Green Transportation

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

'Kickstarting' the K15 Bamboo and Recycled Aluminum E-Bike

By J. William Moore, EV World

Assembled in China from native bamboo and recycled 6160 aluminum tubing gussets, this bike frame seemed the perfect complement to the ZeHus motor. I not only ended up with one of the most beautiful e-bikes Iʼve ever seen, but it also turned out to be one of the lightest. Learn how you can reserve a future production version of the e-bike.


Little Town on the Prairie Steps It Up: Examples of Walkable Communities

By Jay Walljasper

Albert Lea, Minn., shows how walking and other healthy habits can rejuvenate a rural community. Learn about how to build a walkable community guided by ideas presented in the Blue Zone Projects and see examples of walkable communities around the United States.


MPX Update, Part 2: Horsepower for Heavy Hauling

By Jack McCornack

MPX chugs from coast to coast pulling a car-factory-on-a-trailer, and we learn how much power we need for a 5,000-plus pound payload.


Driving Green at the FAIR

By Rebecca Martin

MOTHER EARTH NEWS fairgoers could choose a vehicle from a fleet of Ford hybrid cars to test-drive on the rolling countryside outside Asheville, N.C.


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What America’s Most Walkable Suburb Can Teach Towns Everywhere

By Jay Walljasper

Suburban life has always been synonymous with long hours in the car. That’s changing now. Arlington, Virginia, shows how feet on the street helps a community thrive. Learn about how Arlington is promoting walking through city initiatives as well as 10 more cities that are striving to make their communities more walkable.


Evergreen Transportation

By Shawn Hosford

How we need to rethink our transportation in order to keep Washington the evergreen state.


MPX Update, Part 1: Aerocap Finds Free Fuel

By Jack McCornack

The first step in our high-mileage pickup project: an "aerocap" streamlined cover for the bed. An aerocap gives the biggest bang for the buck.


Getting to School Shouldn’t Be So Hard

By F. Kaid Benfield

Fewer kids are walking to school—with good reason not to. Schools are built farther from community centers, and traffic is heavier, making the streets less safe. Is there a way to change our built environment to revive the walk to school?



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