth.Org | The Bicycle Diaries

In the future, when gas prices are exorbitant and cities implement congestion charges that render driving a luxury that even fewer of us can afford, you, too, may find yourself pushing the pedals. Read the entire article at OnEarth.Org: The [...]

NYTimes.com | The Dutch Way: Bicycles and Fresh Bread

NYTimes.com | The Dutch Way: Bicycles and Fresh Bread

While Europe is dealing with congestion and greenhouse gas buildup by turning urban centers into pedestrian zones and finding innovative ways to combine driving with public transportation, many American cities are carving out more parking [...]

PLAN-Boulder Takes on the Jefferson Parkway

PLAN-Boulder Takes on the Jefferson Parkway

PLAN-Boulder County sent the following letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today (July 28, 2011). PLAN-Boulder County is an organization of several hundred citizens established more than 50 years ago to advocate responsible [...]

Counterintuitive: How Having Access to a Fleet of Cars Lowers Car Use

Counterintuitive: How Having Access to a Fleet of Cars Lowers Car Use

Scenario one: Your personal car is parked out front and you get a sudden craving for ice cream. You don't think about it. You jump in your car, drive to the grocery store, buy a pint of ice cream, drive home and eat the ice cream. Scenario [...]

LATimes.com | Critic’s Notebook: Fast lane to gridlock

LATimes.com | Critic’s Notebook: Fast lane to gridlock

It's striking, though, that amid all this handwringing we've barely paused to ask the most basic questions about what the widening project means for the city and how we navigate it or how we think about the relationship between architecture and [...]

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