Those of you with long memories will remember Ford’s first foray into electric bicycles back in 2000 with the Th!nk lineup of electric cars and pedal-assisted bicycles. In the decade and a half since, Th!nk was sold and re-sold before finally dying in Indiana, and Ford has teamed up with Pedego to make a retro […]
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After what seemed like decades of chatter debating the pros (many) and cons (none) of improving mass transit on Miami Beach, it appears that the city is finally moving forward with a proposed light rail/wireless streetcar system. Once built, the light rail transit system would provide transportation up and down South Beach and, more importantly, […]
The Scion C-HR concept is aimed at what Toyota calls “young urban creatives” or yuccies, for short. If so, those people know very little about good styling.
Whether it’s work, school, or something else, we all have to get from here to there- and a new study says that WALKING is the least stressful way to do it!
America’s cities are embracing bike rental as a safe, healthier transportation option for commuters, and Seattle is the latest city to adopt the trend!
Thinking about the infrastructure that enables a city to start cycling in a big way in terms of what it costs is wrong. Think of what a bike city can SAVE!
Over in India, the Delhi Metro light rail company is going solar in a big way, placing roof mounted solar panels on several of its busy transit stations.
Mercedes’ Smart division is getting set to launch a Smart electric bicycle line in the US, and it’s got a snazzy new commercial to help make it successful.
Toyota believes that its new iRoad might be able to combine the advantages of a motorcycle’s small road footprint, the enclosed weather protection of a car, and the convenience of bike to deliver a superior “last mile” transit solution.
Ray LaHood hasn’t retired just yet- the former transportation secretary has joined Proterra to manufacture an incredibly efficient electric bus for cities.
It’s a tough economy out there, and many competent people with under-utilized educations are finding it hard to get a job that “fits” their goals. As such, many “millenials” are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit with tools like Kickstarter, IndiGoGo, and Etsy, among others. Some, however, still appreciate the brick-and-mortar approach, and want to contribute to […]
Bike-sharing programs are flourishing across the United States, with new bike rental stations popping up in major cities like New York, Chicago, and Miami on an almost weekly basis. This, of course, follows a larger trend in American bicycle commuting, which is greener, healthier, and generally better for America in every way.
The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.
Velomobiles and pedal cars like the Twike 4XP exist to show us that pedal power can be a viable means of urban transport. Companies like Scuderie Campari, meanwhile, exist to make pedal power dreams utterly, totally, and almost inconceivably sexy. This is the SC-1 ultra-luxe pedal car concept for adults, and it is gorgeous. Intended […]
We have wide open spaces and highways 8 lanes wide- but do Americans really do more of their travel by car than people in the rest of the world? What about trains? How do the subway and “L” commuters in New York and Chicago stack up against the people who frequent high-speed rail travel in […]
A few weeks ago, Yamaha rolled out a fully electric motorcycle “ecosystem” that could, in theory, take a motorcycle rider “from the cradle to the grave” without burning a single drop of oil. Among the scooters, pee-wees, and dirtbikes, however, there was one critical question that Yamaha had to answer before said ecosystem could really […]
Yamaha announced a number of new “concept” electric motorcycles at this year’s EICMA show- but what’s decidedly more important is this: Yamaha has created a fully electric motorcycle “ecosystem” that takes its customers from the cradle to the grave without burning a single drop of oil or gas. Hot damn! Ever since Apple conquered the […]
If you live in a big city and spend half your time driving dodging suicidal hipsters on rented Divvys, then you already know what I’m about to say: bicycles are taking over. That, in a great many ways and for a great many reasons, is a good thing. What’s missing, perhaps, from the American bicycling […]
There are two like, a block-and-a-half apart on Damen as of last weekend, and I just spotted another Divvy bike rental kiosk going up in Oak Park. Where there was nothing six months ago, there are now dozens of these things, and commuters on Divvy bikes are becoming a commonplace thing in Chicago.
The Paper Pulp Helmet’s designers claim the design “meets stringent European safety standards”, and that they’ll be able to sell the 100% recycled (and recyclable!) helmets for about $1.50, retail.