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“Avoid, Shift, and Improve” for a More Energy-Efficient Transport Sector

Friday, September 20, 2013
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Three words: Avoid, Shift, Improve. These words make up the three-pronged paradigm of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) approach towards greater energy efficiency in the transport sector, as outlined in…

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City Profiles and Urban Transport Policies

Thursday, August 8, 2013
web of highways shanghai

Each city around the globe has a different personality, as any adventurous globe-trotter would tell you. This one may dazzle with its bright lights and modern structures while…

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Is Your City Walkable?

Thursday, May 30, 2013
walkable cities

Parks, public space, pedestrian design, and people: these are only a few criteria of what makes a neighborhood walkable. According to WalkScore.com, walkable localities are one of the best…

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Bike Lanes Boost Business in NYC

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Photo Credit:  Some rights reserved by Payton Chung on Flickr.

Up to 49% increase  in retail sales were reported by locally-based business on one of the first protected bicycle lanes in the US, the 9th Avenue in Manhattan….

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Mexico City Bags ITDP Sustainable Transport Award

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Eco Bici bike sharing program in Mexico City. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Denis Bocquet on Flickr.

Thanks to its intentional efforts and reformation of public space and transportation  Mexico City has won the Sustainable Transport Award by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP),…

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Japan Ahead Of The Game With Bike Parking

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Shinagawa Underground Bicycle Park, Tokyo

Massive amounts of people navigate the streets of Tokyo by rail and ride their shopper bikes the last few blocks of their mission. Nearly 90% of the 13.1…

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Bikes Shine in Post-Sandy New York

Sunday, November 11, 2012
NYC cyclists

In the wake of power outages, fuel shortages, and facility shutdowns in post-Sandy New York, the bike is having a shining moment in the urban transportation crisis. In…

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Video> How the Dutch got their cycle paths

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Photo: Some Rights Reserved - Eindhoven, Netherlands

How did the Dutch come to have one of the most admired and safest cycle path systems in the world? This excellent short video gives us a brief…

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Californians Turn Against Bullet Train Proposal

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Southeastern High Speed Trains, St Pancras International

How convenient would it be to grab a suitcase, head from San Francisco to Los Angeles and arrive in a matter of a few hours? If you are…

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San Francisco Approves Huge Eco-Makeover

Thursday, May 31, 2012
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San Francisco is clearly embracing the 21st century trend of new urbanism. An inspiring proposal was approved last week to turn the heart of San Fran’s downtown area…

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