Green Transportation

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

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.    


NREL Helps Communities Assess Electric Vehicle Readiness

Press Release

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched a new tool to help communities assess their readiness for plug-in electric vehicles.


Top Car Sharing Cities in America

By Walk Score

As gas prices continue to rise, so does car sharing. Walk Score lists the top 10 car share cities in North America.  


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Walking to School Improves Students' Ability to Concentrate

By Rebecca Martin

A Danish study has found that concentration improves among students who bicycle or walk to school.


How To: Winter Biking

By Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Winter biking doesn't mean spending tons of money on new cold-weather gear. Adding a few essential items to your closet can help keep you warm during cold weather biking.


A Growing Trend, Car Sharing Offers a Different Mobility Option

By Planetizen

Car sharing is becoming more popular in the United States, and is a greener method of transportation.


MAX Update No. 99: More MAXes and a MAXine

By Jack McCornack

The first civilian-built MAXes are nearing completion, and here are a couple of them that are rolling under their own power.



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