Copenhagen plans bike superhighways →
Copenhagen, one of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities, has begun turning its extensive network of bicycle paths into bike superhighways. The Danish capital has more bicycles than people, and cycling is so popular that the city’s numerous bike paths can become congested during peak time. The proposed bike highways will be dotted with pit stops where it will be possible for cyclists to...
Nissan Leaf runs equivalent of 99 miles per... →
sfgate, 22.11.10. reader comment: In my use the Leaf will get infinite MPG. I won’t be buying gasoline for it (isn’t that the G in MPG??). Now, if we’re talking ‘miles per kilowatt’ (MPK) or ‘miles per kilo of carbon oxidized’ (MPKCO), then we’re comparing apples to apples. Calling it 99 MPG is inaccurate and retarded. But then, first...
Revisiting Donald Appleyard’s Livable Streets from Streetfilms. video to accompany previous post.
Mapping the Impact of Traffic on the Livability of... →
In a groundbreaking study conducted in 1969, Donald Appleyard, a professor of Urban Design at UC Berkeley, provided the first emperical evidence of the impact of traffic on neighborhood streets. In particular, he investigated 3 different streets in San Francisco that were chosen to be as identical as possible in every dimension except for one - the amount of traffic on each street. The study...
Los Angeles on $100 a Day →
The bike path between Santa Monica and Redondo Beach means avoiding cars, even at rush hour. nytimes frugal traveler, 09.11.10. gotta go see LA for real one weekend or longer. having traveled to quite a few places already in europe and couchsurfed twice, my desire to travel has grown even more. When I get back to the States I wanna CS in South Carolina and other southern states, the east coast,...
EBMUD turns food scraps into electricity →
Workers hose water into the underground mixer as the truck empties its contents. Right now, EBMUD receives around 30 tons of food waste a day, five days a week. But the agency is looking to increase this amount six-fold. By next spring, EBMUD’s engineers are expecting to ramp up to 200 tons of food waste a day. “Every molecule of methane that you destroy is a greenhouse gas that you have...
Exporting Our Way to Stability →
We want to be known not just for what we consume, but for what we produce. And the more we export abroad, the more jobs we create in America. In fact, every $1 billion we export supports more than 5,000 jobs at home. nytimes op-ed contributor: Barack Obama, 05.nov.2010. “There still exists a caricature of India as a land of call centers and back offices that cost American jobs,” he said....