Green Transportation

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

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.


Driving Should Be an Option—And So Should Walking

By F. Kaid Benfield

The American built environment encourages driving (and frustrating traffic jams), and driving should be an option, but are there ways to change our cities so we can have the choice to drive less and walk more?


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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?


Making Your Current Bike Fit You: How to Adjust Bike Handlebars to Fit

Do your knees, shoulders or back hurt from riding your bike? Learning how to adjust your bike handlebars might help you fix the problem.


Making Your Current Bike Fit You: Adjusting the Bike Seat

Do your knees, shoulders or back hurt from riding your bike? Adjusting the bike seat might begin to fix the problem.


Finding a Comfortable Bike Seat

Long rides making your rear-end sore? It should go away after riding for some time. If not, here are some tips to finding a more comfortable bike seat.