Browsing the "transportation" Tag

Bicycle Share Fact Sheet

May 14th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute

The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.

U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

August 28th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle

Can Solar-Powered Sailing Ships Open Up Ocean-Based Commerce?

September 21st, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Lower-tech forms of shipping could open up whole worlds of economic opportunity... and with marginal environmental impact, if done right. The creators of the Greenheart Project are trying to accomplish those goals with the development of a simply-designed, solar and sail-powered ship created specifically for use by some of the world's poorest people

Need a Ride to Burning Man?

August 9th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Getting to the site of the annual Burning Man gathering is a challenge in itself; Bay Area-based ridesharing service Ridejoy traces its roots to helping people make this difficult trip

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