Browsing the "Transportation" Category

How You Can Make Bikes vs Cars Documentary a Reality

September 23rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure

Adelaide Creates World’s First Solar-Powered Public Transit System

September 4th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Many local communities are looking at ways that they can incorporate green technology into their city's municipal infrastructure. One impressive success story is the Tindo electric bus in Adelaide, Australia. Although many cities have experimented with using hybrid or electric technology in their public transport systems, this vehicle is the world's first 100% solar-powered electric bus; and not only is it powered by the sun, but this service is also offered free of charge

Are Bicycles a Sustainable Tool for Feminist Social Revolution?

April 30th, 2013 | by Elena Rodemann

Riding a bicycle helps the body stay fit and is environmentally friendly, and provides numerous benefits that allow for self autonomy, mobility, and health, all factors that help our society to evolve and improve. Although when I am riding my bike, some days it still feels like some people do not understand just how truly liberating riding a bicycle can be

Growing Our Local Food Infrastructure: Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville NC

February 11th, 2013 | by Brett Gustafson

Though it sometimes seems like our evil frankenfood corporate overlords, such as Monsanto and Dow, have completely hi-jacked our food system, many people around the nation are actually creating more sustainable and viable alternatives. A few good folks in Asheville, NC are bringing agriculture back to the people, empowering urbanites to gain more food independence, while learning to grow healthier fresh local food for their own communities

Kwanzaa Resolution: Rethinking What You Thought You Knew

December 26th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

While staring at this image, I was struck by how simple it can be to radically reframe what is possible, if you just slightly change your perspective, or maybe erase a few letters. This photo came through my social media feed via Cristina Morales; it reminds me of joyful exuberance, and the message gives me hope

Bicycling Increases 71% in San Francisco

June 12th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Part of what makes San Francisco such an attractive (and unfortunately very expensive) place to reside is that it is a beautiful livable city — biking and pedestrian infrastructure improvements over the last decades have helped to positively transform our town into a much more pleasant urban environment. The SF Bicycle Coalition announced recently that, according to the official citywide bicycle count, over the last five years bike ridership has increased a whopping 71%

Asheville North Carolina Promotes Multi-Modal Transit

May 23rd, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Asheville North Carolina is rolling out the next stages of its Multi-Modal transportation initiative at this year's Strive Not To Drive program. This week-long event will illuminate how the city is planning improvements with pedestrian, cycling, vehicle and public transportation infrastructure. It is also call to the citizens of Asheville to evaluate their transportation choices, and to explore other sustainable mobility options that are becoming available

Asheville North Carolina Installs New Public Bike Repair Racks

February 27th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

While walking around the arts district in Asheville, North Carolina last week, I encountered a most ingenius piece of sustainable transportation infrastructure: a free public bicycle repair rack. In the past I have seen public bike air pumps before in other cities, but never one that was also integrated into a rack for hanging your bicycle, along with several accessible commonly used bike maintenance tools

Right Wing Activists Denounce Bike Lanes as Part of an International Conspiracy

February 13th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

This is truly bizarre. In the United States there are now increasing incidents of marginal right wing protesters who are absolutely convinced that sustainable development projects, such as expanded public transit, smart energy meters and bike lanes, are part of a large secret United Nations plot to control all citizens and deny private property rights.

Biketopia: Learning about Bike Repair & Transitional Economies

January 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Do you believe that utilizing more bicycles for everyday transportation will help create a more sustainable world? Would you like to learn how to build and easily maintain your own bike? If the answer to these questions is yes, please come visit Biketopia and find out how you can construct your very own own bicycle utopia

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