Planes, Trains and (fewer) Automobiles: Transportation Ideas for the 'Next New York' - Untapped New York
This is part of an ongoing series on ideas from Next New York, a project by the Forum for Urban Design. Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk isn’t the only one dreaming up outlandish new transportation modes with the Hyperloop. Over the past four months, the Forum for Urban Design invited architects, planners, developers, engineers and academics to brainstorm …
What we all can do
We have to stop polluting the air. Cut the carbon. So stop talking and thinking about it – get started now: reduce your carbon footprint. Take personal responsibility for your contribution to creat…
One photo that explains e-bikes’ astronomical potential
In this photo, roughly 35 people are traveling between two points. Four of them are doing it manually, with about eight times that number opting for electric assist. Obviously no one in this photo is on a bike, but stairs versus escalators offer an elegant example of the difference a simple electric assist can make between otherwise identical modes. And, therefore, an example of how electric bikes may appeal to many, many more people than normal manual bikes.
Mike Hudema on Twitter
“France just made the biggest electric bus purchase in Europe yet to address air pollution and #climatechange. We have solutions to the #climate crisis. Let's speed up and implement them. #GreenNewDeal #ActOnClimate #energy #tech #PanelsNotPipelines #go100re https://t.co/JpYSMZnwWJ”
TfL economic benefits of cycling paper a home run for investment case
Transport for London has released a 29-page paper detailing the economic benefits of cycling in immense detail; offering retail, social and health boons.
Colin Mckerracher on Twitter
“This ship in Gothenburg is being electrified: Stage 1: 1 MWh battery, mostly for docking maneuvers Stage 2: 20 MWh battery, 10 mile electric-only range Stage 3: 50 MWh battery, 50 mile electric range The snowball of lithium-ion battery applications is really rolling now.”
Understanding transportation behavior – with an infographic!
At Mobility Lab, we spend a lot of time researching people's transportation behavior and why they make the choices they do. What made you bike to work yesterday, but drive alone today? Creating a sustainable, efficient,
This Superyacht Produces Hydrogen From Seawater As It Sails
The worlds first self-sufficient sea vessel, Energy Observer, is due to leave her home port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France, over the next few days on the first leg of a global voyage to test and promote renewable energy technologies. This isnt just any yacht though, it uses nothing but…