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24

Jul

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

23

Jul

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

02

Jul

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

For Europe’s new plug-in hybrids, price matters (a lot)
Audi and Volvo will roll out luxury electric cars in the U.S. market early next year. Both companies admire Tesla’s strategy, but can they match the Model S as objects of desire?

11

Jun

treehugger:

Building an up-cycled, open source cargo bike for a city of hills

04

Jun

treehugger:

This “Walking Bicycle” combines walking with biking for die-hard pedestrians. See the video here.

treehugger:

This “Walking Bicycle” combines walking with biking for die-hard pedestrians. See the video here.

06

May

5 reasons to give up your carThe average American shells out nearly $10,000 for a year of driving privileges. With other options increasingly available, is it really worth it?

5 reasons to give up your car
The average American shells out nearly $10,000 for a year of driving privileges. With other options increasingly available, is it really worth it?

28

Apr

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

24

Apr

Cargo bikes: The new way to move kids, stuff and pizzaPortland, Ore., is ground zero, but working bicycles are catching on everywhere for people who want to leave their car in the garage.

Cargo bikes: The new way to move kids, stuff and pizza
Portland, Ore., is ground zero, but working bicycles are catching on everywhere for people who want to leave their car in the garage.

22

Apr

Are vintage EVs the answer to New York’s carriage horse controversy?The Horseless eCarriage may look like a Brass Era car, but under the skin it’s a modern battery electric. The car’s future is caught up in a bitter battle (with celebrities!) over the welfare of the horses.

Are vintage EVs the answer to New York’s carriage horse controversy?
The Horseless eCarriage may look like a Brass Era car, but under the skin it’s a modern battery electric. The car’s future is caught up in a bitter battle (with celebrities!) over the welfare of the horses.

18

Apr

5 creative ways people get around citiesIt’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?

5 creative ways people get around cities
It’s not all planes, trains and automobiles. How about painted buses, cable cars, electric bikes and rickshaws?