Category Archives: Transport

‘Velib extreme’ – the Paris cycle scheme update.

BBC Article JCDecaux, the company that runs the cycle hire scheme, says it can no longer afford to operate the city-wide network. Over half the original fleet of 15,000 specially made bicycles have disappeared, presumed stolen. They have been used … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Design, EU, Funding, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Youth | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Green Reflections

Looking back over 2008 in terms of climate change, there hasn’t been enough news to give us hope but to take a brief (very brief) look back at some of the green news that comes to mind, here are a … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Extreme weather, General, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, People, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Science, Transport | 3 Comments

EU emissions law forces Vespa to go automatic.

  Article Strict European emission legislation means Vespa will now only produce machines that have a fully automatic gear box. Scooter fans are not a happy bunch right now! UK general manager Tony Campbell said: “In an effort to clean … Continue reading

Posted in EU, Pollution, Technology, Transport | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Mini E … new electric on the block.

image: New York Times BMW will be leasing 500 Mini Es from dealers in New York, New Jersey and Southern California starting some time early in 2009. To be considered for one of these cars, visit the Mini Space site … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Design, Technology, Transport, US | Tagged

Virtual government; going web 2.0

Whatever country you’re from you’ll know how expensive it is to run a government. The person representing your area has to travel a lot for sessions at the centre of power. And what do they do when they get there?; … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Business, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Design, Economics, Energy, EU, Fashion, Funding, Information portal, London, Media, Media Resources, People, Politics, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, UK, UN, US | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

UK Committee on Climate Change demands inclusion of shipping & airline emissions

Article The Committee on Climate Change (the UK government’s official climate change advisers) said a cut in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 80% by 2050 should include international aviation and shipping. The committee, led by the former CBI head … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Carbon trading, Climate change, Energy, Politics & Policy initiatives, Transport, UK | Tagged | 1 Comment

Velib: the Paris bike hire solution

Vélib is a Self Service “bike hire” system available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Paris. It has been funded by Parisians forgoing advertising revenue to their city. The media giant JCDecaux runs the bike scheme & … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, EU, Politics & Policy initiatives, Transport | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Curitiba, a well designed ‘green’ city.

The city of Curitiba provides the world with a model in how to integrate sustainable transport considerations into business development, road infrastructure development, and local community development. With about 1.8 million residents, Curitiba occupies rolling terrain in the southern Brazilian … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Design, Housing, Planning, Politics, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Urban | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Urging for Greener Cars

Picture: Andreas Rentz / Getty There are three huge benefits to making cars more fuel efficient.  It will serve to to make us less dependent on oil, it will cut fuel costs which is a big plus for car owners and … Continue reading

Posted in Buying Green, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, General, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Transport | 2 Comments

UK canals see highest use since industrial revolution.

image: River Lee, London E5 Article. British Waterways have announced a record number of boats on the country’s canals. A programme of regeneration and restoration has transformed the canal network to such an extent that more than 31,000 boats travelled on … Continue reading

Posted in Funding, Tourism, Transport, UK, Water | Tagged | 4 Comments