“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, walkable localities are one of the best…

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Bike Lanes Boost Business in NYC

Thursday, May 16, 2013
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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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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
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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

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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London 2012 Olympic Games Aim to Inspire “Lasting Change”

Friday, May 11, 2012
2012 london

The countdown timer at the London2012 website shows less than 80 days before the 2012 Olympic Summer Games begins. Athletes and international delegates have no doubt prepared for this…

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