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How Cars Divide America

Car dependence not only reduces our quality of life, it’s a crucial factor in America’s economic and political divisions.<p>Urbanists have long looked at cars as the scourge of great places. Jane Jacobs identified the automobile as the “chief destroyer of American communities.” Cars not only clog our …

Bicycle Commuting

Finding the Untapped Potential of Alleys

“We’re starting to realize they’re just as powerful as a park or plaza.”<p>In the early aughts, a former skateboard kid named Daniel Toole was chafing at his slick corporate job in Seattle. To feel more like his rulebreaking teenage self, he cut through back alleys on his way to work. He liked their …

Urbanism

This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables

The island nation of Palau plans to stop buying diesel and go 100% solar by the end of 2019–and offer a blueprint for other island nations to do the same.<p>Like most islands, Palau, a Pacific island nation that bills itself as a pristine paradise, currently relies on diesel fuel to supply almost all …

Renewable Energy

SEGWAY: THE 21ST CENTURY FORD?

First, Segway was supposed to revolutionize urban mobility. Then Segway was supposed to be dead.<p>20 years ago, the original self-balancing Segway was …

Electric Vehicles

Laval gets new made-in-Quebec electric bike-sharing service

Laval inaugurated its new electric bike-sharing service Thursday, offering a Bixi-style model with 40 bikes and four service points where users can …

Electric Vehicles

saroléa releases MANX7, an electric motorbike featuring patterned golden color body

<b>considered as the first step in building the DNA of the belgian brand saroléa, the new MANX7 electric motorbike is simple and beautiful with its</b> …

Carbon Fiber

Honda Working Towards Batteries On the Go

This solution could solve most of the electricity-powered vehicles' issues<p>Range anxiety, charging times, and the lack of charging infrastructures …

Electric Vehicles

Uber invests in Lime city scooter hire company

<b>Ride-hailing business Uber has announced a deal with scooter hire company Lime.</b><p>Lime lets people hire scooters, electric bikes and pedal cycles in 46 cities.<p>The deal means Uber users will be able to rent Lime's scooters via the car-sharing company's app.<p>News about the deal emerged as Lime announced …

Transportation

This E-Bike Will Give You an Extra Boost When You Need Help Pedaling

With cars being one of the world’s leading causes of pollution, more and more people are opting for eco-friendly travel alternatives. One option is an <b>electric bike</b>—a bicycle with an electric motor, designed to give you an extra boost when you push the pedals. The popularity of e-bikes is certainly …

Biotechnology

Guildford's version of Boris bikes could be on their way

Guildford Borough Council has backed a public bike share scheme in Guildford.<p>The total cost of the scheme, including infrastructure improvements, …

Sustainable Transport

Why These Homeless Women Feel Empowered When They Get On Their Bikes

'I’m happy to learn. It helps my mental health.' 🚲<p>Three women walk down the steps at Queen Mary’s hostel on a sunny Friday afternoon to meet me. …

Mental Health

The coolest urban electric bike ever!

A new breed of electric bikes!<p>The <b>UNIMOKE</b> is a true crossover urban utility e-bike that blends the cool looks of a vintage moped with the latest of …

Electric Bikes

You Can Now Get an Electric Motorcycle For Less Than $2,000

The CSC City Slicker is the real deal, but there are a few catches.<p>CSC Motorcycles<p>The emerging market of electric motorcycles is one that’s still a …

Motorcycles

Zero motorcycle’s modular battery is one pricey upgrade

On a spreadsheet, electric motorcycles can be a tough sell. For starters, gas-powered bikes get outstanding mileage. So while hybrids and electric cars can save a driver money in the long run, that doesn't really apply to motorcycles. Instead, there's the warm fuzzy feeling that you're doing …

San Francisco

I rode a $7,000 electric bike that's as close to an old-school motorcycle experience as you can get in the 21st century — here's what it was like

I test cars and trucks all the time for Business Insider, but rarely two-wheeled conveyances. Dan McMahon is our bike person, and his coverage needs no introduction.<p>However, I also dig motorcycles and am particularly intrigued by electric versions. But because of my age and status as a parent, I'm …

Motorcycles

Uber's e-bikes are cannibalizing rides from Uber's cars

Six months after jumping into the bikesharing game, Uber has made a fascinating discovery: New riders taking a spin on its red Jump electric bikes in San Francisco are more likely to continue riding the bikes instead of hopping in one of its ubiquitous cars.<p>In other words, Uber is disrupting itself …

Transportation

Can you really get fit on an electric bike?

It's that time of year when, spurred on by watching the world's top cyclists conquer French mountains, we all fancy heading out on a leisurely cycle. But here's a question that will leave Mamils (middle-aged men in Lycra) choking on their energy gels: can you get fit on a bike with a battery? As …

Electric Vehicles

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Industry has out-lobbied environmentalists 10-to-1 on climate since 2000.<p>Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a …

Fossil Fuels

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the …

Climate Change

What Can a Gondola Do for Munich?

In a flat city with good transit, a proposed overhead line could close a gap in the existing network. Importantly, supporters don’t see it as a tourist attraction.<p>In Munich, the future of public transit might be up in the air. This month, the city is discussing a plan to create a new 4.5-kilometer …

Urban Design

Virtual Cities explores the urban landscapes of 40 video games

Game developer and writer Konstantinos Dimopoulos has crowdfunded an atlas exploring the design of cities in video games.<p>Virtual Cities: An Atlas & …

Urbanism

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

The New Nordic A-Frame: A Flat-Pack Tiny House by BIG

Tight quarters aren’t what you expect from the architect who dubbed his studio BIG (for Bjarke Ingels Group). As Ingels and his friend Søren Rose, …

New York State

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

1. The Bernina Express from Switzerland to Italy<p>Roberto Moiola / Getty Images<p>The Bernina Express train makes its way through breathtaking views of …

Trains

The 16 most Instagrammable places in American cities

Boost your feed with these top-notch urban destinations<p>Travel season is in full swing across the country, which means your Instagram feeds are filling up with epic photos and creative new hashtags. And while winter might be the season for hygge-inspired fires and cozy restaurants, summer is the …

Los Angeles

Parillino foldable ebike from Moto Parilla looks like mini Ducati

After CARBON SUV ebike we wondered what will the next Moto Parilla ebike look like, and we are not disappointed by what we saw on Eurobike. New …

Motorcycles

Laval launches electric bike rental service

Electric assist bikes are now available for self-service rental in Laval, similar to how the BIXI rental system in Montreal works.<p>The service is a …

Canada

Prodrive’s Hummingbird electric bicycle is a slick-looking 23 lb (10 kg) featherweight

Electric bicycles are usually quite heavy, though recent design innovations have been pushing the envelope to reduce motor weight. In the past, heavy-duty steel and aluminum frames, dense battery packs and bulky electric motors all helped tip the scales on these hefty metallic steeds.<p>The best way …

Carbon Fiber

Public Electric Bikes Make Their Canadian Debut In The Montreal Area

<b>I took the orange line between</b> Bonaventure and Berri-UQAM stations during afternoon rush hour for the first time yesterday and....just wow.<p><b>Stampedes</b> …

Canada

Uber's app is going to let you rent an electric scooter to zip around town

In addition of cars and bikes, users will soon find something new inside the Uber app: scooters.<p>The ride-hailing giant announced Monday that users will be able to rent a Lime scooter directly in the Uber app. The announcement comes as the ride-hailing giant also announced it participated in a …

Scooters