Green Transportation

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

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.


'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.


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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.


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.



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