Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

National Bike to School Day Encourages Active Transportation

By Kelsey McClelland

The National Bike to School Day aims to promote safer routes to school, cleaner air and active transportation. Find out how to get involved in your community.


See The USA

By Rick Stiles

Thoughts and ideas about purchasing a recumbent bicycle for a cross country trip.


National Walking Day Aims to Get People Moving

By Walk Score

The American Heart Association aims to get people moving by organizing a National Walking Day. Follow some of these easy suggestions to participate in National Walking Day.


Enter the Stromer Electric Bike Contest for a Chance to Win a New E-Bicycle

By Rebecca Martin

Swiss manufacturer Stromer has announced a sweepstakes to give away a new electric bicycle in the U.S.


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Changing the Context of Transportation

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen

Cuba's bike transformation was the result of a change in context induced by external forces. It was a disruptive event that forced them to adapt. Here in America, a land of such excess, no such sudden disruption looms (nor could it be predicted, I believe). Our transportation context is centered on the car. Our culture and economy are “driven” by the car. So, how do we create a culture of transportation that is dominated by bicycles?


The Race is On for Bike-Share Systems in the Midwest

By Streetsblog

Bike-share systems are popping up in cities across the Midwest as bike sharing becomes a more popular transportation option.


Bike Boom More Than Just a Fad

By Urban Times

The growing bike boom may be more than just a fad. It may be a full-blown movement toward a more sustainable mode of transportation.


How to Build a Cargo Bike Trailer

By Rebecca Martin

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a readymade bicycle cargo trailer when you can build one yourself? Portland Pedalworks keeps the project easy and inexpensive in this how-to video.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

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