Green Transportation

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

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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Walkable Neighborhoods Important for Retiring Baby Boomers

By Walk Score

Walkable neighborhoods will help keep baby boomers active and healthy after retirement.


You're Gonna Do What?: Committing to a Cross-Country Cycling Tour

By Rick Stiles

Saying ‘Yes’ to a cross country bicycling trip was easy. After I fully realized what my mouth had done, my brain had second thoughts.


Active Transportation Benefits Health: Walk to Run Errands

By Kelsey McClelland

Most Americans use vehicles to travel less than three miles, a distance that can easily be walked. Choosing active transportation over vehicles can improve your health, decrease your spending and minimize all that time you spend at stop lights.  


Individual Vehicle-Miles Traveled Continues to Decrease

By Kelsey McClelland

People are traveling fewer miles in vehicles, suggesting more compact communities whose residents choose walking over driving.