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Active Transportation, Human-Powered

Dreams of Human-Powered Flight: The Myth of Daedalus - Ancient Origins

Fri Nov 24 2017 2:09pm

Dreams of Human-Powered Flight: The Myth of Daedalus
Ancient Origins
Daedalus, the legendary inventor of ancient Greek myth, joined the court of Minos, the ruler of Crete, as the king's star engineer. Daedalus was credited with creating myriad marvels, from carpenter's tools to animated statues. It was Daedalus who ...

Maple Ridge looking at limiting cycling on sidewalks - BCLocalNews

Fri Nov 24 2017 1:22pm

BCLocalNews

Maple Ridge looking at limiting cycling on sidewalks
BCLocalNews
Maple Ridge council is looking at dialing back its bylaw that allows people to cycle on sidewalks. A report to council from the city's active transportation advisory committee recommends banning biking on sidewalks on 224th Street, from North Avenue to ...

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So, BMW Wants to Build Networks of Elevated Cycling Paths - WIRED

Fri Nov 24 2017 8:01am

WIRED

So, BMW Wants to Build Networks of Elevated Cycling Paths
WIRED
If you're wondering why regular, human-powered bikes don't seem welcome—well, BMW doesn't make those. Like a well-designed highway, the E3 Way would feature ramps and sluice systems to handle merging. Video surveillance and artificial intelligence ...

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Trails plan moves to County Council for adoption - The Herald Journal

Thu Nov 23 2017 7:28pm

Trails plan moves to County Council for adoption
The Herald Journal
On Tuesday night, county residents have another opportunity to weigh in on the comprehensive master plan for the future of trails and active transportation in the valley. After months of public meetings and work sessions, Cache County Trails Planner ...

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Bendigo schools bring human-powered vehicles to Maryborough for RACV Energy Breakthrough - Bendigo Advertiser

Thu Nov 23 2017 12:08am

Bendigo Advertiser

Bendigo schools bring human-powered vehicles to Maryborough for RACV Energy Breakthrough
Bendigo Advertiser
It takes an entire team to be race-ready for the RACV Energy Breakthrough, with students, teachers and parents all pitching in to get their school's human-powered vehicles around the Maryborough course. Kennington Primary School was among the ...

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If the CTA raises fares, it should improve service and make the payment system more equitable - Chicago Reader

Wed Nov 22 2017 5:20pm

Chicago Reader

If the CTA raises fares, it should improve service and make the payment system more equitable
Chicago Reader
... the CTA should take steps to improve service and should adopt a more equitable payment policy to soften the blow for lower-income folks. Otherwise it faces additional decreases in ridership. "State legislators should never have let things get to ...

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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions - nwitimes.com

Wed Nov 22 2017 10:30am

nwitimes.com

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions
nwitimes.com
The front of the new Tesla electric semitractor-trailer is shown in a photo unveiled on Nov. 16. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. Provided. Tesla Electric ...

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'Seventy48' human-powered boat race to kick off in 2018 - Port Townsend Leader

Wed Nov 22 2017 6:19am

Port Townsend Leader

'Seventy48' human-powered boat race to kick off in 2018
Port Townsend Leader
Stand-up paddleboarders, including Karl Kruger of Orcas Island (foreground), started out in June to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and paddle on to Victoria for the first leg of the third Race to Alaska, the 750-mile race from Port Townsend to ...

RACV Energy Breakthrough: Wimmera schools prepare to race | Photos, Video - Ararat Advertiser

Wed Nov 22 2017 12:52am

Ararat Advertiser

RACV Energy Breakthrough: Wimmera schools prepare to race | Photos, Video
Ararat Advertiser
TEAMS from nine Wimmera schools will put their innovation to the test in the RACV Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough. The event involves students showcasing vehicles and machines they have built, including human-powered vehicles, energy efficient ...

City working group to launch campaign encouraging kids and parents to use active transportation methods - The Beacon Herald

Tue Nov 21 2017 5:24pm

The Beacon Herald

City working group to launch campaign encouraging kids and parents to use active transportation methods
The Beacon Herald
City Coun. Kathy Vassilakos stands with her bike outside of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic School. The school is one of two in the city selected to be part of a pilot project that aims to encourage kids to walk or ride their bicycles to school. (JONATHAN ...

Deadline nears for Route 9 public survey - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Tue Nov 21 2017 6:00am

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Deadline nears for Route 9 public survey
The Journal News | LoHud.com
The deadline for residents to chime in on plans for a more bicycle-friendly stretch of Route 9 along the Hudson River is fast approaching. A consortium of five rivertowns have given locals until Dec. 5 to share their thoughts on The Route 9 Active ...

In search of social enterprise in Myanmar, India and Nepal - Pioneers Post (press release) (blog)

Tue Nov 21 2017 4:00am

Pioneers Post (press release) (blog)

In search of social enterprise in Myanmar, India and Nepal
Pioneers Post (press release) (blog)
In part two of their photo diary, Katie Moss and Joseph Thomas complete their 10,000km purpose-driven, human-powered expedition from Vietnam to Nepal. In this second leg, they begin in Myanmar, travel through north-east India and finish in Nepal ...

How To... - DAWN.com

Sun Nov 19 2017 8:55pm

How To...
DAWN.com
This photo provided by Tesla shows the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled last Thursday. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation.—Tesla via AP. If you're the ...

Arcata Christens New Stretch of Humboldt Bay Trail - Lost Coast Outpost

Sun Nov 19 2017 5:25pm

Lost Coast Outpost

Arcata Christens New Stretch of Humboldt Bay Trail
Lost Coast Outpost
The three-mile stretch was opened to the public this morning during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Arcata Mayor Susan Ornelas. The trail, funded by the Caltrans Active Transportation Program, is the latest addition to the proposed 13 ...

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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Sat Nov 18 2017 3:07pm

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
The move fits with Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to government statistics. But ...

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Tesla plugs its electric truck - Concord Monitor

Fri Nov 17 2017 11:19pm

Concord Monitor

Tesla plugs its electric truck
Concord Monitor
This photo provided by Tesla shows the interior overview of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable ...

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Tesla's Musk unveils electric tractor-trailer - The Columbian

Fri Nov 17 2017 9:51pm

The Columbian

Tesla's Musk unveils electric tractor-trailer
The Columbian
The move fits with Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to government statistics. But ...

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Upgrades to These Six Bus Routes Would Improve Transit Citywide - Streetsblog Chicago (blog)

Fri Nov 17 2017 4:25pm

Streetsblog Chicago (blog)

Upgrades to These Six Bus Routes Would Improve Transit Citywide
Streetsblog Chicago (blog)
The Active Transportation Alliance's new study on boosting bus ridership, funded by the TransitCenter foundation, recommends that CTA bus lines across the city should be sped up using a combination of priority at intersections, dedicated lanes, and ...

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#LorainProud building momentum for action in 2018 - The Morning Journal

Fri Nov 17 2017 3:40pm

The Morning Journal

#LorainProud building momentum for action in 2018
The Morning Journal
#LorainProud building momentum for action in 2018. Breakout sessions were held during Lorain Proud's final charrette meeting of the year, held at Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center, Nov. 16, 2017. Here a group discusses ideas to build upon the ...

Vernon moves at record pace - Vernon Morning Star

Fri Nov 17 2017 3:18pm

Vernon moves at record pace
Vernon Morning Star
During the month of October the City of Vernon partnered with four elementary schools to celebrate International Walk and Wheel to School Month (iWalk/iWheel), an annual global event that promotes the benefits of active travel to school. Students who ...

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