With just a few autonomous cars on the road, safety, traffic, and efficiency will improve everything, dramatically, for everyone. Here is the proof!
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Bike lanes offer a safe, healthy way to get to work without polluting the air we all breathe- but do they also violate the free exercise of religion?
Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.
Dubai’s director general Hussain Lootah has suggested banning poor people from owning cars in an effort to reduce highway congestion. This “income threshold” would prevent all but the wealthiest of Dubai’s residents from driving on the country’s high-speed highways. Oil-rich Dubai is in many ways a car lover’s dream, home to more high-end exotics per […]
Founded by three Beijing engineers three years ago, Electroforce recently unveiled its first production electric motorcycle. Shown here, the Electroforce will reach dealers in Beijing and Shanghai this March, with a price tag of about 30,000 yuan (approx. 4900 USD). Visually identical similar to the attractive and sporty Honda CBR250RR sold in the US, Asia, […]
The smog problem in China is now so extreme in major cities like Beijing, that government officials shut down six major highways and the airport in an attempt to get the smog to disperse.
Mythbusters took on a question that has been haunting civil engineers for more than a century; are roundabouts really more efficient than four-way stops?
Fifteen Bluetooth sensors have been installed along the Deerfoot Trail, a 31 mile long highway that accommodates between 27,000 and 158,000 vehicles per day. The idea behind the system is that it will allow drives to see real-time traffic report that will be shown on signs along the stretch of highway.
Autism is a cause of growing concern in the scientific community, with more and more children seemingly diagnosed with one of the many mental disabilities that fall under the autism label. While researchers have linked autism with obvious culprits like industrial food processing, a new study suggests a strong link between high traffic pollution and children born with autism.
Many people cite safety as the biggest reason they’re not commuting via bicycle, self included. Don’t cue the violins, I’m lucky to have had a full recovery from the crash I’m really sick of talking about, and I know my own road rage had some part in it. However, if seeing a cyclist in a wheelchair tugs at your heartstrings, go right ahead and urge your local Assembly member to vote yes on 1464.
I’m not gonna lie, Genuine’s Buddy line of small-displacement scooters have a special place in my heart. Over the past twelve months, I spent (quite literally) hundreds of hours riding various scoots, from Honda Metros to big-engined maxis, and the Buddy was always “just right”. It’s a “Goldilocks” bike, in other words … and now, thanks to Ferrara Pan and the introduction of this new Lemonhead model, the lil’ Buddys have gotten a lil’ bit sweeter.
This is the Hornster. It’s a 178 dB air horn pretending to be a bicycle, and make no mistake: I have never wanted any thing more in my life. That might not seem like a strong statement, but hear me out – I’m going to let you in on some of personal history that might […]
America’s reliance on automobiles is causing many cities to experience maddening levels of traffic congestion. I have personally experienced the unending hell that is traffic congestion ins Los Angeles, made all the worse by drivers who insisted on attaching themselves to your bumper. If you’re one of these idiots, you should know that you’re not […]
Car advocates take note; traffic congestion cost Americans untold hours and over $100 billion in wasted fuel in the past year. That’s 1.9 billion gallons of fuel gone, wasted, used for nothing more than idling and getting a big fat 0 for mpg. That is money out of our pockets, ladies and gentlemen. The new […]
An ambitious electric car-sharing program started last year in Paris – long time Gas2 readers may remember the Autolib system, a dense network of charging stations and rentable electric BlueCars. The little silver cars with colorful stickers are supposed to number 3000 by the end of next year, but they seem to be ever so […]
That right there? That’s a bunch of idiots grown men drifting adult-sized big wheels at dangerous speeds, downhill, against traffic … and it looks super fun! Check out the video. Looks great, doesn’t it? Right about now you’re probably asking yourself why this super-awesome video is showing up on a “green” car blog – but […]
The City of Los Angeles suffers from severe transportation dysfunction. This is an inevitable side-effect of being one of the most awesome cities in the world in a country built on car culture. Los Angeles’ DOT realizes that they’re not going to cure this malady alone. They are requesting our feedback.
Vienna is Austria’s cultural, political, and economic center. It’s rated as one of the best cities in the world in which to live. It attracts millions of tourists a year. And the cyclists are taking over.
The state of Colorado is known for its mile-high city, majestic mountains, an occasionally decent NFL team, and excellent craft beers. In a state like Colorado, the “beer flows like wine“, which is to say: there’s a lot of beer. Transporting all that carefully crafted beer – usually stored in large, heavy kegs – can get […]
GM’s upright, Segway-like EN-V electric vehicle has been given the green light for production, with high hopes to see the EN-V become a key part of major cities and car-sharing programs by 2020. As with the original concept vehicles that made their debut last year, the production EN-V will be fully electric, powered by li-ion […]