Slowly but surely, more U.S. communities are realizing that the future of mobility is bigger than cars. Biking is seen as an attractive, cost effective, healthy and convenient way to get around and is growing in popularity all over the country.
Over the past 20 years, bike lanes, bikeways, and bike-sharing services have exploded in popularity nationwide. These forms of progressive bike policy are especially prevalent in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, which has become one of the most bicycle-friendly places in the world. Now, research is showing that bicycle commuting can provide massive benefits to personal and community health, and Minneapolis-St. Paul is continuing to lead the way in this exciting new policy arena.
Learn about city-wide initiatives to expand stand-alone bike lanes into full networks everyday people can use with minimal inconvenience.
As U.S. auto manufacturers scramble to corner the suburban market for overfed pickup trucks, the vehicle needs of working people are being ignored. Whenever my colleagues meet, eventually the conversation comes around to the fact that none of us can find a vehicle that is practical. Maneuverability in tight yards, fuel efficiency, cost of tires and wheels, dependability and frame longevity in regions exposed to a lot of salt, and bed capacity are all being ignored. U.S. manufacturers apparently are operating in a silo, just talking to themselves — content to sell sizzle and bling rather than market usefulness. Here is my ode to the practicality of small pickup trucks.
We displayed the bus at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. We will also discuss the performance with the new batteries and solar array and our trip to Burning Man.
Huge health benefits heighten the need to make sure all Americans live in walkable communities.
Driving the Chevy Volt car is a pleasant experience and can be best summed up with the two “Qs”: Quick and Quiet. Read to discover notes on interior, handling, and automation features in the Chevy Volt. I hope you find my experience helpful in making your choice of a next car.
No one likes sitting in traffic—especially not the eco-conscious among us. If you’re an urban homesteader, you know green travel is tough to manage in the city. What you might not know is that there are a number of strategies that can help you to beat the commuter blues, as well as to better accomplish day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping and recreation. Cut down on driving, step up healthy exercise, and explore new parts of your city, all while knowing you’re helping to reduce emissions and keep the planet healthy!
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