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Green Transportation

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

Young People Are Driving Less

By Treehugger

Driving patterns now closely resemble those from 1995, as young drivers are finding alternative forms of transportation.


'Ride the Future Tour' Aims to Promote Green Travel

By Joanna Hlavacek

Ride the Future Tour, a 43-day cross-country trip in electric vehicles, will start July 4 in South Carolina. Event organizers hope to build awareness for green transportation and break a few records along the way.


Bike Commuting Grows by Leaps and Bounds

By League of American Bicyclists

The number of bike commuters is on the rise everywhere in the United States, but especially in Bicycle Friendly Communities where it has increased an average of 80 percent.


Electric Cars Pose a Silent Danger to Pedestrians

By Soli Salgado

These new vehicles may help the environment, but their soundless engines are a threat to the visually impaired, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists.


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Rails-to-Trails Deter Crime in Communities

By Jake Lynch

Rail-trail opponents object to public pathways on the grounds of public safety, but crime and antisocial behavior typically decline in areas with trails.


Less Than 25 Percent of Americans Walk for More Than 10 Minutes

By Stephanie Stephens

The United States has one of the lowest rates of active transportation in the world, leading to poor cardiovascular health and other diseases.


Stuff: Selecting Gear for a Cross-Country Bicycle Trip

By Rick Stiles

So, I separated my bicycle gear for the cross-country cycling trip into two piles: needed, and nice. The needed items came in at 43 pounds. I will be traveling through towns almost everyday so replenishing items like soap, insect repellant, sun tan lotion, first aid items, bicycle parts, and personal hygiene should be easy. With this in mind I drastically reduced the quantity and different types of consumables: 37.8 pounds.


Take Your Bike to Work

By Rebecca Martin

Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.