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Pittsburgh Announces 50-Station, Solar-Powered Bike Sharing Program

Pittsburgh Announces 50-Station, Solar-Powered Bike Sharing Program

Bike commuting is a boon for urban environments - and soon, the bustling City of Pittsburgh, Penn., is about to have a lot more of it. The city's Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recently announced plans to

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6 Ways Copenhagen Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025

6 Ways Copenhagen Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Image via Shutterstock 1. Install More Renewable Energy In an interview with Huffington Post, Mayor Jensen briefly outlined his vision for achieving carbon neutrality in Copenhagen by 2025. Not

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Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed

Washington State Official Says Cyclists Emit More CO2 Than Motorists and Must be Taxed

Photo via Shutterstock In a bid to raise funds for a $10 billion transportation bill in Washington State, legislators want to impose a $25 tax on all bicycles that cost more than $500. When local

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Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed’s microMAX Electric Vehicle Combines Personal and Public Transportation

Rinspeed just unveiled its new microMAX electric vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The unique commuter vehicle concept merges personal and public transportation in a

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Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney

Proposed Light Rail System by HASSELL to Change Transit in Sydney

As cities all over the world begin to reinvent their sustainable means of transportation, Sydney, Australia is getting on the bandwagon with the help of HASSELL, Arup and Aurecon. The New South Wales

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Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station is located on the northwest side of London and serves as the terminal for the dedicated Heathrow Express airport service. Originally constructed in the mid-1850's, Paddington was

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Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

John W. Olver Transit Center by Charles Rose Architects serves as the new central bus station for the city of Greenfield in Massachusetts. The 24,000 sq ft, two-story building also features government

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Moscow Agglomeration Competition Unveils Sustainable Master Plans for the City of the Future

Moscow Agglomeration Competition Unveils Sustainable Master Plans for the City of the Future

France’s Antoine Grumbach & Associes SA with Wilmotte & Associes SA won the prize for the overall planning of Moscow. The winner in the category for the best solution for the new federal

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Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

The Beatrixkwartier light rail station is one of the newest additions to the RandstadRail system, which connects passengers between The Hague and Rotterdam. The new station provides service for those

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6 Easy Tips to Green Your 4th of July!

6 Easy Tips to Green Your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this year, why not

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Chicago’s New Morgan Station is the First CTA Transit Stop in 15 Years

Chicago’s New Morgan Station is the First CTA Transit Stop in 15 Years

Chicago's new Morgan Station has been open for a month now, and it serves as a gateway to the city's central Loop. There used to be an old station in the exact same spot from 1893 to 1948 until it was

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Green-Roofed Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco Also Has a Yoga Studio!

Green-Roofed Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco Also Has a Yoga Studio!

In addition to the swanky green roof, which is already populated by rows of leafy vegetables and provides a nice lunch spot for the company's jubilant employees, the new headquarters boasts a micro health

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An Army of Pseudo Bikes Illuminates the Streets of Madrid

An Army of Pseudo Bikes Illuminates the Streets of Madrid

Not only to the Madrid-based designers have a sense of humor, but they definitely have a thing for nighttime guerrilla art. Armed with a pile of translucent fabric "bicycle seats" that easily slip over

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offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

The website was originally inspired by two young, adventurous souls who had moved to the city and were looking for affordable, car-free adventures that would get them into the outdoors. Finding that there

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Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station by Jackson McElhaney is one of 5 transit stations outside of Austin, Texas as part of CARTS. This Rural Transit District was formed through an interlocal agreement by nine county

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‘Bicycle Portraits’ Feature Cyclists from All Walks of Life

‘Bicycle Portraits’ Feature Cyclists from All Walks of Life

Last year, we covered the efforts of Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler, who set out to turn stunning portraits of cyclists in South Africa into a spectacular book. It appears that their fundraising efforts

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World’s Largest Bus: China’s 300 Passenger Youngman JNP6250G Set to Serve Beijing and Hangzhou

World’s Largest Bus: China’s 300 Passenger Youngman JNP6250G Set to Serve Beijing and Hangzhou

China has made a momentous step forward for public transportation by unveiling the world's largest bus - the Youngman JNP6250G. The megabus Superliner is 13 meters longer than regular city buses, and it

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California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s High Speed Rail Plans Advance Despite Tripling in Cost

California’s plans for high-speed rail are surging ahead in spite of national controversy over the cost of the project. A report from the state filed earlier this month found that the completed cost of

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California’s High Speed Rail Could Cost $98 Billion

California’s High Speed Rail Could Cost $98 Billion

Governor Edmund G. Brown recently appointed two new members to California's high-speed rail authority and asked them to assess the viability of California's high-speed rail proposal. They announced the

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Shiny, Tubular Slough Bus Station Improves Pedestrian Access

Shiny, Tubular Slough Bus Station Improves Pedestrian Access

The new bus station is located opposite the main railway station and takes the place of the former and outdated bus station, a derelict office building, and a multi-story car park. Before, the old bus

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US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

The Census Bureau just released a report on the commuting behavior of Americans in 2009. The commuting report is part of the American Community Survey, and it details the average commute time for

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This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

This Thursday is World Car-Free Day

World Car-Free Day - a day when people organize their own events to explore alternative transportation - is coming up this Thursday, September 22nd. The event is loosely run by the World Carfree Network

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Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Hyllie is the first station outside of Copenhagen and it serves as the gateway between Denmark and Sweden. Trains depart every 6 minutes, and the city tunnel is just a 12 minute ride away, while Malmö's

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BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

BMW DesignworksUSA To Upgrade San Francisco’s BART Trains

Riders of San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) can tell by the carpeting, plush upholstery, and decades-old ketchup stains that the same cars have been running down the tracks since 1973. The

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Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

The city of Murcia, Spain is going to great lengths to help reduce the city’s traffic congestion and to promote the use of the greener method – public transportation. The bold move involves offering

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Cable Car System Crowns Urban Revitalization Project in Rio de Janeiro’s Alemão Favelas

Cable Car System Crowns Urban Revitalization Project in Rio de Janeiro’s Alemão Favelas

©Bruno Filipe Soares Lira (Bruno Itan) The system is the work of Alemão PAC (Growth Acceleration Plan), and part of an urban revitalization program started under former President Luis Inácio Lula

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Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

When you left your house this morning, did you grab your car keys or your bus pass? We certainly hope it was the latter. After all, today is the sixth annual National Dump the Pump day. Created by the

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

Homeless to Get Free Mass Transit in the Bay Area

As an incredible initiative to get the homeless in Santa Clara moving, the Valley Transportation Authority in the Bay Area approved a plan to give them free bus and rail passes starting in April. The idea

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New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

This morning, America 2050, the nation's pro-high-speed rail group, released the first ever comparative study of nearly 8,000 potential high speed rail corridors. The analysis revealed which routes are

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