Green Transportation

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

Tool Measures Fuel Cost of Electric Cars

By Joanna Hlavacek

A new tool released by the U.S. Department of Energy allows drivers to compare fuel costs of electric cars with those of gas-powered vehicles.


American Trails Recognizes Nation's Best Trails

By American Trails

Missouri comes out on top with the 2013 Best Trails State Award, recognizing innovative and successful trail sharing efforts, programs and systems.


Shakedown Bicycle Ride

By Rick Stiles

Checking out our bicycles, our gear and ourselves.


Ford Fusion Energi at the FAIR

By Rebecca Martin

Visitors enjoyed hundreds of test drives of Ford hybrid and electric cars at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.


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Can You Ride a Bike on the Sidewalk?

By The League of American Bicyclists

The presence of bicycles on sidewalks has long been debated: Is it legal? Is it safer than the road? Shouldn’t children be able to ride on sidewalks?


MAX100 The Shows Must Go On

By Jack McCornack

A big crowd likes MAXine better than MAX, and I’ll see you soon, at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.


Chicago to Launch Bike Share System

Press Release

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will launch the city’s new bike share system – called “Divvy” – later this year, with the goal of expanding to 4,000 bikes at 400 neighborhood locations.


Young People Are Driving Less

By Treehugger

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



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