Eco-Living, Transportation

Cities Around the World Are Restricting Traffic — and Reclaiming Streets for People

May 14th, 2020 | By Rachel Somerstein

In the face of a global pandemic, cities and their people are banding together to enhance their communities.
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Transportation

This Chicagoan is on a mission to help auto dealers sell electric vehicles

Apr 15th, 2020 | By Kari Lydersen

Neda Deylami is one of 10 young people recently chosen for an E2 Environmental Entrepreneurs fellowship.
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Transportation

Vermont city hopes ‘Airbnb for EV charging’ will give renters new options

Mar 20th, 2020 | By David Thill

Burlington Electric is partnering with a software company on a pilot program to spur charging at apartment buildings.
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Transportation

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet? Only if they replace car trips

Jan 28th, 2020 | By Jeremiah Johnson

Shared e-scooter programs may seem like a green way to get around, but these small vehicles can have big environmental footprints.
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Transportation

Massachusetts city considers requiring climate warnings on gasoline pumps

Oct 31st, 2019 | By Sarah Shemkus

The city of Cambridge is aiming to become the first in Massachusetts — and perhaps the country — to require gas pumps to display warning labels describing the contribution fossil fuels make to climate change. The goal is to make consumers confront the impact of their choices, one fill-up at a time.
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Transportation

How to Get Paid to Report Idling in New York City

Sep 19th, 2019 | By Jeremy Kranowitz

New York City is rewarding citizens for improving air quality. Thanks to activist George Pakenham, citizens can file complaints against idling vehicles and pocket 25% of the fine, which can range from $350 to $2,000. Here’s how it works.
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Transportation

New Anti-Idling Toolkit: Take Action in Your Community

Jul 9th, 2019 | By Sustainable America

In the United States, nearly 4 million gallons of fuel is wasted every day as a result of vehicle idling. We’ve developed a new anti-idling toolkit to make it easy for anyone to take action against idling and make a positive impact on the environment. Help us make turning off the engine rather than idling as natural as wearing a seatbelt!
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Transportation

Anti-Idling Laws Gain Momentum Around the Country

Jun 17th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

When it comes to reducing harmful vehicle idling, laws and regulations are a good start, but they aren’t very effective unless they are enforced or paired with public education. Find out what cities like New York, LA, and Washington D.C. are doing to solve this problem.
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Transportation

How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets for Walking and Biking

May 28th, 2019 | By Rachel Somerstein

The future of the country’s aging interstate highway system looks bleak, and that’s a good thing for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.
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Transportation

Meet America’s First Bike Mayor

May 15th, 2019 | By Amy Leibrock

An Amsterdam-based social enterprise is working to empower citizen “Bicycle Mayors” around the world as catalysts for transforming cities through cycling. So far, the U.S. has one, with more on the way. Meet Tiffany Mannion in Keene, N.H.
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