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Active Transportation, Human-Powered

Chengdu, China awarded for Sustainable Green Parking Design and Operation - eTurboNews

Tue Sep 26 2017 12:19am

eTurboNews

Chengdu, China awarded for Sustainable Green Parking Design and Operation
eTurboNews
Through Parksmart certification, West Village is supporting sustainable transportation and mobility through innovative strategies that help to improve the health and wellbeing of its visitors. West Village is the first project in China and the first ...

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Inverness County awarded active transportation grant from province - Cape Breton Post

Mon Sep 25 2017 9:22pm

Inverness County awarded active transportation grant from province
Cape Breton Post
Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette, on behalf of Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan, announced the money on Monday from the province's sustainable transportation grant program known as Connect2. “Encouraging active living is important for so ...

Could widening the Capital City Freeway help with congestion? - ABC10

Mon Sep 25 2017 9:08pm

ABC10

Could widening the Capital City Freeway help with congestion?
ABC10
Professor Susan Handy is director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at University of California, Davis. She said an expanded freeway may mean more cars on the road. "If we expand the freeway, what are we doing? We're making it ...

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County road and trails managers to speak to cyclists - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Mon Sep 25 2017 9:02pm

www.insideottawavalley.com/

County road and trails managers to speak to cyclists
www.insideottawavalley.com/
Cyclists, hikers and active transportation (AT) enthusiasts will have a chance to brainstorm with the people in charge of Renfrew County's roads and trails on Oct. 4 in Cobden. That's when OVCATA — the Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation ...

Councillor seeks reinstating moratorium on road allowance sales - Niagarathisweek.com

Mon Sep 25 2017 8:01pm

Niagarathisweek.com

Councillor seeks reinstating moratorium on road allowance sales
Niagarathisweek.com
LINCOLN – With the town's renewed focus on active transportation, at least one councillor is calling for a moratorium on selling unopened road allowances. However, JD Pachereva withdrew his motion last Monday, citing the absence of two councillors, ...

Waverley Underpass area closed this weekend - Winnipeg Sun

Mon Sep 25 2017 3:54pm

Winnipeg Sun

Waverley Underpass area closed this weekend
Winnipeg Sun
In order to complete construction of the detour road and active transportation path, the Waverley Underpass project area will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from Friday at 5:30 p.m., to Monday at 6 a.m. The road, sidewalks and ...

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Canada and Manitoba invest in rural transit projects across the province - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Mon Sep 25 2017 2:33pm

Canada and Manitoba invest in rural transit projects across the province
Canada NewsWire (press release)
WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognize that strategic investments in public transit and active transportation infrastructure play a key role in developing dynamic communities, encouraging healthy lifestyles ...

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Waverley and Taylor to close this weekend for underpass detour work in Winnipeg - Globalnews.ca

Mon Sep 25 2017 1:44pm

Globalnews.ca

Waverley and Taylor to close this weekend for underpass detour work in Winnipeg
Globalnews.ca
Cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the new detour active transportation path. Some turning movements will be restricted as a result of the detour, including a mandatory turn right on Eastbound Taylor Avenue at Waverley Street, and no lefts ...

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The water speed record that's surprisingly hard to break - BBC News

Mon Sep 25 2017 6:26am

BBC News

The water speed record that's surprisingly hard to break
BBC News
On a cold day in October 1991, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) led by physicist Mark Drela set a record for the fastest human-powered water craft. Their hydrofoil, Decavitator, reached a speed of 18.5 knots (21.3 mph/34km/h ...

Supervisors authorize construction contracts for Reche Road improvements - Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News

Sun Sep 24 2017 7:50am

Supervisors authorize construction contracts for Reche Road improvements
Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News
The significant use of that portion of Reche Road by bicyclists and pedestrians made the project eligible for an Active Transportation Program grant funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and administered by the California Department of ...

Q&A: Strong Towns at Today's Orange County Transportation Forum - Streetsblog California (blog)

Fri Sep 22 2017 4:18pm

Streetsblog California (blog)

Q&A: Strong Towns at Today's Orange County Transportation Forum
Streetsblog California (blog)
The same could be said with the state's cap-and-trade money, which is relevant to transportation because it's such a large contributor to GHGs–thus high-speed rail, active transportation, electric vehicles, some transit operations, and affordable ...

Q&A: Strong Towns at Today's Orange County Transportation Forum - Streetsblog California (blog)

Fri Sep 22 2017 12:20pm

Streetsblog California (blog)

Q&A: Strong Towns at Today's Orange County Transportation Forum
Streetsblog California (blog)
The same could be said with the state's cap-and-trade money, which is relevant to transportation because it's such a large contributor to GHGs–thus high-speed rail, active transportation, electric vehicles, some transit operations, and affordable ...

Highway expansion drives jobs away from communities that need them - Chicago Reporter

Thu Sep 21 2017 9:44pm

Chicago Reporter

Highway expansion drives jobs away from communities that need them
Chicago Reporter
That's the argument made recently by Ron Burke, policy director of the Active Transportation Alliance. The amounts being spent are huge: $3.4 billion total for the six-mile Elgin-O'Hare tollway and a second leg that's planned from O'Hare Airport to ...

Latino Active Transportation: Reinvigorating Walking in US Suburbs - Streetsblog Los Angeles (blog)

Thu Sep 21 2017 6:52pm

Streetsblog Los Angeles (blog)

Latino Active Transportation: Reinvigorating Walking in US Suburbs
Streetsblog Los Angeles (blog)
Latinos add their mobility patterns to U.S. auto-designed streets to create an innovative pedestrian vernacular streetscape. This vernacular offers cultural, economic, and social solutions and opportunities for Latino mobility needs as they customize ...

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Tip: Know When To Automate With Artificial Intelligence - Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

Thu Sep 21 2017 1:07pm

Enterprise Irregulars (blog)

Tip: Know When To Automate With Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Irregulars (blog)
Processes that require a heavy physical presence will most likely require human powered capabilities. However, processes that put lives in jeopardy serve as great candidates for AI powered and automation. In general, low physical presence requirements ...

Urban orchard wows bloom judges - Portage Daily Graphic

Wed Sep 20 2017 5:38pm

Portage Daily Graphic

Urban orchard wows bloom judges
Portage Daily Graphic
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:29:57 CDT PM. The city's urban orchard - a collection of apple, plum, pear and cherry trees located along the Fisher Ave. active transportation path - was a hit among Communities in Bloom judges. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic).

Soloman wins Richland County Active Transportation Plan photo contest - Richland Source

Tue Sep 19 2017 12:07pm

Richland Source

Soloman wins Richland County Active Transportation Plan photo contest
Richland Source
This photo contest invited all members of the community to share their photos capturing the joy, energy, and impact of walking and bicycling to be featured in the Richland County Active Transportation Plan. This plan looks for improvements and ways to ...

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City seeks thoughts on trail system - Fairmont Sentinel

Tue Sep 19 2017 1:06am

City seeks thoughts on trail system
Fairmont Sentinel
“It's not a survey, it's just providing comments,” said Troy Nemmers, city engineer/public works director. “We asked a lot of questions in 2013 when the Active Transportation Plan was originally done, but there's been a lot more discussion about trails ...

UTubers: BYU well brings water to 23 countries, President Eyring visits Caribbean - Deseret News

Mon Sep 18 2017 7:33pm

Deseret News

UTubers: BYU well brings water to 23 countries, President Eyring visits Caribbean
Deseret News
BYU posted a video about a human-powered well, the Village Drill, created by BYU engineering students five years ago. According to the YouTube description, the well has now brought water to 23 different countries. “We felt there was inspiration ...

U of T wins 2017 World Human-Powered Speed Challenge - News@UofT

Mon Sep 18 2017 5:00pm

News@UofT

U of T wins 2017 World Human-Powered Speed Challenge
News@UofT
U of T Engineering's Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team has won the 2017 World Human-Powered Speed Challenge. The team's recumbent bicycle, named Eta Prime, was clocked at an impressive 127.6 kilometres per hour – the fastest in this year's ...

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