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Paul Mathisen Named New Director of Sustainability - WPI News

Tue Dec 5 2017 2:52pm

WPI News

Paul Mathisen Named New Director of Sustainability
WPI News
The WPI community has made great strides in increasing sustainability on campus, from hosting multiple recycling events and building bioshelters for the local community to promoting sustainable transportation and ensuring campus buildings are as ...

DNV GL to assist Hawaii with clean-energy transition - Windpower Engineering (press release)

Tue Dec 5 2017 2:50pm

Windpower Engineering (press release)

DNV GL to assist Hawaii with clean-energy transition
Windpower Engineering (press release)
DNV GL, the largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Communities Alliance (BCA) to provide participating cities and local governments with support and resources ...

Ontario Pedals Money To Orillia For Bike Lanes - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Tue Dec 5 2017 12:12pm

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Ontario Pedals Money To Orillia For Bike Lanes
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Manager of Recreation Services Marcia Russell says they will use the money for four projects: extending the King Street trail to Front Street, resurfacing the Millennium Trail, the Matchedash Street route, and the Highway 12 cycling route that will be ...

Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept - Motor Authority

Tue Dec 5 2017 2:07am

Motor Authority

Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept
Motor Authority
The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other ways. Its first step? Ridesharing. This week, the automaker's newly minted MOIA ...

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Draft city transportation plan uses canal banks - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Tue Dec 5 2017 1:58am

Draft city transportation plan uses canal banks
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
As the city of Grand Junction prepares to update its plan for moving vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians around town, one of the four components of the plan incorporates some travel along canal banks and natural drainage ditches. The Active ...

UPDATED: Ontario pumping $3M into Windsor-Essex cycling infrastructure - Windsor Star

Mon Dec 4 2017 6:06pm

Windsor Star

UPDATED: Ontario pumping $3M into Windsor-Essex cycling infrastructure
Windsor Star
“We're Canada's southernmost city — we should have a tremendous uptake in active transportation,” said Newton. Despite its flat topography and mild climate, Windsor is behind other Canadian cities when it comes to encouraging more cycling, she said ...

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Pedestrian crossover on the way for Paterson Street in Almonte - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Mon Dec 4 2017 6:02pm

www.insideottawavalley.com/

Pedestrian crossover on the way for Paterson Street in Almonte
www.insideottawavalley.com/
The crossover, to be located on Paterson Street between Holy Name of Mary Catholic School and R. Tait McKenzie Public School, has been recommended as a high priority to council by the municipality's active transportation advisory committee (ATAC). It ...

Letter of the Day: Mobility choices for good urbanism - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Mon Dec 4 2017 11:13am

Letter of the Day: Mobility choices for good urbanism
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
That's what great cities do, and that's what the Active Transportation Plan is attempting to achieve. Successful transportation systems operate on moving people, not just cars. By 2015, Montreal had invested in 234 km of bike lanes, Toronto 128 km ...

Saugeen Shores Municipal Digest - Shoreline Beacon

Fri Dec 1 2017 5:11pm

Saugeen Shores Municipal Digest
Shoreline Beacon
SAUGEEN SHORES - One of the top items on Saugeen Shores' short-term recreation short-term to-do list to help resolve the shortage of ice pads in Saugeen Shores will be debated by the Town's Recreation & Active Transportation Advisory Committee (REACT ...

FuelCell Energy and Toyota Collaborate on Sustainable Transportation Fuel Project - AZoCleantech

Fri Dec 1 2017 9:51am

FuelCell Energy and Toyota Collaborate on Sustainable Transportation Fuel Project
AZoCleantech
FuelCell Energy, an international company dealing with clean, innovative, and economical fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery, and storage of energy, has just reported the execution of a hydrogen and power off-take agreement with Toyota ...

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Linking Land Use and Transportation Policies to Reducing Greenhouse Gases - The People’s Vanguard of Davis

Fri Dec 1 2017 8:06am

The People’s Vanguard of Davis

Linking Land Use and Transportation Policies to Reducing Greenhouse Gases
The People’s Vanguard of Davis
The California legislature in recent years has enacted policies designed to promote strategies to lower transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Dr. Maizlish writes: “An important component of VMT ...

Car still king in Sudbury, census says - The Sudbury Star

Fri Dec 1 2017 1:02am

The Sudbury Star

Car still king in Sudbury, census says
The Sudbury Star
According to 2016 census data released this week, more than 80 per cent of Sudburians drive themselves to work, while less than half a per cent hop on a bicycle for the commute. The gap has actually widened over the past decade, with more people ...

County to discuss trails plan again next week - The Herald Journal

Thu Nov 30 2017 8:57pm

County to discuss trails plan again next week
The Herald Journal
After input from many people who own homes along the canal system running through North Logan and Hyde Park, the Cache County Council took no action on adopting a countywide trails plan earlier this week. After months of public input and meeting with ...

Victoria among national leaders in sustainable transport use - CHEK

Thu Nov 30 2017 2:37pm

CHEK

Victoria among national leaders in sustainable transport use
CHEK
Statistics Canada released a study Thursday that reports Victoria has the highest percentage of active transportation users in the country at 16.9 per cent in 2016. 10.3 per cent of Greater Victoria residents walk to work, while 6.6 per cent take their ...

Greater Victoria a national leader in sustainable transportation - BCLocalNews

Thu Nov 30 2017 1:05pm

BCLocalNews

Greater Victoria a national leader in sustainable transportation
BCLocalNews
They include public transit, car-pooling, as well as forms of active transportation, such as walking and cycling. According to figures, just under 39 per cent of 170,830 employed commuters in the Victoria Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) use sustainable ...

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Human energy is a winner for schools - Sunraysia Daily

Thu Nov 30 2017 11:39am

Sunraysia Daily

Human energy is a winner for schools
Sunraysia Daily
The St Josephs Primary School team with their human-powered vehicle, front, Alex Diamantis, 10, Ashton Howard, 10, Ella Briggs, 11, Dustin Densley, 13, Abby Collihole, 10, and Hope Densley, 12. Back, Katie Hawkes, 12, Taylah Loxton, 12, William Finis ...

Shiyong Qiu - TheCityFix.com (blog)

Thu Nov 30 2017 9:26am

TheCityFix.com (blog)

Shiyong Qiu
TheCityFix.com (blog)
Shiyong is a research assistant in WRI China office, where she works on several research projects on sustainable transportation and urban development. Prior to joining WRI, Shiyong worked on several research projects related to air quality management ...

Inside the mechanics of building 8000lb human-controlled robo-athletes - Ars Technica

Thu Nov 30 2017 8:04am

Ars Technica

Inside the mechanics of building 8000lb human-controlled robo-athletes
Ars Technica
If Jonathan Tippett had his way, the Olympics of the future would showcase more than mere humans—he foresees human-powered robot athletes, too. And at a Toronto tech event this July, the Canadian mechanical engineer asked us to imagine racing events ...

Sustainable transportation on the rise across the GTA, census finds - Breakfast Television Toronto

Thu Nov 30 2017 6:35am

Breakfast Television Toronto

Sustainable transportation on the rise across the GTA, census finds
Breakfast Television Toronto
Although the car still reigns supreme, more people across the GTA are turning to sustainable transportation for their commute into work. According to recent data from Statistics Canada, 42.5 per cent of commuters living in the GTA commonly used a form ...

Victoria high on cycling, less so on transit, census data show - Times Colonist

Thu Nov 30 2017 5:45am

Times Colonist

Victoria high on cycling, less so on transit, census data show
Times Colonist
According to 2016 census data, a nation-leading total of 16.9 per cent of the region's 170,030 commuters are engaged in “active transportation,” with 10.3 per cent walking to work and 6.6 per cent cycling. Photograph By Jason Payne, PROVINCE. Residents ...

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